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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Efficient laser cutting machine introduced

July 20, 2009

Bystronic, a manufacturer of cutting and bending systems, has introduced the BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed laser cutting system.Designed for economic efficiency, the system combines the Bylaser 4400,...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process...

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Arvite Technologies adds CO2 CNC laser capacity

July 14, 2009

To increase its laser cutting capacity, Arvite Technologies Inc., Erie, Pa., has added a TRUMPF 2030 TruLaser to its production line.The machine allows the company to cut almost any shape, regardless...

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ICALEO to be held in November

July 14, 2009

The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) will be held Nov. 2-5 in Orlando. The conference brings together end users, scientists, engineers, and technicians...

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The hidden costs of laser cutting gases

July 6, 2009

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Gases for laser operations can be a significant factor in keeping costs down.

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matrix metalcraft laser cutting

Nontraditional fabricator chasing nontraditional markets

July 2, 2009

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Matrix Metalcraft, Clinton Township, Mich.,has done plenty of prototype and production work for the automotive industry in the past, but with the downturn in the industry, it is targeting industries aligned with alternative power generation for new business. In doing so, it has found out that its laser cutting capabilities will serve those efforts well.

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Messer hires technical products sales manager

July 1, 2009

Messer Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines, has hired Bell Heller as technical products sales manager.Heller, who has a background in robotic automation sales, has...

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Bystronic Group, BLM Group form marketing alliance

June 30, 2009

Bystronic (sheet metal processing systems) and the BLM GROUP (tube processing systems) have formed an alliance to work closely together in market development.The alliance between the two groups is...

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Purging the plenum for better laser cutting

June 23, 2009

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Typically, compressed air or nitrogen circulates in the plenum to ensure that water, dirt, dust, smoke, haze, and solid particulate matter are absent so that the mirrors in a laser resonator do not become cloudy. In recent years, membrane air dryer systems that provide drying and removal of particulate matter have been developed for flushing the beam path.

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Fiber-optic laser cutting system requires no optic banks, beam centering, or laser gases

June 9, 2009

Cy Laser LLC has introduced a line of 2-D laser cutting systems for cutting sheet, plate, and pipe made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper.The laser beam is delivered by a...

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CO2 laser optics fabrication enhanced

June 9, 2009

II-VI Infrared now offers micromilling and microgrinding for diamond-turned laser optics fabrication. By incorporating a high-speed tool spindle into a four-axis diamond turning machine, the company...

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Laser Mechanisms adds fiber systems manager

June 9, 2009

Laser Mechanisms, Novi, Mich., has added Tom Kugler as fiber systems manager responsible for the ongoing refinement of the company's AccuFiber line of processing heads.Kugler began his career in 1984...

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Fiber laser markers cut copper, steel, and aluminum up to 0.02 in. thick

May 12, 2009

In addition to marking and engraving metals, Miyachi Unitek's LMF series fiber laser markers can make fine, high-quality cuts in copper, steel, and aluminum up to 0.02 in. thick. This capability...

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AMI adds FANUC laser service to network

May 12, 2009

Automated Machinery Inc. (AMI), Milford, Ohio, and Advanced Laser Services LLC (ALS), Douglasville, Ga., have announced a strategic alliance that will enhance the ability of both companies to provide...

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Consulting, prototyping, training available for laser industry

April 27, 2009

Priority Cutting LLC has announced the launch of its new company that focuses on providing comprehensive consulting, prototyping, and training services exclusively for fabricators with CNC lasers.With...

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