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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Airtronics adds new laser to robotic fleet -

Airtronics adds new laser to robotic fleet

January 24, 2012

Airtronics Metal Products (AMP) has added a new Amada Gemini FO M2 3015 laser to its 100,000-sq.-ft. San Jose, Calif., plant. The 4,000-W, dual-processing robotic laser machine includes a rotary index to cut medium to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three shuttle pallets,...

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United Performance Metals certified by GE Transportation Aviation

January 23, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, having been recently audited and approved to perform laser machining and cutting for General Electric and its subtier providers, has received a GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification for Laser Machining/Cutting (EE02, S-422). United...

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Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012 -

Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012

January 19, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will conduct machine demonstration days at its new U.S. headquarters and showroom located in Elgin, Ill., March 7-8, 2012. Products to be demonstrated include the new ByJet Smart waterjet, featuring a compact design and efficient pump; the BySpeed Pro 3015, 6,000 W with automatic...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Iowa Laser Technology

January 16, 2012

O’Neal Industries, a family-owned metals service center in Birmingham, Ala., has announced the acquisition of Iowa Laser Technology Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated metal assemblies and components in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Joe Barber, president of Iowa Laser, continues to oversee the company's...

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Wayne Trail Technologies receives award from state of Ohio

January 12, 2012

The Senate of the state of Ohio has presented Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, with a 2011 Edison Technology Center Award for Excellence. The award was presented in recognition of the company's development of the Flex Cut fully automated laser cutting system for thin-coated...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names Elliott Matsuura as western Canada distributor

January 9, 2012

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, Ont., has been named the exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Incorporated press brakes, shears, and lasers in western Canada. The company has represented Cincinnati in eastern Canada for three years. Service and spare parts continue to be handled directly...

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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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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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