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Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

December 6, 2011

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, with a TruDisk fiber-guided solid-state laser, is designed for cutting parts out of thin sheet material at high speeds. In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 0.16 in. thick, the fiber achieves feed rates up to three times faster than the CO2 version,...

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Salvagnini fiber lasers include SigmaNEST software

November 27, 2011

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, has announced that its SigmaNEST® software is being employed on the Salvagnini fiber laser cutting system. The software provides part nesting features to help reduce scrap and increase productivity, the company states....

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Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager

November 27, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has appointed Allan Callander to the position of market sales manager. The appointment is part of the company's expansion of its laser systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics, and precision mechanical components....

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Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick

November 10, 2011

The Optiplex 3015 2-D laser cutting system is available from Mazak Optonics. The system features a flexible, two-pallet changer that provides high throughput and AO/5 automated setup technologies. The machine processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick. It features the PreView II touchscreen control...

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Rofin-Sinar opens new subsidiary in India

November 7, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a developer and manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has incorporated a subsidiary in India to meet the demands of the growing Indian markets. The new firm, Rofin Baasel Laser India Pvt. Ltd., is located in Mumbai. The company...

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Replacement CO2 laser optics designed to eliminate the need for beam centering upon installation

October 24, 2011

II-VI Infrared provides replacement cut lenses used in TRUMPF®'s latest-generation TruLaser single-cutting-head machines. The lenses feature a contoured flat on one edge that works with TRUMPF's LensLine monitoring system. The system monitors cut lens contamination and provides feedback to the...

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Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting

October 20, 2011 | By Dan Davis

A defense contract drove Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Forest, Va., to seek out a flexible fabricating tool that could handle bent tube and structural shapes, and the fabricator found its answer in a laser cutting machine that could accommodate 2-D and 3-D parts.

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Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary

October 18, 2011

Swiss company Bystronic, a supplier of lasers, press brakes, waterjets, software, and automation equipment for sheet metal processing, marks its 25th anniversary this year. In light of this, the company celebrated the milestone over a three week period in September at its world headquarters in...

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Prima Industrie forms Prima Electro North America

October 17, 2011

Prima Industrie has announced the formation of Prima Electro North America. The new organization, based in Chicopee, Mass., and led by Terry VanderWert, president, was formed by the merger of the former Convergent Laser Division of Prima North America and is the result of the organizational changes...

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Ace Precision takes delivery of two Laserdyne systems - TheFabricator.com

Ace Precision takes delivery of two Laserdyne systems

October 3, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has delivered two Laserdyne 795XL seven-axis BeamDirector® systems to contract manufacturer Ace Precision Machining Corp., Oconomowoc, Wis., for laser processing of components for the aerospace and power-generation industries. In addition to the two...

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Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections

October 3, 2011

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT Jumbo series automatic laser tube cutting system for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes. The system can be used to cut round, square, and rectangular tubes, as well as nontubular open structural sections in diameters from 3 to 20 in. and lengths up to 60 ft....

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Bystronic introduces financial arm - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic introduces financial arm

September 28, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new financial arm, ByFinances, to assist customers in purchasing the company's equipment. According to the company, the service features an easy application and approval process, competitive rates, and programs independent from banks and market...

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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Nesting software keeps the “lights-out” on - TheFabricator.com

Nesting software keeps the “lights-out” on

September 9, 2011 | By Cornel TerreBlanche, John Leuzinger

"Lights-out" laser cutting-defined as a machine laser-cutting parts without the need of operator intervention, typically during an unmanned evening shift-can only occur when the cutting head can move around the sheet unencumbered. Advanced nesting software can ensure that "lights-out" remains on.

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Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers - TheFabricator.com

Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers

August 29, 2011

High-power CO2 laser optics from Laser Research Optics, optimized for 10.6 µm and offered in 1.5- to 2.5-in. diameters, are designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers. With focal lengths from 3.5 to 12 in., the lenses are A/R-coated and exhibit total absorption of less than 0.2...

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