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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Mazak Optonics Corp's OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 Laser Cutting System

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The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 laser-cutting system is simply innovative. It combines high performance with a compact and flexible design, ideal for fabrication job shops looking to expand into laser-cutting services.

Prima Power Laserdyne to install system in new China technology center

March 27, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems, has announced plans to install a Laserdyne 430BD system at the new Prima Power Technology Center in Suzhou, China. The new facility will provide laser process development for Asian...

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Fiber laser cutting system offers intelligent setup, monitoring functions

March 23, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Optiplex fiber laser cutting series. It features Zeta 9 technology, a series of six intelligent setup functions and three intelligent monitoring functions designed to help reduce operator dependency and improve throughput and cut quality, the manufacturer...

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TRUMPF Mexico names national sales manager

March 23, 2015

TRUMPF, Farmington, Conn., has appointed Luis Colunga as national sales manager in Mexico. He is responsible for all machine tool division sales activities throughout Mexico and supervises the operations of Metalforte, TRUMPF’s machine tool sales representative in that country. Colunga has...

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3-D laser cutter’s features help increase speed, cutting quality

March 16, 2015

Laser Photonics LLC offers Fonon Technologies’ Titan Express 44 multipurpose 3-D laser material processing system. It is configured with either a fiber laser or CO2 laser in wattages from 50 to 2,000 W. The system supports material sizes up to 4 by 4 ft. with an extension table expanding to 4 by...

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Laser tube cutting system cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in.

February 25, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8 laser tube cutting system. The 3-D CO2 laser tube cutting machine cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in. and a bar weight up to 1,000 lbs. The unit, equipped with a tilting, +/-45-degree head, provides for 5-axis cutting and ultrahigh-speed piercing, allowing...

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High-power fiber laser cutting machine features direct-drive motion control platform

February 24, 2015

Fonon Technologies offers the Titan™ series fiber laser cutting system. It is equipped with a high-power, energy-efficient fiber laser and an advanced, direct-drive motion control platform. Features include ultralow power consumption, a fiber-optic beam delivery system, CleanCut technology,...

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Third-generation fiber lasers made more compact

February 24, 2015

The Rofin Macro Group has launched the third generation of its Rofin FL series fiber laser. With new pumping modules and an advanced optical unit, the laser now can generate 2 kW of laser power from one fiber laser unit. The standard version offers a separate enclosure for beam management and...

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Holy fabrication work!

February 10, 2015

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Design Fugitives of Milwaukee tackled a project for a church that required as much creative muscle as it did fabricating power to bring the ideas to life.

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HK Laser & Systems announces new staff member

February 9, 2015

HK Laser & Systems, Lombard, Ill., has hired Rob Collins as the eastern regional sales manager for lasers and press brakes. Involved in the machine tool and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, he was the former national laser sales manager at Murata Machinery USA Inc. Collins has...

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JMT USA names president

February 5, 2015

The board of directors for Jorgenson Industrial Companies has announced that Jared Peterson has been appointed president of the JMT USA division, Salt Lake City, Utah, following Kyle Jorgenson’s resignation. Peterson has worked for the company as service and operations manager for the past 11...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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