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 system processes flat sheets, tube, profiles

October 10, 2006

The Bystar 3015, a 6,000-W laser cutting system from Bystronic Inc., features a solid-state RF power supply and rotary axis for processing flat sheets, tubes, and profiles.The power supply is housed...

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Laser cutting system introduced

October 10, 2006

Robotic Production Technology (RPT) has introduced the FLACS RT C-series flexible laser cutting system that incorporates all support structure, guarding and part-positioning equipment, robot, laser,...

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ProMotion Controls opens expanded customer support center

October 10, 2006

After outgrowing its last facility in two years, ProMotion Controls, Medina, Ohio, has recently opened a new, 6,500-sq.-ft. customer support center.The company says the expanded support center is...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The...

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TRUMPF's laser facility construction plan approved

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has received town approval to construct a new laser facility at its Farmington, Conn., campus.The laser factory is designed to consolidate the company's local laser R&D, manufacturing,...

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3 steps to better laser maintenance

October 10, 2006

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Laser machine users know it, but often ignore it. Laser manufacturers swear by it, but often don't push it. It's maintenance, and it should be the watchword of anyone who owns and operates a laser.

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Bystronic announces North American appointments

October 3, 2006

Bystronic has announced several new appointments to its Strategic Management Team.James Johnson has been named vice president, sales and is responsible for all sales and distribution activities within...

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Expanding upward and outward

September 12, 2006

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Watson Engineering didn't have to add any laser operators during its most recent expansion effort. The reason was technology advancements associated with material handling and modern laser cutting devices.

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Laser cutter enclosure enhanced

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has released a new enclosure for its laser cutting machines that the company says is 75 percent smaller in size than conventional enclosures.The enclosure features an ergonomic design that...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating...

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in...

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Bystronic receives Global Excellence award

August 9, 2006

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, presented Bystronic with the 2006 Global Excellence in Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the laser cutting tools industry at last...

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A breath of fresh air

August 8, 2006

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Two standard laser assist gases are oxygen and nitrogen. However, a third gas — shop air — has become a viable alternative.

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and...

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Laser cutting machine features new aircutting capabilities

July 11, 2006

The TC L 2510 laser cutting machine from TRUMPF Inc. features new aircutting capabilities.The unit can use compressed air as an assist gas to cut steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum,...

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