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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Flying-optic CO<sub>2</sub> laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables - TheFabricator

Flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables

May 10, 2010

Han-Kwang USA has introduced the FS8025, a flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system with dual shuttle tables, each measuring 26 ft. long by 8 ft. wide. Powered by a 2.5-, 4- or 6-kW Panasonic laser...

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TRUMPF announces laser division personnel changes

April 27, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced several staff changes within its laser division. David Havrilla has been promoted to manager of products and applications. He has been involved with...

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Coherent opens CO2 laser applications lab in China

April 27, 2010

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has opened a new CO2 laser applications laboratory in Beijing. The facility gives customers in the Chinese materials processing and microelectronics markets quick...

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Large-format laser machine incorporates 6,000-W resonator

April 12, 2010

Bystronic has incorporated the ByLaser 6,000-W resonator into the ByStar L 4025 series of machines. The machine can process large-format sheets measuring up to 8 ft. wide by up to 39 ft. long. It uses...

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PRIMA North America promotes sales/marketing manager

April 6, 2010

PRIMA North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., the North American subsidiary of PRIMA Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has promoted Carl Bryant to the position of sales and marketing manager for PRIMA 3D...

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Prima Industrie named best-performing Italian industrial machinery company

March 30, 2010

Prima Industrie S.p.A. has been named best-performing Italian public company in the industrial machinery sector, and second of all large companies, according to an independent study by A.T. Kearney, a...

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Sominn expands work force, machine offerings

March 30, 2010

Southern Minnesota Machinery Sales (Sominn), Dodge Center, Minn., has added Matt Helfenstein as territory manager, Rocky Drinkwine as territory manager, and Jim Anderson as inside service technician....

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Gladwin expands representation of Mazak Optonics laser products in Midwest

March 30, 2010

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced that in addition to Minnesota, the Dakotas, and northern Wisconsin, Gladwin Machinery and Supply Co. will now represent Mazak laser products in...

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Rofin-Baasel receives supplier award from Intel

March 23, 2010

Rofin-Baasel, Hamburg, Germany, has received Intel Corp.'s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for its performance in 2009 in providing Intel with laser marking equipment. This is the third...

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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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