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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Laser safety in the industrial workplace

January 15, 2008

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Lasers are capable of cutting thin-gauge metal and plate at incredible speeds and with outstanding results. But a laser also is capable of great damage to operators if the proper safety steps are not followed. To keep everyone safe and the laser cutting machine operating, a fabricating operation should have a safety program in place.

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II-VI acquires majority interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH

January 3, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has announced that it has completed its acquisition of a 74.9 percent equity interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH in exchange for cash as previously announced in a...

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High powered resonators

Getting into the thick of high-powered lasers

December 11, 2007

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The new high-powered lasers allow fab shops to serve a broader range of custom needs.

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Universal laser processing cell ships as complete module

December 11, 2007

The Flex Lase universal laser processing cell from Wayne Trail Technologies includes fiber laser technology, robot-based process articulation, and various fixture and tooling options. Fully automatic...

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Open-table hybrid laser system simplifies operability, maintenance

December 11, 2007

Mitsubishi Laser's HV hybrid laser machines incorporate an open table for operability and simplified maintenance. The simple beam path is highly stable, and a long Z-axis stroke offers an expanded...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics...

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Clay Andrews Hype Manufacturing

Hyperactive fabrication

December 11, 2007

Hype Manufacturing invested in a horizontal machining center, two lathes, two vertical machining centers, a universal milling machine, tube bending equipment, a press brake, a laser cutting system, and a waterjet to support its racing effort.

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Laser-cutting center line expanded

November 6, 2007

Cincinnati Incorporated has added two models to its line of linear-motor-drive laser cutting centers. The CL-840 and CL-825 allow operators to tailor performance to specific cutting requirements. Both...

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MTC Software expands Asia-Pacific operation

November 6, 2007

MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a developer of software for CNC sheet and plate cutting, has opened a sales and applications support facility in Singapore. Working closely with the company's...

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Nitrogen assist gas delivery

Achieving efficiency with occasional high-pressure, high-flow nitrogen use

October 9, 2007

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Several modes of nitrogen assist gas supply exist, but with choice comes the potential of saddling your business with overhead costs that make it difficult to compete. The best approach is to map out a growth strategy, using each option's performance and value, that coincides with monthly nitrogen usage.

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Laser cutting cell

Successful automation isn't automatic

October 9, 2007

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As with so many other ventures in life, successfully implementing a laser automation system rests on one key practice: communication.

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Laser cutting system automatically changes beam to suit material

October 9, 2007

The TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 incorporates a single cutting head with a newly designed beam guide and cutting head interface to process all sheet thicknesses with the same cutting head. The machine...

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LVD launches global branding initiative

October 9, 2007

LVD Co. n.v., Gullegem, Belgium, has launched a global branding initiative designed to unite all of the company's sales subsidiaries and products under the LVD brand name and the baseline "Sheet...

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LIA, OSHA renew alliance

October 9, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has renewed its alliance with the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to continue providing its members with...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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