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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Laser lens cleaning

The dirt on laser lenses

June 17, 2008 | By Dan Davis

This roundup of laser lens providers gives tips on extending the life of lenses used in laser cutting.

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Prima open house to feature laser cutting, bending technologies

May 15, 2008

Prima North America Inc., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D laser cutting and automation equipment, has announced plans to hold an open house/seminar June 4 and 5 at its Technology Center in Chicopee, Mass. The event will feature the company's laser cutting products and a new Finn-Power press...

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LAI names strategic products director

May 15, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named Darcy Dodge as director of strategic products.Dodge is responsible for directing and coordinating the company's resources to achieve its objectives for strategic products, including turbine...

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Nesting software supports common lasers, waterjets used in Asia

April 15, 2008

MTC Software Inc. says its ProNest® nesting software now offers support for laser and waterjet cutting brands commonly used in Asian markets, such as Hankwang, Daewoo, Nisshinbo, and TOPS. The software already supports the TRUMPF®, Bystronic, Mitsubishi, Amada, OMAX®, and Flow brands.The...

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Laser cutting system designed to provide consistent beam power

April 15, 2008

Mitsubishi Laser's LVPLUSIIlaser cutting system incorporates 40CF-R resonator technology designed to reduce the rise time and fall time of square wave pulse. The technology is designed to provide consistent beam power during the cutting process and a consistent edge quality. In addition, the...

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Prima Industrie purchases Finn-Power

April 15, 2008

Prima Industrie S.p.A, Italy, has purchased Finn-Power Group, Finland, from EQT III, a European private equity group that acquired Finn-Power in May 2002 from the founder of the company.Prima is a supplier of high-power laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling of 3-D and 2-D parts....

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GSI Group Laser Division appoints fiber laser product manager

April 15, 2008

GSI Group Inc. Laser Division, Rugby, U.K., a manufacturer of industrial lasers, has appointed Mark Richmond as product manager.Richmond, who has more than a decade of experience within GSI Group, works to promote understanding of the company's JK fiber laser and to promote fiber lasers to...

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6,000 W laser cutting system has solid-state RF power supply

March 20, 2008

Laser cutting and press brake systems manufacturer, Bystronic Inc., offers the Bystar 6,000 W laser cutting system. The system features a solid state RF power supply with wear-free power generation components that reduce maintenance and repair costs. The power supply reduces energy consumption,...

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Compact marker available in hand-held, inline configurations

March 11, 2008

Borries Marking Systems has expanded the capabilities of its MicroLiner compact marker. In addition to a hand-held configuration, the company recently developed the MicroLiner 312, an inline version designed for workpiece marking, lot control, and traceability.The marking instrument can generate...

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Laserdyne names North American sales manager

March 11, 2008

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, recently promoted Carl Bryant to North American sales manager for its Laserdyne Systems operation in Champlin, Minn.Bryant, who previously was the company's regional sales manager, is responsible for managing all...

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TRUMPF names distributor award recipient

March 11, 2008

The Laser Marking division of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its Outstanding Distributor Performance award to Gosiger Inc.'s Indiana subsidiary at the annual TRUMPF distributor meeting in February. The award recognizes Gosiger's performance in selling TRUMPF laser marking products during...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales, is responsible for the North and South Carolina territories and reports to the company's Southeast...

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Laser cutting system processes sheets up to 157 in. by 78 in.

February 12, 2008

LVD Strippit's Orion 4020 hybrid-style CO2laser cutting system processes large sheets up to 157 in. by 78 in. The system features a rigid, high-precision rack-and-pinion drive system designed to provide precise motion and position control. A rigid design enables the machine to maintain high...

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Portable rotary fiber laser marking system introduced

February 12, 2008

Lasit USA says its new RotoTab® is the first compact, desktop, rotary-dial table fiber laser marking system. The fully enclosed, Class 1 system comes with a fiber laser; a galvo scan head; a computer; and FlyX® and FlyCad® software that supports both vector and raster engraving of...

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II-VI Inc. acquires majority interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH

February 12, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has acquired a 74.9-percent equity interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, Germany.II-VI Inc. manufactures crystal-growth technology products for various industrial applications, including manufacturing, aerospace, military, medical radiology, high-power electronics,...

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