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 cutting machine requires half the floor space of a typical 5- by 10-ft. machine

October 18, 2010

TRUMPF's TruLaser 1030 2D laser cutting system has two new options that allow fabricators to choose the model that best fits their preferences and business requirements. Initially available with the TruCoax 2000 diffusion cooled RF laser resonator, the TruLaser 1030 has expanded to include the...

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Forming new possibilities with laser blanking - TheFabricator.com

Forming new possibilities with laser blanking

September 16, 2010 | By Tim Heston

If high-speed fiber lasers replace the traditional mechanical blanking press, they would open up new possibilities of blank designs optimized for the forming processes downstream.

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MultiCam names customer service manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names customer service manager

September 13, 2010

MultiCam, Dallas, has promoted Becky Mullis to the position of customer service manager. She is a business management graduate of Vincennes University and has spent the last eight years as office manager of the company's Florida Technology Center. Mullis is in charge of customer service for all...

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Diode laser delivery systems designed for relatively larger numerical apertures, fiber diameters

September 7, 2010

Laser Mechanisms has introduced a line of diode laser beam delivery systems with output wavelengths from about 800 to 980 nm. The units are designed for the relatively larger numerical apertures and fiber diameters of direct-diode systems. Units with SMA-905, QBH, LLK-B (Q5), and other fiber...

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JDSU, Amada co-develop high-power fiber laser

August 10, 2010

JDSU, a provider of optical products for the communications, commercial, and consumer markets in Milpitas, Calif., has collaborated with Amada, Buena Park, Calif., to develop a new, high-power, 4-kW fiber laser. The laser has been integrated into a new sheet metal cutting system that Amada plans to...

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TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors - TheFabricator

TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors

August 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc. presented 2010 awards of sales achievement to two companies at its annual distributor meeting held July 28 at TRUMPF headquarters in Farmington, Conn. Hegman Machine Tool Inc., Maple Grove, Minn., received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of the company's...

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TRUMPF appoints new product managers

August 10, 2010

Tracey Ryba has been appointed product manager-lasers and Frank Geyer has been named product manager-laser systems for TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. Ryba earned his degree in laser and electro-optics technology and has 21 years of laser experience, from applications to...

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Laser system cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers - TheFabricator

Laser system cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers

August 10, 2010

Mazak Optonics Corp. will introduce the new SuperTurbo-X Mark III RTC 2-D laser cutting system. The machine cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers to handle a variety of laser-cut parts. A rotary table is standard equipment for cutting round pipe up to a maximum diameter...

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Lasers equipped with power-saving mode - TheFabricator

Lasers equipped with power-saving mode

July 19, 2010

Bystronic has incorporated a power-saving mode into all machines equipped with the ByLaser 6000 and ByLaser 4400BCL series resonators. The mode reduces the electrical power consumption of the complete laser cutting system by 50 to 70 percent during standby or noncutting times, the company...

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TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico - TheFabricator

TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico

July 12, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced that TRUMPF Mexico is celebrating 10 years in business. TRUMPF filed its registration to do business in Mexico on June 6, 2000, to better service an existing customer in that market. Additional assignments soon came along, such as automotive...

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Pulsed Nd:YAG lasers have pulse-to-pulse stability down to ±0.5 percent

July 7, 2010

JK Lasers has released two new pulsed Nd:YAG lasers. Designed for industrial processing, the lasers provide high peak powers and beam quality for welding and fine-cutting applications. The JK80PS allows peak powers of up to 3 kW to be delivered via a 100-μm fiber, and the JK150PS enables 5 kW to...

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Analyzing the potential of the solid-state laser - TheFabricator

Analyzing the potential of the solid-state laser

July 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Fiber lasers have enormous potential in metal fabrication. They aren't a panacea, but for certain applications, they may be extremely attractive. They're solid-state, require less maintenance, and often can cut twice as fast as their CO2 counterparts.

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LIA to award Dr. Charles Townes with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 21, 2010

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present its first Lifetime Achievement Award to laser pioneer Dr. Charles Townes at the 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) in Anaheim, Calif. Townes, 94, won the Nobel Prize for physics in...

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TRUMPF LaserLab now on exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center - TheFabricator

TRUMPF LaserLab now on exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center

June 14, 2010

Where does laser power come from? How can lasers be made even stronger — and why do we need them to be power-packed in the first place? These are just a few of the questions answered at TRUMPF’s LaserLab, now on exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford. Visitors...

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