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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Laser system available with up to 20-kW QCW fiber laser

June 4, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the 430 laser system for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D component parts. Available with up to 20-kW QCW fiber lasers, it offers a suite of standard options and multiple configurations from 3 to 6 axes for processing parts in various market segments...

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The ripple effect of high-speed laser cutting

June 2, 2014

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With solid-state laser technology upping throughput in fabricating shops, managing flow from cutting to bending to downstream processes has never been more important. A panel discussion at The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit provides some insight into the right combination of modern machine tools and software that can help fabricators stay on top of this production challenge.

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Nanotech material splitting technology developed

May 20, 2014

Fonon Technologies Intl. has developed an industrial process known as Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology™ (ZWLCT™). The technique uses a laser-controlled Power Density profile on the material surface to generate subsurface forces greater than intermolecular connections. The methodology uses...

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Bystronic announces Ultimate Challenge Event

May 19, 2014

Bystronic Inc. will pair its ByAutonom 3015 6-kW CO2 laser cutting machine and its BySprint Fiber 3015 high-power fiber laser cutting machine in the Ultimate Challenge Event, June 4-5, 2014, at its North American headquarters in Elgin, Ill. Attendees to the event can send in their 14-ga. and...

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Quick response, Texas-style

May 14, 2014

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Sonny Pierce, who founded PI-CO Fabrication in 1982, had experience in starkly different fields—like bowling and bathtubs—that lacked one luxury contract fabrication thrives on: customer diversification.

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Cutting with a beam of sound

May 13, 2014

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Today cutting with a laser—a beam of light—has become a mainstay in metal fabrication. But could shops one day cut not with light, but with sound?

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High-powered lasers available

May 13, 2014

Prima Electro North America LLC offers Convergent high-power CO2 and high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for laser cutting, welding, and drilling of metallic and nonmetallic materials. CO2 lasers are available in outputs from 2,500 to 5,000 W with excellent beam mode, the company reports. The...

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New laser added to CNC cutting machine

May 12, 2014

MultiCam has added Synrad’s new Firestar i401 laser to its 2000 series CNC machines. The laser produces a 400-W beam from a single tube. It features four field-replaceable, integrated radio frequency modules. According to the company, the new design is up to 23 percent more energy-efficient...

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Laser system available with up to 10-kW QCW fiber laser

April 28, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne has announced the availability of the Laserdyne 430 series of precision laser systems with up to 20-kW quasi-continuous wave (QCW) fiber lasers for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D components. Equipped with the third-generation BeamDirector®, the system...

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Bystronic Challenge encourages fabricators to try fiber lasers

April 24, 2014

Bystronic has announced the Ultimate Fiber Challenge to introduce fabricators to fiber laser technology, especially those manufacturing parts less than 0.1875 in. To participate in the challenge, click here. Fabricators can e-mail the company up to three DXF files. The company then will conduct an...

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TRUMPF appoints managing director in Mexico

April 22, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., a producer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers in Farmington, Conn., has named Alberto Pancardo as the new managing director of TRUMPF Mexico. He is responsible for sales and service of the company’s machine tools and power tools in Mexico, as well as the production of...

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Mazak Optonics names GM of customer service

April 22, 2014

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has appointed Mark Dilling as general manager of customer service. He is responsible for all issues related to customer satisfaction, including equipment installation, machine training, technical services, and parts delivery....

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Laser system processes large-volume 3-D components

April 22, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the Laserdyne 795 system for drilling, cutting, and welding of medium- to large-volume 3-D components with a minimum of setups. Employing a moving-beam motion system, the multiaxis laser is designed for flexibility of motion and tight tolerances. The...

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Fiber laser comes with three cutting modes

April 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser for precision cutting of sheet metal and such reflective materials as copper and aluminum. Incorporating IPG resonators, the laser uses about one-third less power than conventional CO2 lasers, states the company. In addition,...

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Trumpf TruLaser 5030 fiber with BrightLine fiber

TRUMPF Inc.

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The TruLaser 5030 fiber is a high performance laser cutting machine that features a TruDisk solid state laser. The cutting speed in thin materials can be up to 3 times faster than CO2 cutting. The quality trade-offs of cutting thick material cutting with solid state lasers are now eliminated with the BrightLine fiber option. BrightLine fiber delivers outstanding cut quality and performance in thicker steel and stainless steel, making the TruLaser 5030 fiber the best all-around laser cutting machine on the market.