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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Making sense of metal cutting technologies

July 15, 2008

This article was developed from the Comparative Cutting Panel conducted at the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association's Metal Matters conference in Orlando, Fla., March 2008. The participants included Rick Neff (Cincinnati Incorporated), Chris Maier (Flow International), Jeff Hahn (MC Machinery Systems Inc./Mitsubishi Laser), Ron Schneider (Messer MG Systems & Welding Inc.), and Al Julian (W.A. Whitney Co., a division of MegaFab).

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ALAW 2008 conference

Lasers catch limelight at ALAW

June 17, 2008

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How can laser technology make metal fabrication more efficient? The efficiency comes not only from advances within the laser itself, but also in new ways to integrate those lasers for optimal part flow on the shop floor. Several presenters at ALAW 2008 hammered this point home.

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Laser slat cleaner introduced

June 17, 2008

TRUMPF has introduced the TSC 2 slat cleaner, which removes slag from the slats of laser cutting machines. It can be used on flatbed laser machines with pallet changers from any manufacturer.A result...

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TRUMPF combines operations in China

June 17, 2008

TRUMPF, Germany, recently broke ground on a new production building in Taicang, China.The building will bring the company's three existing production operations into one facility, starting in July...

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LAI adds officers to senior management team

June 17, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named two officers to its senior management team: Vinnie Caliendo as chief financial officer and...

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Salvagnini Group opens subsidiary in Brazil

June 17, 2008

Salvagnini, Italy, opened Salvagnini do Brasil Ltda., an operating company based in Jos dos Campos (SP), in March. The Brazilian subsidiary provides technical support, customer service, and spare...

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Laser lens cleaning

The dirt on laser lenses

June 17, 2008

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This roundup of laser lens providers gives tips on extending the life of lenses used in laser cutting.

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Prima open house to feature laser cutting, bending technologies

May 15, 2008

Prima North America Inc., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D laser cutting and automation equipment, has announced plans to hold an open house/seminar June 4 and 5 at its Technology Center in Chicopee,...

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LAI names strategic products director

May 15, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named Darcy Dodge as director of strategic products.Dodge is responsible for directing and...

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Nesting software supports common lasers, waterjets used in Asia

April 15, 2008

MTC Software Inc. says its ProNest® nesting software now offers support for laser and waterjet cutting brands commonly used in Asian markets, such as Hankwang, Daewoo, Nisshinbo, and TOPS. The...

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Laser cutting system designed to provide consistent beam power

April 15, 2008

Mitsubishi Laser's LVPLUSIIlaser cutting system incorporates 40CF-R resonator technology designed to reduce the rise time and fall time of square wave pulse. The technology is designed to provide...

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Prima Industrie purchases Finn-Power

April 15, 2008

Prima Industrie S.p.A, Italy, has purchased Finn-Power Group, Finland, from EQT III, a European private equity group that acquired Finn-Power in May 2002 from the founder of the company.Prima is a...

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GSI Group Laser Division appoints fiber laser product manager

April 15, 2008

GSI Group Inc. Laser Division, Rugby, U.K., a manufacturer of industrial lasers, has appointed Mark Richmond as product manager.Richmond, who has more than a decade of experience within GSI Group,...

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6,000 W laser cutting system has solid-state RF power supply

March 20, 2008

Laser cutting and press brake systems manufacturer, Bystronic Inc., offers the Bystar 6,000 W laser cutting system. The system features a solid state RF power supply with wear-free power generation...

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Compact marker available in hand-held, inline configurations

March 11, 2008

Borries Marking Systems has expanded the capabilities of its MicroLiner compact marker. In addition to a hand-held configuration, the company recently developed the MicroLiner 312, an inline version...

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