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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Small-scale laser cutting for stent, tube fabrication

October 27, 2015

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Metal fabricators have been using CO2 lasers for decades and fiber lasers for years, but these technologies aren’t optimal for making the ultrafine features needed for medical devices such as catheters and stents. Femtosecond disk lasers recently have emerged as a viable technology for such applications.

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PhotoScribe Technologies launches new website

October 26, 2015

Custom laser developer PhotoScribe Technologies, New York, has launched a new website at www.photoscribetech.com. It provides general information about the company, details on its products and services, and company news. Visitors can search by industry or application. In the Products and...

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Evolution of the cutting laser: About the diode

October 15, 2015

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Don't blink, or you'll miss the fastest evolving technology in the custom fab shop: the cutting laser.

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Fiber laser stores up to 1,000 programs

October 15, 2015

Murata Machinery offers the LS3015FC fiber laser. Its Muratec FANUC 31-iLB CNC platform stores up to 1,000 programs on a solid-state drive that can be backed up and expanded through USB and compact flash ports. Laser processing parameters are preloaded on the machine, and a Windows®-embedded...

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Fiber laser head’s integrated sensor monitors cutting process

October 13, 2015

JMT has introduced the HDFL fiber laser, which incorporates a high-power fiber delivery system from IPG Photonics and a ProCutter head from Precitec. The dustproof head protects the beam path from contamination. Its fully integrated sensor system monitors the cutting process and provides the...

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Venturing into fiber laser cutting

October 7, 2015

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Fabricating metal parts for price-sensitive customers means that Lynam Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has to make the right investments in technology at the right time. The investment has to contribute to the reduction in production costs. The metal fabricator's purchase of a fiber laser cutting machine in late 2013 is a recent example of this strategy.

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TRUMPF at FABTECH 2015 – Boost your Business

Presented by TRUMPF Inc.

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Every manufacturer can use a boost to give them the edge they need. At FABTECH, TRUMPF will display products to propel your business further into the lead including: the new TruBend Center which enables bend geometries not possible with a traditional panel bender, flexible automation concepts for laser cutting, punching and bending machines, and our new TruTops Boost software featuring all-in-one design and programming. Get the “Boost” that only TRUMPF can provide. Stop by and see us in booth S1701

LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints sales engineer for Texas

September 10, 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, has named Alex Gorosito regional sales engineer for Texas. Gorosito, a 12-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. The company manufactures laser cutting and automation equipment,...

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Nitrogen generator designed for laser cutting industry

August 25, 2015

Burns Machinery has released an all-in-one PSA nitrogen generator and boost pump for the laser cutting industry. The PLC-controlled generator can provide up to 6,000 SCFH with high purity and high pressure. It offers purity levels of 99.99 percent and 400-PSI...

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LIA presents 2015 Schawlow Award to EdgeWave founder

August 14, 2015

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has named Dr. Keming Du, founder of EdgeWave, as the winner of the 2015 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The award recognizes the recipient’s longstanding record of laser industry innovation and contributions to basic and applied research in laser...

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Take the lead in fast flexible fiber laser processing with the Electra FL and FA-L automation

Presented by LVD Strippit

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The Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) offers true flexibility, load/unload in 40 seconds and handles sheet sizes from 1000x1000mm up to 3050x1525mm.

Mazak adds distributor in western Canada, goes direct in B.C.

July 28, 2015

Machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has added a new Canadian distributor effective Aug. 1. Based in Edmonton, Alta., Moretti Machine Tools Inc. is responsible for serving customers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The firm will offer training, conduct machine...

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Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

July 27, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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Mazak Optonics partners with Federal Equipment

July 24, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with Federal Equipment as its New York distributor. Based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Federal Equipment will offer Mazak’s laser cutting systems to manufacturers and job shops in Long Island, all boroughs of New York City, and West Chester...

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