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 receives Connecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Award

January 11, 2005

TRUMPF Inc. has received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) gold level Innovation Prize. The award recognizes the company's TCF 1 laser, a diffusion-cooled CO2 laser based on coaxial...

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Gas stream purifiers provide early warning of impurities

December 7, 2004

Airgas Inc.'s Smart Indicating Purifiers, designed to purify a laser cutter's gas stream and protect the laser resonator, provide early warning of impurities to help prevent gas stream...

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Bystronic appoints customer service manager

December 7, 2004

Bystronic Inc. has appointed Peter K. Kyc as technical support manager for North America. He is responsible for all customer service activities related to laser, waterjet, bending, and automation...

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BEGNEAUD Mfg. appoints president

November 9, 2004

BEGNEAUD Mfg. Inc. has appointed Ren DeMoura as president.With the company for more than 19 years, DeMoura began his career there as a welder when the company was located on Supply Road in Lafayette....

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Dynamic-response laser machine cuts, welds, drills

October 12, 2004

LASERTEC 80Deckel Maho Gildemeister offers the Lasertec 80 FineCutting laser machine, which the company states is the first with high dynamic response for precision 2-D and 3-D cutting, welding, and...

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Kooima adds to production facility

October 12, 2004

Kooima Co., Rock Valley, Iowa, has added 32,500 sq. ft. to its production facility. The additional space will house new fabrication equipment, including a structural tube laser, four flat lasers, and...

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Bystronic names regional sales manager

October 12, 2004

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and...

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GSI Lumonics distributor opens India’s first laser center

September 14, 2004

GSI Lumonics Inc.’s distributor, Optilase, has opened India’s first laser processing development center in the province of Chennai. The facilities are equipped with GSI’s JK series...

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Flatsheet laser cutter accelerates up to 1.5 G

August 10, 2004

The TC L 3030 Plus, TRUMPF Inc.'s 5- by 10-ft. flat sheet laser cutter achieves acceleration rates up to 1.5 G through its Innovative Plus axis technology, the company says. The machine will be...

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4-kW disk laser has 7 mm*mrad beam quality

July 13, 2004

TRUMPF will introduce the first 4-kW disk laser, the HLD 4002, to the North American market at IMTS 2004. Four disks provide the resonator power and result in beam quality of 7 mm*mrad. The beam is...

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Diffusion-cooled annular CO2 laser outputs 2 kW

July 13, 2004

TRUMPF will highlight its new diffusion-cooled CO2 laser at IMTS 2004. The TCF 1 has a unit volume of 12.4 ft.3, weighs 550 lbs., and outputs 2 kW.The laser has an annular arrangement of electrodes....

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Laser-gas delivery systems for all applications, including 24/7 operation

July 13, 2004

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When laser gases are used in significant volumes or in an around-the-clock operation, a centralized gas delivery system is a practical necessity. A well-conceived delivery system reduces operating costs, increases productivity, and enhances safety.

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Laser cutting systems enhanced with software

June 8, 2004

Prima Laser Tools has chosen to integrate Cenit North America Inc.’s v5/LaserCUT software into its 3-D laser cutting systems.The PC/Windows®-compatible software features advanced solids,...

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Spectrum Lasers relocates

May 4, 2004

Spectrum Lasers, a multiaxis industrial laser job shop, has relocated. The company's new address is 233 Matteson St., Dyer, IN 46311.The ISO 9001:2000- and WBE-certified company has acquired a...

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GSI Lumonics expands product line

May 4, 2004

GSI Lumonics Inc., a supplier of motion control components, lasers, and laser-based manufacturing systems, has expanded its product lines, which now include diode-pumped solid-state technologies...

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