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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Cleaning kit helps extend laser optics life

November 10, 2009

The LRO CO2 laser optics cleaning kit is available from Laser Research Optics. It includes 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical-grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled water, polishing compound, reagent-grade isopropyl alcohol, reagent-grade acetone, and an air bulb for...

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The Metal Shop installs new Mitsubishi laser

November 10, 2009

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom metal fabrication business in Crystal Lake, Ill., has installed a new Mitsubishi 3015 LVPLUS IIlaser with a 5- by 10-ft. table to replace its older Mitsubishi LVP215 machine.According to The Metal Shop, the purchase of the new laser is in response to increased...

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laser blanking flexible stacker

Say goodbye to hard tooling

November 2, 2009 | By Charles Caristan, Jay Finn

The high-powered fiber laser now can take on the work of the blanking press.

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Monitoring system reduces laser cutting lens deterioration

October 13, 2009

Bystronic has incorporated a cutting lens sensor (CLS) detection system on machines equipped with Bylaser 4,400- to 6,000-W laser sources.The design of the monitoring system incorporates optical photo sensors in the Z axis to detect when a cutting lens begins to absorb too much laser energy. When...

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Punch/laser combination features enhanced transition between modes

October 13, 2009

Amada's new LC-C1NT combination punch/laser machine has been engineered to reduce the time it takes to transition between modes. According to the company, the normal transition time of almost 5 seconds has been decreased to about 2.2 seconds, which can reduce run time per sheet by two or more...

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Aerofab installs Laserdyne system

October 13, 2009

Aerofab Inc., Indianapolis, has taken delivery of its ninth Laserdyne system from Prima North America – Laserdyne Systems.The Laserdyne 795 is equipped with the Convergent Lasers CL50k Nd:YAG laser, which allows processing of complex parts along the full travel of the Z axis at compound...

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ACS Precision adds laser machine

October 13, 2009

ACS Precision LLC, Mercersburg, Pa., has installed a 4,000-W Mitsubishi LXP laser machine, capable of processing material up to 0.75-in.-thick steel and sheets measuring 4 by 8 ft.The laser allows the company to cut thin gauges of material in intricate shapes with speed and accuracy, the...

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Mitsubishi EDM partners with Oakland Community College

October 8, 2009

Mitsubishi EDM has announced a new partnership with the Advanced Technology Center of Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills campus. A new Mitsubishi FA20S Advanced Wire EDM is being installed under the direction of Philip Hale, Dean of Technology of OCC, and Dan Meehan, Account Manager for...

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ACS Precision acquires Mitsubishi LXP laser machine

September 24, 2009

ACS Precision LLC, Mercersburg, Pa., an 11,900 square-foot flexible job shop that focuses on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas recently added a certified pre-owned Mitsubishi Laser to its equipment list. The 4000 watt Mitsubishi LXP can process material up to 0.75-in.-thick steel...

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Bystronic hires sales engineer

September 22, 2009

Bystronic Inc. has hired Darren McCarthy as sales engineer for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.McCarthy has 23 years of experience in sales, sales management, and customer service in the machine tool industry. Seventeen of those years focused on the metal fabrication...

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Bystronic Canada celebrates one-year anniversary

September 21, 2009

Bystronic Canada celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 2, 2009 with its new service and spare parts location in Mississauga, Ontario. "Bystronic Canada has had a very successful first year in providing a quick service response and spare parts availability to its Canadian customers. The...

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Laser facilitates percussion drilling and trepanning

September 9, 2009

GSI Group has introduced a new product to its line of JK™ industrial lasers. The JK604D laser was designed to address percussion drilling and trepanning within the Aerospace and Automotive industry sectors. Typical applications include drilling of cooling holes (effusion) in jet engines and...

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Miyachi Unitek opens Laser Applications Lab in the Midwest

September 9, 2009

Miyachi Unitek has announced the opening of its new Midwest Laser Applications Lab. The new facility enables the company to work with customers and prospects to conduct sample evaluations and produce applications reports outlining results attained by using its range of Nd:YAG and fiber laser...

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TRUMPF presents award to distributor

September 9, 2009

TRUMPF Inc. presented a 2009 award of sales achievement to ICON Machine Tool Inc. at its annual distributor meeting held in July at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn.ICON, of St. Louis, Mo., received the Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its consistent...

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Perfecting processing for perforated products

September 6, 2009 | By Eric Lundin

Beverlin Manufacturing Inc., a tube producer and component fabricator, struggled with various cutting processes. Its produces and fabricates perforated tube which, because of the perforations, complicates the cutting process. After using two sawing methods, it changed to laser cutting.

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