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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500-W fiber laser suitable for cutting metals up to 0.12 in. thick

June 27, 2011

JK Lasers, part of the GSI Group, has added the JK500FL to its range of fiber lasers. With features including 500-W CW output power, single-mode beam quality, and patented back reflection protection, the fiber laser can process a variety of materials with high accuracy and at a quick rate, the...

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Rofin-Sinar invests in new production capacities for fiber lasers

June 14, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., through its wholly owned subsidiary Corelase Oy, has acquired a block of buildings in Tampere, Finland. The acquisition of these facilities increases the manufacturing capacity for the company's fiber laser series. The $5.3 million investment includes...

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Prima Power Laserdyne begins manufacturing Rapido laser in Champlin, Minn. - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne begins manufacturing Rapido laser in Champlin, Minn.

May 31, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne has begun manufacturing the Rapido laser system at its Champlin, Minn., facility. Previously manufactured and delivered to the North American market exclusively from Prima Industrie S.p.A. headquarters in Torino, Italy, Rapido systems now will also be assembled, tested, and...

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Open-table CO2 laser machine allows position to be monitored, corrected as needed by the CNC - TheFabricator.com

Open-table CO2 laser machine allows position to be monitored, corrected as needed by the CNC

May 16, 2011

Bell Laser LLC offers the BL-C-4896-400 open-table, CNC laser machine. The rigid, precision-cutting machine features a ball-screw servomotor drive that serves as a closed-loop feedback system, allowing the position to be monitored and corrected as needed by the CNC. The welded steel frame...

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Automotive expert heralds return of Big Three - TheFabricator.com

Automotive expert heralds return of Big Three

May 16, 2011

"We’re back." That's how Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist John McElroy described the U.S. auto industry at a recent event at TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. Trumpeting the triumph of U.S. automakers as "the new reality," McElroy added, “There is no...

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Amada to build laser manufacturing center in California

April 25, 2011

Mitsuo Okamoto, president and CEO of Amada Co., Ltd., has announced plans to broaden the company's global manufacturing capabilities. In addition to its manufacturing centers located in Japan and France, Amada has unveiled plans to build manufacturing centers in China and the U.S. The new...

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Laser system combines fiber technology with 12,000-IPM linear-motor axis drives

April 18, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has expanded its laser cutting product line with the CL-900 series fiber laser cutting system. It combines fiber laser technology with 12,000-IPM linear-motor axis drives to cut mild steel two to three times faster than conventional lasers, according to the manufacturer....

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JDSU, Amada to develop second-generation fiber lasers

April 12, 2011

JDSU, Milipitas, Calif., and Amada have announced plans to develop jointly a line of second-generation fiber lasers with up to 4-kW output power. The lasers will be used in Amada’s high-powered laser material processing system. The collaboration builds on the companies' partnership for the...

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Prima Industrie and Finn-Power become Prima Power - TheFabricator.com

Prima Industrie and Finn-Power become Prima Power

April 4, 2011

Prima Industrie has announced a change in corporate branding as two specialists in laser and sheet metal fabrication technology — Prima Industrie and Finn-Power — have joined forces to create Prima Power. Since the acquisition of Finn-Power by Prima Industrie in 2008, the group has...

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Mazak Optonics announces Automated Recovery Seminar for Western region

February 28, 2011

Increasing laser-cutting capacity without the burden of added manpower is the driving theme behind the Automated Recovery Seminars presented by Mazak Optonics Corp. As part of its 2011 Spring seminar schedule, the company will conduct an Automated Recovery Seminar in Anaheim, California, on March...

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4.5-kW cross-flow resonator introduced for 2-D lasers

February 22, 2011

Mitsubishi Laser has introduced a 4.5-kW resonator for all 2-D lasers, replacing the formerly standard 4.0-kW resonator. The cross-flow resonator technology reduces rise time/fall time of square-wave pulse, enabling more consistent beam power during the cutting process. The uniform, low-current...

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Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

February 22, 2011

The BySprint Fiber 3015 is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention Fiber laser machine. The laser is the company's first production series laser cutting system to employ fiber laser technology. Equipped with a 2-kW Fiber 2000 fiber...

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Lincoln Electric to host laser welding, cutting seminar

February 17, 2011

Lincoln Electric Automation will host a one-day laser welding and cutting technology seminar at the Automation Center of Excellence, Cleveland, on March 24, 2011.The seminar will include a brief review of the history of lasers, an introduction to laser materials processing benefits, and hands-on...

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Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters

February 2, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has officially broken ground for its new multimillion dollar North American headquarters based in Elgin, Illinois. The ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, was attended by local Elgin town officials, local press, as well as industry press. Bystronic is moving its North...

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