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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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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TRW, China South Group announce joint venture

June 20, 2005

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and China South Industries Group Corp. (CSG) have announced the formation of a joint venture company to manufacture advanced braking and steering systems for China's...

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Laser processor has 11.8-in. z-axis stroke

June 14, 2005

The HV series 2-D hybrid processing machine from Mitsubishi has an open table for easy maintenance a simple, stable beam path, and an 11.8-in. Z-axis stroke for expanded application range.New...

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Mitsubishi completes headquarters renovation

June 14, 2005

Mitsubishi Laser has completed renovation and expansion of MC Machinery's headquarters showroom in Wood Dales, Ill. The showroom is large enough to display the 3015LVPLUS -35CFX, the 3015LVPLUS -40CFX...

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TRUMPF delivers water treatment plants to Indonesia

June 10, 2005

As part of a tsunami relief project, TRUMPF donated 10 water treatment plants, eight of which now are in operation in Indonesian refugee camps.Almost six months after the horrific floods in southeast...

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Preco Laser Systems appoints regional sales manager

May 10, 2005

Preco Laser Systems LLC has announced that Ancel Thompson has joined the company as regional sales manager. Based in the Los Angeles area, Thompson supports the company's customers, products, and...

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Bolt Industries donates laser cutter to prison

May 10, 2005

Bolt Industries has donated a laser cutting machine to the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) — Stillwater.The machine will be placed in the facility's fabrication shop and will be used to...

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Amada, Mitsubishi Electric collaborate

April 12, 2005

Amada and Mitsubishi Electric have announced that the companies are collaborating in the laser beam machining business. Aimed at enhancing competitiveness in the domestic sheet metal manufacturing...

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3-D laser system has enhanced automation features

March 8, 2005

Prima Laser Tools' Rapido 3-D laser cutting system is designed for improved automation, cutting speed, work accessibility, and safety.The system's focal position control (FPC) automatically manages...

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Laser nozzle controls gas flow

March 8, 2005

The FLOWMASTER™ CO 2 laser nozzle from Mate Laser Technologies controls cutting gas flow to help improve laser cut quality.The nozzles' copper-alloy design helps resist buildup and abrasion....

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Mitsubishi announces new division

February 8, 2005

Mitsubishi, Wood Dale, Ill., has introduced a new division of the Consumable Products Group (CPG), a line established to supply parts and support the needs of the company's laser owners more...

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TRUMPF names training manager

February 8, 2005

TRUMPF Inc. has named Annette Doyle as training manager.Doyle is responsible for the company's training program that offers classes for customers with new or previously owned equipment. She is...

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Manufacturing more efficiently south of the border

February 8, 2005

Manufacturing requires reliability and service, as John Deere Mexico found out when it researched an upgrade for manufacturing equipment. The company invested in a punch-laser combination machine and a press brake to help become a just-in-time manufacturer.

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