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 names western Canada representative

January 9, 2012

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Akhurst Machinery Co. as its distributor in western Canada, providing local sales and technical support. Bystronic is a manufacturer of press brakes, precision lasers, waterjet machinery, and automation and material handling systems....

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Why beam delivery matters - TheFabricator.com

Why beam delivery matters

January 6, 2012

The most powerful laser in the world can’t work without an effective, finely tuned beam delivery system. Its design hinges on the application, but a few basic elements lay the groundwork. Together they provide myriad options to find the most effective way to carry and shape the beam on its way from the laser source to the workpiece.

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5 commonly overlooked laser maintenance areas - TheFabricator.com

5 commonly overlooked laser maintenance areas

December 15, 2011 | By Brian Fredrickson, Jeff Hahn

By keeping tabs on laser optics, gas flow, chiller performance, and machine cleanliness, a metal fabricator can ensure that a laser cutting machine is performing as it should and possibly lengthen the machine's working life as well.

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Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager

December 14, 2011

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has appointed Al Bohlen to the newly established position of national sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fabrication industry in customer service and support, applications engineering, product management, and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated adds senior sales engineer in Texas

December 6, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has announced the addition of Kent Dixon as a senior sales engineer for Texas. He has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including design, manufacturing, and project management, and 13 years of capital equipment sales experience to Cincinnati. In this position,...

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Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

December 6, 2011

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, with a TruDisk fiber-guided solid-state laser, is designed for cutting parts out of thin sheet material at high speeds. In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 0.16 in. thick, the fiber achieves feed rates up to three times faster than the CO2 version,...

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Salvagnini fiber lasers include SigmaNEST software

November 27, 2011

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, has announced that its SigmaNEST® software is being employed on the Salvagnini fiber laser cutting system. The software provides part nesting features to help reduce scrap and increase productivity, the company states....

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Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager

November 27, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has appointed Allan Callander to the position of market sales manager. The appointment is part of the company's expansion of its laser systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics, and precision mechanical components....

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Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick

November 10, 2011

The Optiplex 3015 2-D laser cutting system is available from Mazak Optonics. The system features a flexible, two-pallet changer that provides high throughput and AO/5 automated setup technologies. The machine processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick. It features the PreView II touchscreen control...

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Rofin-Sinar opens new subsidiary in India

November 7, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a developer and manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has incorporated a subsidiary in India to meet the demands of the growing Indian markets. The new firm, Rofin Baasel Laser India Pvt. Ltd., is located in Mumbai. The company...

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Replacement CO2 laser optics designed to eliminate the need for beam centering upon installation

October 24, 2011

II-VI Infrared provides replacement cut lenses used in TRUMPF®'s latest-generation TruLaser single-cutting-head machines. The lenses feature a contoured flat on one edge that works with TRUMPF's LensLine monitoring system. The system monitors cut lens contamination and provides feedback to the...

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Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting

October 20, 2011 | By Dan Davis

A defense contract drove Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Forest, Va., to seek out a flexible fabricating tool that could handle bent tube and structural shapes, and the fabricator found its answer in a laser cutting machine that could accommodate 2-D and 3-D parts.

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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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