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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Reporting system offers insight into laser cutting machine usage, programming

April 26, 2016

Power-Tech has developed a reporting system for operators of its Eagle eVision and iNspire laser cutting machines. The reporting system allows users to monitor who made program and software updates and when. It can report about spare parts, such as nozzles or glasses, as well. The software can...

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HDE Technologies announces schedule of laser cutting/drilling, laser welding courses

April 18, 2016

HDE Technologies Inc., Elk Grove, Calif., has announced dates and locations for its laser cutting and drilling and laser welding courses for the remainder of 2016. “Laser Welding Technology: EQ and PQ ‐ Equipment and Procedure Qualification,” to be held June 6-10 in Minneapolis and Sept....

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Best practices for laser cutting tube, pipe, profiles

April 18, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Interviews with BLM, LVD Strippit, Mazak, and TRUMPF reveal tips and tactics for buying, handling, cleaning, cutting tube. Other topics include machine maintenance, software upgrades, and operator training.

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces organizational changes

April 14, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a provider of multiaxis laser processing systems, has announced a number of staff changes. Dr. Aaron Montello has been named product manager for the LASERDYNE® product line. He has been a product engineer for the company for three years. Tim...

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Air filtration systems designed for laser materials processing

April 13, 2016

Universal Laser Systems has introduced the UAC 2000 and UAC 4000 air filtration units to integrate with the company’s current laser systems. Features include a four-stage filtration process and a multisensor design to monitor filter performance continuously at all stages. Variable-speed...

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Laser cutting in a new light

April 13, 2016 | By Dan Davis

In the past, lighting manufacturers introduced product designs that might last 10 years. Because of the lengthy product lifetime and volumes, these manufacturers didn't think twice about relying on hard tooling. Today product designs change regularly, and the constant evolution of LED technology means a manufacturer has to react quickly. For TAMCO, Port St. Lucie, Fla., that meant it needed its own laser cutting capability.

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LIA Past President David Belforte to deliver opening keynote speech at LME 2016

April 8, 2016

David Belforte, lifetime member and past president of Orlando, Fla.-based Laser Institute of America and industrial laser applications pioneer, will provide the leading keynote address, a comprehensive overview of the industrial laser market, to kick off the fifth annual Lasers for Manufacturing...

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Proprietary features unveiled for multiaxis laser systems

April 5, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has developed SmartTechniques™--new, proprietary features of the S94P controller used in the company’s 795 and 430 multiaxis laser systems. SmartPierce™ minimizes spatter and provides higher-quality pierce point. SmartRamp™ eliminates indentation at the end of laser...

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Head and optics innovations key to laser cutting growth

April 4, 2016 | By Dru Schwartz

Today a fiber laser can cut both thick and thin material efficiently and with good edge quality. Key advances in laser optics and cutting head design have helped make this possible.

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Laser system cuts highly reflective metals at high speeds

March 31, 2016

Fonon Corp. has announced three hardware technology updates to its laser cutting systems—direct-drive motion system advancements, CleanCut technology, and adaptive thin-to-thick laser beam shaping—for cutting highly reflective materials at production-level speeds. A magnetic motion system...

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Laser Institute of America issues call for papers for 2017 International Laser Safety Conference

March 30, 2016

Orlando, Fla.-based professional society the Laser Institute of America has issued a call for papers for the 2017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), to be held March 20-23, 2017, in Atlanta. The event covers all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Laser Safety...

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NTC Laser joins Komatsu America Industries

March 30, 2016

The laser machine business of NTC America Corp., commonly referred to as NTC Laser, will join Komatsu America Industries LLC on April 1, 2016. Both NTC America Corp. and Komatsu America Industries are subsidiaries of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill. Komatsu Americas Industries...

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Laser cutting software makes efficient use of leftover plate

March 28, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced Drop & Cut software for Eagle laser cutting machines from the iNspire and eVision lines. It is designed to make efficient use of leftover plate for inclusion in other items. The system features a high-definition camera mounted inside the machine that monitors the...

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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Murata Machinery USA names laser applications engineer

March 16, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), based in Charlotte, N.C., has hired Andrew Wildman as a laser applications engineer. He has 26 years of experience in the industry, including 17 years as a field service engineer supporting a variety of machines, such as CO2 flat sheet cutters. For the past...

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