Laser Cutting

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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Laser cutting machine enhanced with 6000 W resonator

March 23, 2010

Bystronic has introduced an enhanced version of its BySpeed 3015 laser cutting machine, which features the ByLaser 6000 W resonator, a power package designed to deliver up to a steady 6 kilowatts to...

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Upgrading your laser cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Upgrading your laser cutting equipment

March 1, 2010

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Upgrading the laser resonator or undertaking full laser cutting renovation represents an alternative to the expensive proposition of purchasing a new laser cutting machine.

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Blended laser-assist gases: Recipe for successful materials processing

February 23, 2010

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Now processing a greater variety of materials with their lasers, fabricators are exploring new assist gas blends of up to four gases. What's the best way to blend and deliver these gases? For some, on-site blending systems can help optimize cost savings and improve quality.

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Automated tube cutting system combines material handling, software, and single CNC workstation

January 12, 2010

Han-Kwang offers the series TL automated tube cutting system. It combines tube cutting technology with material handling, tubing software, and a single CNC workstation for nearly nonstop production of...

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LIA's Arthur L. Schawlow award presented to Valentin Gapontsev

January 12, 2010

Valentin Gapontsev, founder, chairman, and CEO of IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., has received the Laser Institute of America's 2009 Arthur L. Schawlow award.The award honors individuals who have...

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The importance of focal positions in laser cutting

January 8, 2010

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If the proper laser beam focal position and projection shapes are maintained within the material to be processed, the balance of the requirements necessary to producing a consistent, high-quality laser-cut are kept to a minimum. That's why it's important for laser cutting equipment operators to know the rules of laser beam focusing.

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Air dryer for laser purge helps protect system's mirrors

December 15, 2009

Parker Hannifin has introduced a line of Balston— air dryers for purging of industrial laser plenums, which protect the laser system's mirrors from dirt and moisture.The dryers use membrane...

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Durable Mecco partners with Manufacturing Solutions

December 15, 2009

Durable Mecco, a provider of marking systems in Franklin Park, Ill., has formed a strategic partnership with Manufacturing Solutions Inc. based in Beaumont, Texas.The partnership allows Durable Mecco...

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Laser marking software helps optimize parameters for different processes, materials

November 10, 2009

TRUMPF's TruTops Mark Navigator is an interactive software used in conjunction with the company's TruTop laser markers to help optimize laser parameters for different laser marking processes and...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material...

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Cleaning kit helps extend laser optics life

November 10, 2009

The LRO CO2 laser optics cleaning kit is available from Laser Research Optics. It includes 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical-grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled...

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The Metal Shop installs new Mitsubishi laser

November 10, 2009

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom metal fabrication business in Crystal Lake, Ill., has installed a new Mitsubishi 3015 LVPLUS IIlaser with a 5- by 10-ft. table to replace its older Mitsubishi LVP215...

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laser blanking flexible stacker

Say goodbye to hard tooling

November 2, 2009

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The high-powered fiber laser now can take on the work of the blanking press.

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Monitoring system reduces laser cutting lens deterioration

October 13, 2009

Bystronic has incorporated a cutting lens sensor (CLS) detection system on machines equipped with Bylaser 4,400- to 6,000-W laser sources.The design of the monitoring system incorporates optical photo...

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Punch/laser combination features enhanced transition between modes

October 13, 2009

Amada's new LC-C1NT combination punch/laser machine has been engineered to reduce the time it takes to transition between modes. According to the company, the normal transition time of almost 5...

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