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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Consulting, prototyping, training available for laser industry

April 27, 2009

Priority Cutting LLC has announced the launch of its new company that focuses on providing comprehensive consulting, prototyping, and training services exclusively for fabricators with CNC lasers.With 13 years of working experience in the field, the company has developed two training programs...

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Laser safety eyewear suitable for Nd:YAG and Er:YAG applications

April 14, 2009

Laservision offers the 00145 high visual light transmittance filter eyewear.The glass filter is commonly used with Nd:YAG and Er:YAG laser applications. Its visible light transmission is 71 percent for photopic and 75 percent for...

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Cy Laser to distribute Italian laser systems in North America

April 14, 2009

Cy Laser LLC, Chicago, and Campana Livio S.r.l. and Finsomac S.r.l., both located in Schio, Italy, have reached an agreement for the exclusive distribution of Cy Laser high-brilliance laser cutting systems, manufactured by the Italian companies, in North America. The agreement also includes an...

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TRUMPF Inc. names West Coast sales representative

April 14, 2009

Larry Johnson has been named a district sales representative for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. In this role, he is responsible for sales activity on the West Coast, specifically in Southern California and Nevada.Johnson has 33 years of experience in the sheet metal industry and began his career...

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Rockford Toolcraft acquires flying-optic laser cutting system

April 14, 2009

Rockford Toolcraft Inc., a tool and die builder and metal stamper in Rockford, Ill., has acquired an Amada LC-F1NT series laser cutting machine. The 6,000-W LC4020 flying-optic laser uses linear drives in all three axes. It features a 6-ft. by 12-ft. shuttle table with the ability to cut steel up...

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Laser resonator enhanced with new features

April 8, 2009

Bystronic has introduced advanced features for its Bylaser 6000 watt resonator.The resonator now incorporates advanced mirror detection systems, end mirror sensor (EMS), and output coupler sensor (OCS). These features automatically monitor the conditions of the two most important mirrors in the...

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LVD, HD establish joint venture company in China

April 1, 2009

LVD Company n.v. and Hubei Tri-Ring Metalforming Equipment Co., Ltd. (HD) have formed a joint venture company in Huangshi City, Hubei Province, China.The joint venture company will produce LVD sheet metalworking equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting systems, and CNC press brakes,...

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Laser beam analysis system designed for enhanced data baseline accuracy

March 10, 2009

Ophir-Spiricon has introduced the BeamGage™ laser beam analysis system. It is based on UltraCal™, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The system guarantees the data baseline (zero-point...

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Prima North America, SARA sign cooperative development agreement

March 10, 2009

Prima North America, Champlin, Minn., a manufacturer of precision multiaxis laser machining systems, has announced the signing of a cooperative development and marketing agreement with Scientific Applications and Research Associates (SARA) of Cypress, Calif.Under this agreement, SARA will work with...

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LIA announces 2009 Educational Achievement Award recipient

March 10, 2009

The Laser Institute of America has announced that Ken Barat, certified laser safety officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be awarded the 2009 R. James Rockwell Jr. Educational Achievement Award for exceptional accomplishments in laser safety education at the 2009 International...

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ICALEO invites abstract submissions

March 10, 2009

The 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) invites authors and presenters to participate in the conference, where researchers and end users will meet to review the latest in laser materials processing, laser microprocessing, and nanomanufacturing. The...

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TRUMPF redesigning its business in Taiwan

March 10, 2009

The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and maintenance efforts where, within just two years, the number of service employees has increased from two to...

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Bobcat pounces on cost-saving opportunities

February 12, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

Bobcat determined that the nesting software on its laser cutting systems didn't maximize the capabilities of the machines. After the company decided to purchase new nesting software, programmers outlined what capabilities they wanted. The company purchased ProNest® from MTC Software, Lockport, N.Y. The company has gained positive returns from the new software, which enables more control of process specifications.

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Manufacturing Transportation Equipment

New dimension, familiar direction

February 10, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

H.W. Metals offers punching, shearing, arc welding, machining, oxyfuel cutting, and standard and high-definition plasma cutting. The company found that there was more and more work it couldn't do for its customers because some jobs required laser-cut parts. The company decided to purchase a laser to expand capabilities in its current markets by offering an alternative to plasma cutting. In October, the company installed a Prima Maximo laser cutting system, which will allow the company to provide more capabilities to existing customers.

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Laser cutting system includes a CV5000 resonator

February 10, 2009

Prima North America Inc. offers the Optimo five-axis, 3-D laser cutting system. It includes a CV5000 laser resonator, which the company says helps the system achieve high cutting speeds, process thick materials, and produce cuts with a reduced HAZ.The direct-drive head requires no gears or complex...

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