Laser Cutting Products

The laser cutting technology area has information on 2-D and 3-D cutting machines, optics, resonators, cutting gases, and automated material handling systems. In addition to conventional CO2 systems, it has information on solid-state fiber and disk lasers.

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Tool aids alignment of multimode fibers used with lasers

February 17, 2014

FiberTool™ from Laser Mechanisms Inc. is a patent-pending device that aids in the alignment of standard multimode fibers used with Nd:YAG, fiber, and disk lasers. It produces a real-time output signal to the user that is a gauge of the alignment quality of the laser energy into the fiber...

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Femtosecond laser processing allows cutting, drilling with no thermal damage

February 11, 2014

LSA Laser has added femtosecond laser processing capabilities for medical device manufacturing. The lasers can drill and cut high-precision holes and shapes free from thermal damage, the company reports. The ultrafast laser system vaporizes matter without HAZ, making it suitable for use on...

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Femtosecond laser’s average power output exceeds 20 W

February 10, 2014

The IMPULSE® is an all-diode, direct diode-pumped, Yb-doped fiber oscillator/amplifier. Available from Clark-MXR Inc., this high-average-power femtosecond laser features all-solid-state construction with a user-adjustable rep rate from single shot to 25 MHz, greater than 20-W average power...

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Laser machine cuts large workpieces with reduced electrical consumption

February 5, 2014

Mitsubishi Laser has introduced the RX series laser system, designed as a cost-effective option for cutting large workpieces. The ML4020 RX machine is built to handle workpieces up to 13 by 6.5 ft. Resonators are available in 45 and 60CF-R. The Blow Pierce feature can reduce piercing times in...

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Fiber laser processes thin sheets with 6g acceleration

February 5, 2014

Prima Power has introduced the Syncrono fiber laser, featuring 6g acceleration for processing thin sheets. The system is two synchronized machines in one: one small, light head with high dynamics, and one larger machine with a wide working area. The two machines are coordinated by patented...

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Direct-drive gantry system simplifies laser system calibration

February 4, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has announced upgrades to its HSE line of large-format, 400-W CO2 laser systems. A new direct-drive gantry system has been added that simplifies the calibration and maintenance schedule, according to the manufacturer. The upgraded height-following system is three times faster...

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Parts evaluated for laser processing

January 13, 2014

Laserdyne offers evaluations of parts for laser processing. Working from customers' CAD drawings, descriptions, or sample parts, the company's process engineers help direct customers to a laser process and system that meet their quality and cost-efficiency requirements. The company's laser...

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Laser optics manufactured to specification

January 8, 2014

Laser Research Optics offers custom laser optics made to specification from ZnSe and ZnS in sizes from 0.5 to 5 in. OD. They can be supplied plano-convex, plano-concave, and as wedged-windows and mirrors in round, rectangle, and square shapes that can include steps, holes, and other special...

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New control system added to fiber laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

New control system added to fiber laser cutting system

December 10, 2013

The NTC TLH series fiber laser processing system from Komatsu features a new control system and teach pendant to help simplify operations. The 06R controller provides touchscreen activation and an easy-to-read screen. The new teach pendant has a response time of 0.5 sec. Its safety interface...

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2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick

December 6, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, a 2-D laser cutting machine with a 5-kW, solid-state laser, uses the manufacturer's new BrightLine fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1-in. thick. The fiber enables the laser to produce small holes and tight contours in thick sheet metal while boosting...

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CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting

November 20, 2013

A line of direct field-replacement CO2 laser optics for Amada®, Coherent®, Cincinnati®, Epilog®, Mazak®, Synrad®, and Universal® laser systems is available from Laser Research Optics. The optics include lenses in 0.5 to 1 in. ODs with 1- to 12-in. focal lengths, as...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting

November 19, 2013

Dimeco Alipresse has developed the LINACUT® line of machines that combine laser cutting with coil-fed processes. Focusing on processing strips up to 0.16 in. thick, the line comprises a coil handling section, a LINACUT continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic...

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Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts

November 19, 2013

Kern Laser Systems offers large-format laser cutting equipment that handles complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in their CAD software and then cut full sheet stock to help maximize yield. The metal...

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Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines

November 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and then laser-engraved onto the part utilizing a Bystronic...

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