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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6,000-W laser resonator enhances cutting speed

October 11, 2005

TRUMPF's TLF 6000, its 6,000-W CO2laser resonator for flat sheet laser cutting, is available on its TC L 3050 and increases cutting speeds by 29 percent, the company reports.The resonator is...

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Laser cutting system automatically optimizes beam diameter

October 11, 2005

The Byspeed 4020 laser cutting system from Bystronic features a 5,200-W resonator with Adaptive Radius Control (ARC) technology, which provides automatic optimization of the beam diameter for all...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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PRC Laser hires director of sales and service

October 11, 2005

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has hired Dan Robinson as its director of sales and service. Robinson is responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer service-related activities in North...

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Tube, profile cutting with lightning speed

October 11, 2005

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For more than 30 years, lasers have been used successfully for flat sheet cutting. Complex 3-D laser cutting is well-established in the automotive industry.

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Fitness equipment manufacturer pumps up

October 11, 2005

Paramount Fitness Corp., a manufacturer of strength training equipment, used to purchase small quantities of laser-cut parts from outside vendors. Its desire for a laser could not be justified because the quantities of parts were so low. Engineers at TRUMPF worked with Paramount to create special fixtures so that a TC L 2530 sheet metal laser could handle tubular parts. The company soon found the new laser running 10 hours per day, six days a week. In keeping with the company's strategy to reduce direct labor, it soon justified a TUBEMATIC to handle its tubular parts.

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Laser cutting and welding with one tool

October 11, 2005

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Today's laser sources have the power and beam quality needed to cut and join metal in an expeditious and repetitious manner. The market demands that type of flexible production, so those characteristics are basic requirements in modern laser devices. The market demands also have promoted the idea of multifunctional processing. That has led to the development of a combination head capable of laser cutting and welding 3-D metal work pieces.

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Laser system has enhanced cutting speeds

September 13, 2005

The Lightning High-Dynamic laser system from Salvagnini America Inc. is the focus of a cutting and processing system designed to take maximum advantage of the enhanced cutting speeds attainable with...

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Salvagnini dedicates showroom, technical center in Japan

September 13, 2005

Salvagnini, Hamilton, Ohio, has built and dedicated a new showroom, technical, and commercial facility in Izumi (Osaka), Japan.The facility, which has 7,100 sq. ft. of covered floor space, provides...

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TRUMPF promotes three

August 9, 2005

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced it has promoted three employees to managerial positions. Gary Sheridan now manages the laser marking operations in North America; James Rogowski is the...

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Bystronic opens training center

August 9, 2005

Bystronic, Hauppauge, N.Y., has opened a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales and training facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.At the facility, customers are able to participate in technical application training...

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Boiled over by laser's performance

August 9, 2005

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Kvaerner Power Inc.'s Fairmont, W.V., metal fabricating operation needed new market opportunities and someone to take over plasma cutting chores after its business partner went out of business. They found a Pennsylvania job shop to help with metal cutting and eventually learned that a 3-D laser could help them bring their outsourced jobs back in-house and that the laser could lead to new business.

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MC Machinery announces new Canadian subsidiary

July 12, 2005

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., a Mitsubishi Corp. company, has announced its new Canadian operation, MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MC Machinery...

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Applying lasers to appliances

July 12, 2005

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Three food service equipment makers spoke with The FABRICATOR about their investments in more automated fabrication equipment, especially lasers, and how these investments have paid off for them, even as the economy takes its time to recover.

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To buy or not to buy?

July 11, 2005

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Metalen Verhoestraete, a metal service center in Roeselare, Belgium, needed a laser, but not just any laser would do. Because many of the company's clients had 3- and 4-meter lasers, Metalen sought a laser that had a much longer bed so it would not compete with its customers.

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