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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Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available - TheFabricator.com

Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available

January 17, 2011

A new series of aftermarket, OEM-quality cavity and beam delivery mirrors for TRUMPF® lasers is offered by Laser Research Optics. The optics feature plane-parallel configurations and include zero-phase, phase-lock, and rear mirrors; output couplers; and phase retarders in 1.5- to 2.7-in....

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Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent TRUMPF

January 17, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has selected Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent its sheet metal fabricating equipment in Louisiana and Texas. The Dallas-based representative has worked with TRUMPF in the past as well....

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Laser cutting thick stainless steel--fast - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting thick stainless steel—fast

January 17, 2011

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Fabricator uses a 7-kW CO2 laser cutting system to cut thousands of thick, stainless steel components for a critical component of nuclear plant safety. Today, the shop hopes to leverage its technology to gain work in other sectors.

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Hypertherm receives OSHA STAR safety status

January 10, 2011

Hypertherm has been selected as a STAR worksite by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The program recognizes organizations that have outstanding safety and health practices. Organizations must maintain injury and illness rates that are...

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A case of the gas - TheFabricator.com

A case of the gas

January 10, 2011

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If a job shop supplies metal parts that are to be powder coated or welded, the customers likely require that those fabricated parts have no oxidized edges. That requirement forces the job shop to cut with nitrogen, which doesn't leave an oxidized edge like oxygen. Unfortunately, cutting with nitrogen is expensive because much more nitrogen is consumed when compared to oxygen to perform similar cuts. This situation led a metal fabricator to investigate nitrogen generation systems. This is his tale.

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Fabricator goes 3-D - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator goes 3-D

January 10, 2011

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Fabricator uses both laser cutting and milling to manufacturer components quickly and to precision tolerances. Profiles are cut with a laser, and the mill machines specific elements with tight tolerance requirements.

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Turnkey laser system delivered with choice of industrial Nd: YAG, CO2, or fiber laser - TheFabricator.com

Turnkey laser system delivered with choice of industrial Nd: YAG, CO2, or fiber laser

January 3, 2011

Prima North America Inc. has introduced the Laserdyne 430 three-axis laser system designed for precision cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D components. The system is currently available with a fourth rotary/circular axis option, and a fifth tilt axis will be available in 2011. The...

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Energy-efficient laser cutting system equipped for compressed-air cutting - TheFabricator.com

Energy-efficient laser cutting system equipped for compressed-air cutting

January 3, 2011

The BySprint Pro 3015 from Bystronic Inc. employs the Bylaser 4.4-kW laser source with wear-free, solid-state power supplies and a magnetic-bearing turbine. According to the manufacturer, the system's electrical power consumption is lowered because of the high efficiency of the laser source and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team - TheFabricator.com

Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team

December 13, 2010

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has announced the formation of a Michigan-based direct sales and service team to support Michigan manufacturing customers. The team includes Matt Garbarino, an 18-year veteran of the metal fabrication industry. The company provides manufacturers throughout...

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Fabricator growth strategy: Lower cost brings greater profit - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator growth strategy: Lower cost brings greater profit

December 2, 2010

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Hi-Tech Industries of New York invests heavily in automation, including a new laser cutting center and robotic press brake--large investments unusual for a typical job shop. But this is no typical job shop.

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Production series fiber laser cutting system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Production series fiber laser cutting system introduced

November 29, 2010

The BySprint Fiber 3015 from Bystronic is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention fiber laser machine. The machine is the company's first production series model of a laser cutting system that employs fiber-laser technology. Equipped...

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LIA presents awards to Nobel Prize winners

November 29, 2010

A pair of Nobel Prize winners received awards at the Laser Institute of America's 29th annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) in Anaheim, Calif., in September. VU.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, 62, earned LIA's 2010 Arthur L. Schawlow Award, while...

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Fiber laser cutting system has all components in single package - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cutting system has all components in single package

November 1, 2010

Hypertherm has announced the release of a new fiber laser cutting system that includes all components in one package. TheHyIntensity™ fiber laser HFL015 system includes the power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface consoles, motion controls, and software. The system...

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TRUMPF earns CQIA Innovation Prize for its TruLaser 1030

October 25, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has received an award from Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership Inc. (CQIA) for its ability to successfully bring to the marketplace new products and services, even in a faltering economy. A letter from CQIA stated, in part: "The twelve 2010 CQIA...

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Laser bundles with CNC introduced

October 18, 2010

Fanuc FA America has introduced the Laser C series laser bundles for laser cutting. The laser bundles are complete, fully integrated laser systems that include a laser source, CNC of the laser, amplifiers, and servomotors. Five models are available: C6000i, C5000i, C4000i, C2000i, and C1000i –...

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