Laser Cutting Products

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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YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam - TheFabricator.com

YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam

September 30, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced BeamWatch™, a noncontact focus-spot size and position monitor for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. Without contacting the laser beam, the system takes measurements every 60 ms, providing instant readings of focus-spot size and beam position, as well as...

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Fiber laser cutting system achieves 75 percent light conversion efficiency

September 26, 2013

Amada offers the FLCAJ series of fiber laser cutting systems. They employ the manufacturer's AJ2000 and AJ4000 oscillators (fiber engines), which require one-quarter the amount of energy consumed by a typical CO2 oscillator. They also require no laser gas, mirrors, or moving parts. The fiber laser...

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High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials - TheFabricator.com

High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials

September 20, 2013

Coherent Inc. has expanded the Talisker HE series of ultrafast industrial lasers. Its high-energy pulses enable drilling, cutting, and scribing of thick materials. It is available with a choice of output options: 200-µJ pulse energy in the near-IR (1,064 nm), 120-µJ per pulse in the...

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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Fiber laser cutting machine increases energy efficiency

August 13, 2013

JMTUSA has teamed up with Nukon to bring a fiber laser cutting machine to the Americas. The machine uses solid-state technology to create the laser beam, which then moves through a fiber-optic cable to the cutting head. According to the company, users can expect up to 70 percent energy savings...

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CO2 laser lenses compatible with Amada lasers - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser lenses compatible with Amada lasers

August 1, 2013

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 laser-focusing lenses that are OEM-compatible with Amada high-powered steel cutting lasers. They are available in 1.5- and 2-in.-dia. sizes with 3.5- to 12-in. focal lengths, featuring ZnSe lenses that are optimized for 10.6 µm and A/R coated to exhibit...

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Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses

July 31, 2013

TRUMPF's TruLaser 3030 fiber solid-state laser cutting machine delivers 3 kW of power and 1-micron wavelength. It can cut up to 0.75-in. mild steel, 0.625-in. stainless steel and aluminum, and 0.25-in. copper and brass. The machine is designed for contract manufacturers cutting thin sheet metal,...

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Laser machine features increased table size, automation options

June 25, 2013

The BySprint Pro 4020 high-speed laser from Bystronic features a 6.5- by 13-ft. table. This represents an increase of nearly 78 percent in available working area compared to the 3015 model. The optional automatic nozzle changer provides up to 40 nozzles; CNC automatic nozzle centering is standard....

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Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format

June 20, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex CO2 laser cutting system in a new 6- by 12-ft. format. It incorporates the features of the original system, but with an expanded workspace for larger jobs. The Optiplex 4020 processes materials from thin-gauge steel to 1-in.-thick mild steel, with a...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems - TheFabricator.com

Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems

June 17, 2013

LVD Co. nv has added a new resonator and control package to select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the fully integrated FANUC 31i-L CNC and i-C series resonator package reduces laser start-up time as much as 50 percent, provides increased flexibility for part...

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Punch/laser combination processes complex parts without scratching

June 4, 2013

Amada's new ACIES series punch/laser combination machine provides scratch-free processing of complex sheet metal parts. Featuring advanced automation and tool change options, the machine delivers fast hit rates, stable processing, versatile forming, and unlimited shape cutting flexibility, the...

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Fiber laser offers 140 W of output power

May 30, 2013

JDSU has introduced the ST series fiber-coupled diode pump laser. Powered by the company’s next-generation diode laser chip, it offers 140 W of output power through a 106.5-µm fiber. The ultracompact unit is a highly integrated device that reduces the number of components needed to produce a...

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Power meter measures very high-power lasers directly

May 23, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced the 30 K-W Laser Power Meter. It allows direct measurement of YAG and fiber lasers from 800 to 2,000 nm and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. The 2.91-in.-wide aperture handles large-diameter beams. Using thermopile technology, the device measures actual heat flow through...

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Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup - TheFabricator.com

Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup

May 22, 2013

Tower Oil & Technology Co. offers Kleneslat-RP. The synthetic, oil-free, nonflammable, nontoxic liquid prevents hot slag and splatter from sticking to support slats and workpieces during laser, plasma, or flame cutting operations. When sprayed or painted lightly onto laser slats and areas...

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