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 features three-lens cutting head

December 12, 2006

The Platino 1530 2-D laser cutting system from Prima North America now features a new three-lens cutting head that helps expand the system's cutting capabilities.The cutting head gives users a choice...

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Laser cutting system designed for 2-D steel parts up to 1 in. thick

December 12, 2006

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the Hyper Turbo-X 2-D laser cutting system for 2-D steel parts up to 1 in. thick.The system's Takumi(Japanese for "craftsmanship") bed is an enclosed box-frame...

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Small-footprint laser cutting machine handles standard-size sheets

December 12, 2006

The ByVention laser cutting machine from Bystronic Inc., featuring a 20- by 20-ft. footprint, handles standard-size metal sheets.The control cabinet and the laser source are integrated into the...

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving Texas.

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Hypertherm adds to staff

December 12, 2006

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has named John Brennan as national distribution manager for North America and Jenny Levy as North American marketing director.Brennan develops and directs long-term...

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Preco, PaR form sales/integration partnership

December 12, 2006

Preco Inc., Lenexa, Kan., and PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul, Minn., have partnered in the sales and integration of industrial-based laser processing technology and PaR's gantry, motion, and robotic...

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CO2 lasers

High-powered lasers take a bite out of plate

December 12, 2006

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CO2 lasers are available in wattages that can cut plate more than 1 in. thick. The wattage, however, isn't the only factor that affects total speed and power. The assist gas chosen and the mode of the laser also influence final results.

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TRUMPF breaks ground on new facility

November 22, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. broke ground Nov. 21 on a new laser building being built on its Farmington, Conn., campus. The new research and manufacturing facility will be used to develop new lasers and expand the...

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MC Machinery hosts open house

November 7, 2006

More than 350 fabricators attended the M.I.T.S. open house hosted by MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., to view demonstrations and learn more about Mitsubishi equipment.The Mitsubishi Laser...

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Prima North America expands facility

October 23, 2006

Prima North America Inc. recently completed a 20,000-sq.-ft.-expansion at its Manufacturing and Technology Center in Chicopee, Mass. This location also is the site of the company's headquarters.The...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and...

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Laser marking machine designed as mobile tabletop workstation

October 10, 2006

The VectorMark Workstation 150 from TRUMPF Inc. is a compact and flexible laser marking machine designed as a mobile tabletop workstation.The work area is accessible from three sides and can label a...

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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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