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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Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary

October 18, 2011

Swiss company Bystronic, a supplier of lasers, press brakes, waterjets, software, and automation equipment for sheet metal processing, marks its 25th anniversary this year. In light of this, the company celebrated the milestone over a three week period in September at its world headquarters in...

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Prima Industrie forms Prima Electro North America

October 17, 2011

Prima Industrie has announced the formation of Prima Electro North America. The new organization, based in Chicopee, Mass., and led by Terry VanderWert, president, was formed by the merger of the former Convergent Laser Division of Prima North America and is the result of the organizational changes...

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Ace Precision takes delivery of two Laserdyne systems - TheFabricator.com

Ace Precision takes delivery of two Laserdyne systems

October 3, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has delivered two Laserdyne 795XL seven-axis BeamDirector® systems to contract manufacturer Ace Precision Machining Corp., Oconomowoc, Wis., for laser processing of components for the aerospace and power-generation industries. In addition to the two...

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Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections

October 3, 2011

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT Jumbo series automatic laser tube cutting system for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes. The system can be used to cut round, square, and rectangular tubes, as well as nontubular open structural sections in diameters from 3 to 20 in. and lengths up to 60 ft....

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Bystronic introduces financial arm - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic introduces financial arm

September 28, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new financial arm, ByFinances, to assist customers in purchasing the company's equipment. According to the company, the service features an easy application and approval process, competitive rates, and programs independent from banks and market...

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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Nesting software keeps the “lights-out” on - TheFabricator.com

Nesting software keeps the “lights-out” on

September 9, 2011 | By Cornel TerreBlanche, John Leuzinger

"Lights-out" laser cutting-defined as a machine laser-cutting parts without the need of operator intervention, typically during an unmanned evening shift-can only occur when the cutting head can move around the sheet unencumbered. Advanced nesting software can ensure that "lights-out" remains on.

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Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers - TheFabricator.com

Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers

August 29, 2011

High-power CO2 laser optics from Laser Research Optics, optimized for 10.6 µm and offered in 1.5- to 2.5-in. diameters, are designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers. With focal lengths from 3.5 to 12 in., the lenses are A/R-coated and exhibit total absorption of less than 0.2...

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Laser cutter specifically designed, built around fiber-optic technology

August 23, 2011

Salvagnini America offers the new L3 fiber laser cutter, which the company says is the first laser cutter specifically designed and built around fiber-optic technology. Features include high speed, low energy consumption, low maintenance, low cost per part, increased accuracy and realiability, and...

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TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors

August 15, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., a producer of lasers and other fabricating machinery in Farmington, Conn., has presented 2011 awards of sales achievement to three of its distributors. Fabricating Machine Technology, Cleveland, received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of its...

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6,000 W 2-D laser cutting system processes thicker mild steel, stainless - TheFabricator.com

6,000-W 2-D laser cutting system processes thicker mild steel, stainless

August 9, 2011

Mazak Optonics Corp. has increased the power output of its SuperTurbo-X Mark III 2-D laser cutting system to 6,000 W for processing thicker mild steel and stainless materials. Built using the company's hybrid platform, the system has a constant-beam-length construction to provide uniform cutting...

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Rotary index configuration simplifies switch from flat sheet to tube, pipe cutting - TheFabricator.com

Rotary index configuration simplifies switch from flat sheet to tube, pipe cutting

August 1, 2011

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system for cutting medium to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can process round, square,...

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MultiCam Inc. names Florida Technology Center sales manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam Inc. names Florida Technology Center sales manager

August 1, 2011

MultiCam® Inc., Dallas, has appointed James Anderson to sales manager of its Technology Center in Orlando, Fla. He was the technical support supervisor in that location for the past nine years. A former small-business owner in the metal fabrication industry, Anderson has experience in...

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Putting talent to work - TheFabricator.com

Putting talent to work

August 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Arin Inc. has evolved from a steel rule blanking house to a modern metal fabricator capable of producing precision, laser cut blanks. Bu workers can see history every day--a tool room for steel rule die remains, as do the mechanical presses. A tour of Arin's shop is a walk through time, a gallery showing what metal fabrication talent has produced over the decades.

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Seeing the (green) light - TheFabricator.com

Seeing the (green) light

August 1, 2011 | By David J. Stone

More lasers or punch presses may enable a shop to cut more parts, but those parts still must be loaded, unloaded, and transported to downstream operations. In these cases, automation can help increase green-light-on time and help a shop produce more parts in less time.

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