Laser Cutting Products

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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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Fiber laser cutting machine increases energy efficiency

August 13, 2013

JMTUSA has teamed up with Nukon to bring a fiber laser cutting machine to the Americas. The machine uses solid-state technology to create the laser beam, which then moves through a fiber-optic cable to the cutting head. According to the company, users can expect up to 70 percent energy savings...

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CO2 laser lenses compatible with Amada lasers - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser lenses compatible with Amada lasers

August 1, 2013

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 laser-focusing lenses that are OEM-compatible with Amada high-powered steel cutting lasers. They are available in 1.5- and 2-in.-dia. sizes with 3.5- to 12-in. focal lengths, featuring ZnSe lenses that are optimized for 10.6 µm and A/R coated to exhibit...

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Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses

July 31, 2013

TRUMPF's TruLaser 3030 fiber solid-state laser cutting machine delivers 3 kW of power and 1-micron wavelength. It can cut up to 0.75-in. mild steel, 0.625-in. stainless steel and aluminum, and 0.25-in. copper and brass. The machine is designed for contract manufacturers cutting thin sheet metal,...

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Laser machine features increased table size, automation options

June 25, 2013

The BySprint Pro 4020 high-speed laser from Bystronic features a 6.5- by 13-ft. table. This represents an increase of nearly 78 percent in available working area compared to the 3015 model. The optional automatic nozzle changer provides up to 40 nozzles; CNC automatic nozzle centering is standard....

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Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format

June 20, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex CO2 laser cutting system in a new 6- by 12-ft. format. It incorporates the features of the original system, but with an expanded workspace for larger jobs. The Optiplex 4020 processes materials from thin-gauge steel to 1-in.-thick mild steel, with a...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems - TheFabricator.com

Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems

June 17, 2013

LVD Co. nv has added a new resonator and control package to select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the fully integrated FANUC 31i-L CNC and i-C series resonator package reduces laser start-up time as much as 50 percent, provides increased flexibility for part...

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Punch/laser combination processes complex parts without scratching

June 4, 2013

Amada's new ACIES series punch/laser combination machine provides scratch-free processing of complex sheet metal parts. Featuring advanced automation and tool change options, the machine delivers fast hit rates, stable processing, versatile forming, and unlimited shape cutting flexibility, the...

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Fiber laser offers 140 W of output power

May 30, 2013

JDSU has introduced the ST series fiber-coupled diode pump laser. Powered by the company’s next-generation diode laser chip, it offers 140 W of output power through a 106.5-µm fiber. The ultracompact unit is a highly integrated device that reduces the number of components needed to produce a...

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Power meter measures very high-power lasers directly

May 23, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced the 30 K-W Laser Power Meter. It allows direct measurement of YAG and fiber lasers from 800 to 2,000 nm and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. The 2.91-in.-wide aperture handles large-diameter beams. Using thermopile technology, the device measures actual heat flow through...

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Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup - TheFabricator.com

Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup

May 22, 2013

Tower Oil & Technology Co. offers Kleneslat-RP. The synthetic, oil-free, nonflammable, nontoxic liquid prevents hot slag and splatter from sticking to support slats and workpieces during laser, plasma, or flame cutting operations. When sprayed or painted lightly onto laser slats and areas...

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Laser cutting machines deliver complex, repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machines deliver complex, repetitive cuts

May 14, 2013

Kern Lasers offers large-format laser cutting and engraving equipment. The laser cutting machines deliver complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts from mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in CAD software and then cut full sheet stock. Metal cutting...

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Multimode fiber lasers feature plug-and-play capability

May 8, 2013

SPI Lasers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, has introduced a line of high-power, multikilowatt fiber lasers for the industrial macro materials processing market. The products extend the redPower CW fiber lasers from 1 kW to 3 kW. The K1 1000 is available as a high-beam-quality,...

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Large-volume multiaxis laser system guarantees volumetric accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Large-volume multiaxis laser system guarantees volumetric accuracy

April 24, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the Laserdyne 795 XLZ. The system has a 72-in. extended Z axis, 80-in. X axis, 40-in.Y axis, and the latest BeamDirector3 (BD3) rotary-tilt laser beam positioning head. The laser is designed to drill, cut, and weld medium- to large-volume 3-D parts with a...

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