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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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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Tube cutting system with broad chucking range engineered for heavy tubes

August 11, 2009

TRUMPF's TruLaser Tube 7000 laser cutting system processes tubes inside a tunnel-like safety enclosure and then moves them forward to the brush table or ejects them to a parts container behind the machine. Its heavy-duty drives are engineered for heavy tubes, and it features a broad chucking...

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Laser processing head permits tight access to parts during processing

August 11, 2009

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the FiberCut processing head for 3-D robotic cutting applications.All connections enter the cutting head at a right angle, permitting tight access to parts during processing. It calibrates automatically and is insensitive to cutting...

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M&M installs Mazak laser system

August 11, 2009

M&M Manufacturing Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has installed a Mazak Hypergear 2D FMS laser cutting system. The machine is used primarily by the company's Precision Products Division, and also used by its residential products division for production of prefab HVAC components.The laser has automatic...

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Saying 'yes' when others can't

August 1, 2009 | By Tim Heston

IMEC, a small job shop in southwest Missouri, invests in automation not necessarily to increase capacity, but to increase flexibility.

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Efficient laser cutting machine introduced

July 20, 2009

Bystronic, a manufacturer of cutting and bending systems, has introduced the BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed laser cutting system.Designed for economic efficiency, the system combines the Bylaser 4400, 4.4 kW laser source with high machine dynamics. The laser source has wear-free solid-state power...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process reliability.The unit requires only one operator and is designed to work in push or pull...

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