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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Prima ships 1,000th CP series industrial laser

June 1, 2010

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., has shipped its 1,000th CP series industrial CO2 laser. The machine is designed for metal cutting and welding in the aircraft, automotive, agricultural equipment, appliance, furniture, mining, and general fabricating sectors. The company reports...

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Bystronic names service manager for Canada

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has named Michael Cummings as service manager for Canada. He has more than 14 years of technical services, R&D, and management experience. Bystronic Inc. is a provider of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake systems, system software, and...

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Pulsed Nd:YAG laser introduced - TheFabricator

Pulsed Nd:YAG laser introduced

May 10, 2010

Prima North America Inc., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.P.A., has introduced the Convergent Lasers CL-R pulsed Nd:YAG laser. According to the company, the laser is designed to be an in-place replacement for the JK704 lasers used by its customers. Users of earlier-model...

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TRUMPF names new sales managers

May 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed two new managers in its sales division. Mike Morissette has been named sales finance manager for TRUMPF Finance in Farmington, and Chris McMillin replaces him as regional sales manager based in Arizona. Morissette helps customers finance their...

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Flying-optic CO<sub>2</sub> laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables - TheFabricator

Flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables

May 10, 2010

Han-Kwang USA has introduced the FS8025, a flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system with dual shuttle tables, each measuring 26 ft. long by 8 ft. wide. Powered by a 2.5-, 4- or 6-kW Panasonic laser resonator, the machine is the only laser in the industry on which the cutting head can cover the...

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TRUMPF announces laser division personnel changes

April 27, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced several staff changes within its laser division. David Havrilla has been promoted to manager of products and applications. He has been involved with industrial lasers for more than 23 years and holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He...

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Coherent opens CO2 laser applications lab in China

April 27, 2010

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has opened a new CO2 laser applications laboratory in Beijing. The facility gives customers in the Chinese materials processing and microelectronics markets quick feedback on the suitability of CO2 laser processing for their applications. The Coherent Beijing...

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Large-format laser machine incorporates 6,000-W resonator

April 12, 2010

Bystronic has incorporated the ByLaser 6,000-W resonator into the ByStar L 4025 series of machines. The machine can process large-format sheets measuring up to 8 ft. wide by up to 39 ft. long. It uses a short-beam delivery system and autofocus to help increase accuracy and beam stability across the...

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PRIMA North America promotes sales/marketing manager

April 6, 2010

PRIMA North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., the North American subsidiary of PRIMA Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has promoted Carl Bryant to the position of sales and marketing manager for PRIMA 3D Laser Systems and to the newly created position of automotive market manager for North America....

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Prima Industrie named best-performing Italian industrial machinery company

March 30, 2010

Prima Industrie S.p.A. has been named best-performing Italian public company in the industrial machinery sector, and second of all large companies, according to an independent study by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. The results have been reported in Italian media sources La...

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Sominn expands work force, machine offerings

March 30, 2010

Southern Minnesota Machinery Sales (Sominn), Dodge Center, Minn., has added Matt Helfenstein as territory manager, Rocky Drinkwine as territory manager, and Jim Anderson as inside service technician. Along with the staff expansion, the company has added to its new machine lineup with Han-Kwang...

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Gladwin expands representation of Mazak Optonics laser products in Midwest

March 30, 2010

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced that in addition to Minnesota, the Dakotas, and northern Wisconsin, Gladwin Machinery and Supply Co. will now represent Mazak laser products in Illinois, all of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Gladwin has four facilities and major...

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Rofin-Baasel receives supplier award from Intel

March 23, 2010

Rofin-Baasel, Hamburg, Germany, has received Intel Corp.'s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for its performance in 2009 in providing Intel with laser marking equipment. This is the third consecutive year that Rofin has received the award. The award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous...

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Laser cutting machine enhanced with 6000 W resonator

March 23, 2010

Bystronic has introduced an enhanced version of its BySpeed 3015 laser cutting machine, which features the ByLaser 6000 W resonator, a power package designed to deliver up to a steady 6 kilowatts to the cutting head for consistent high-quality cutting across a broad range of materials. Among the...

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Upgrading your laser cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Upgrading your laser cutting equipment

March 1, 2010 | By Robert Kloczkowski

Upgrading the laser resonator or undertaking full laser cutting renovation represents an alternative to the expensive proposition of purchasing a new laser cutting machine.

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