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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TRUMPF supports science center exhibit

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., is supporting an innovative new exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. Now under construction in Hartford and set to open in fall 1008, the center is a nonprofit...

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Prima to introduce resonator at June open house

May 8, 2007

Prima North America is holding an open house/laser seminar June 7, 2007, at its technology center in Chicopee, Mass. The company is introducing its new CV5000 laser resonator at the event.Planned...

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Mazak Optonics names new president

May 1, 2007

Mazak Optonics Corp. (MOC), Schaumburg, Ill., has named William "Bill" Citron its new president. Citron succeeds Tim Yanagisawa, who was named director and general manager of sales for Yamazaki Mazak...

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Curtain protects against laser beam radiation

April 10, 2007

Wilson Industries' opaque Laz-R-Barrier curtain protects against the accidental and chronic occupational skin and eye exposure that results from reflected laser radiation and broad beam optical...

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TRUMPF opens manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico

April 10, 2007

TRUMPF has opened a new sales, service, demonstration, and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6,400-sq.-meter production building uses the company's state-of-the-art equipment and...

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GOSIGER Southeast receives sales achievement award

April 10, 2007

At its annual distributor meeting, TRUMPF presented GOSIGER Southeast, Ocoee, Fla., with the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of its exceptional performance in selling TRUMPF...

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Mitsubishi Laser celebrates 20th anniversary

April 10, 2007

Mitsubishi Laser is celebrating 20 years in the industry. The company introduced its first commercial laser cutting system to the U.S. in 1987.Although the division started with only five full-time...

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TRUMPF receives innovation prize

March 22, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award silver level Innovation Prize. The award recognizes the company for its SYNCHRO production of the TruLaser 2025, an blend of laser...

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Marking system introduced for general industrial applications

March 13, 2007

Laser Photonics has introduced its Fantom™ Series OEM CO2laser marking and engraving kit for general industrial applications.The kits, which come in 10-, 30-, 50-, and 100-W models, are based on...

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LIA launches career center

March 13, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has launched the LIA Career Center, a new online resource designed to help job seekers find opportunities in the laser technology industry.The Web site features...

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PICALO 2008 headed to Beijing

March 13, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), the organization that hosts ICALEO® (International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics) every year, has announced that its 3rd Pacific...

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil...

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Laser cutting

Air cutting revisited

March 13, 2007

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Fabricators are increasingly using compressed air in laser cutting, instead of relying on laser assist gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. Recent findings reveal that shop air can be used on more material types and thicknesses, including parts on which the edge quality is visible.

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Automated parts removal

Flexible automation of laser cutting, material handling

March 13, 2007

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What's the point in purchasing an expensive laser cutting machine if you are going to waste money-making opportunities by unloading parts manually? Good nesting software, proper maintenance, and the latest unloading technology can help to make automated laser cutting and unloading a reality.

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Lens is low absorbing

February 19, 2007

II-VI Infrared's MP-5 low-absorbing lens provides absorption of less than 0.12 percent.The lens features visible HeNe laser light transmission and reduced thermal lensing. The lens is coated with zinc...

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