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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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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Praxair acquires Constar LLC

February 7, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., Danbury, Conn., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired the packaged gas business and facilities of Constar LLC, Norcross, Ga., and its affiliates, Airstar Carolina,...

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Selecting equipment for maximum productivity

February 7, 2006

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H. Meeuwsen B.V., a fabricator in Yerseke, Netherlands, found that purchasing a laser that could handle parts up to 12 m long greatly enhanced its capabilities. It augmented this purchase with a tandem press brake. One side of the brake has an 8-m capacity; the other has a 4-m capacity. This gives the company the ability to bend 12-m parts, if necessary, or to run the two brakes simultaneously for smaller items. Subsequent growth in customer demand led the company to consider purchasing a second laser. A careful analysis revealed that the company could do just fine with a smaller laser, so it purchased a laser with a 3-m capacity.

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TRUMPF announces management changes

January 16, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has appointed Peter Grollmann as the new product manager for laser marking. He is responsible for managing TRUMPF's laser marking products in North America.An electronics and optical...

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Software theater demonstrates pipe cut programming

January 10, 2006

Mazak Optonics, Schaumburg, Ill., hosted a real-time software theater at FABTECH Intl./AWS that demonstrated the use of FG CAD/CAM software for programming of pipe parts. Spectators interacted with...

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Laser system has combined axes speed of 5,900 IPM

January 10, 2006

Prima Laser Tools' new Domino HS 1530 multiaxis 2-D/3-D high-speed laser system has a combined X-Y-Z axes speed of 5,900 IPM.The laser has direct-drive cutting and welding heads. According to the...

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