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 North America names vice president, general manager

March 16, 2006

Prima North America, the North American subsidiary of Prima Industries S.p.A., Torino, Italy, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has announced the promotion of Terry VanderWert to senior vice...

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LIA Great Lakes Chapter meeting scheduled for April

March 13, 2006

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has announced that the first formal meeting of the Great Lakes Chapter will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2006. The meeting will be hosted by TRUMPF, Inc. Laser...

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MG Systems & Welding to be featured on History Channel

March 9, 2006

MG Systems & Welding is being featured on The History Channel's 'Super Tools' series as part of a show about the Newport News Shipyard, which uses the company's TMC4500ST for providing beveled plates...

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Harsco GasServ announces appointments

March 7, 2006

Harsco GasServ, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Harsco Corp., has appointed James E. Cline as president and has promoted Mark Fleischer and Jeff Clay to expanded roles within its sales...

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W.A. Whitney schedules open house

March 7, 2006

W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, Ill., will host an open house at its facility April 19 and 20 to showcase its equipment and new products from all MegaFab divisions.Educational seminars, equipment...

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ESAB earns ISO 14001

March 7, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has earned environmental management system certification for ISO 14001. The company says it is one of the first welding and cutting businesses in the...

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Strippit/LVD names representation firm

March 7, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Roskelley Machinery Corp., Salt Lake City, as its marketing representative in Utah and Idaho.Roskelley represents all Strippit/LVD equipment, including...

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Optimizing CO2 laser use: Part II

March 7, 2006

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As explained in Part I of this two-part series, many factors can affect laser processing efficiency. This article explains basic laser beam delivery requirements; discusses laser gases and supply methods; and lists common problems caused by using incorrect pressure, flow, and laser speed.

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Fiber laser marking system offered

February 7, 2006

Precision Technology Group offers the FiberTower™ fiber laser marking system for marking, cutting, and engraving. Components include a q-switched fiber laser with scan head, PC with control...

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Flying-optics laser cutting machine has automatic focus control

February 7, 2006

The Echo III flying-optics laser from Han Kwang USA features a small footprint, fast positioning speed, and automatic focus control.The unit's Panasonic resonator generates the laser beam, and the...

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System cuts mild steel, stainless, aluminum tube

February 7, 2006

The LT2000 laser cutting system from AltaMAR Laser and Control is suitable for tubes as small as 0.125 in. and as large as 1.0 in.Available with CO2, YAG, and fiber laser sources, the system cuts mild...

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Cutting software upgraded

February 7, 2006

MG Systems and Welding has introduced the version 3.0 of its Global Control software.The new version includes a Job List feature that allows users to load several part programs into memory, assign...

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CNC touchscreen enables easy setup, operation

February 7, 2006

Bystronic has introduced its ByVision Control CNC operating platform with a 15-in. touchscreen that allows users to maneuver through screen selections quickly for easy setup and operation.The user is...

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Preco opens contract facility in China

February 7, 2006

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has opened Preco-Miwa Laser Industries Ltd., a contract manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China.Preco is represented globally in 32 countries with service-support offices...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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