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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Third-generation fiber lasers made more compact

February 24, 2015

The Rofin Macro Group has launched the third generation of its Rofin FL series fiber laser. With new pumping modules and an advanced optical unit, the laser now can generate 2 kW of laser power from one fiber laser unit. The standard version offers a separate enclosure for beam management and...

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Holy fabrication work!

February 10, 2015


Design Fugitives of Milwaukee tackled a project for a church that required as much creative muscle as it did fabricating power to bring the ideas to life.

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HK Laser & Systems announces new staff member

February 9, 2015

HK Laser & Systems, Lombard, Ill., has hired Rob Collins as the eastern regional sales manager for lasers and press brakes. Involved in the machine tool and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, he was the former national laser sales manager at Murata Machinery USA Inc. Collins has...

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JMT USA names president

February 5, 2015

The board of directors for Jorgenson Industrial Companies has announced that Jared Peterson has been appointed president of the JMT USA division, Salt Lake City, Utah, following Kyle Jorgenson’s resignation. Peterson has worked for the company as service and operations manager for the past 11...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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Murata Machinery announces new website

January 19, 2015

Metal fabrication machine manufacturer Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a new website at that highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser. The site, which also provides FAQs and on-site videos, allows...

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Managing maintenance for laser cutting machines

January 15, 2015


Unscheduled downtime is an incredible headache for a busy fabricating operation. An adherence to a smart maintenance schedule and empowering a maintenance team can eliminate these production surprises.

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Bystronic BySpeed Pro 3015: Indispensable for modern sheet metal processing

Presented by Bystronic Inc.

Length: 3:00

The highly productive BySpeed Pro owes its unique capabilities across the entire range of sheet thicknesses to the latest machine automation technologies, the highest speeds, the shortest cutting times and a low cost per part.

Pushing the solid-state laser speed limit

January 9, 2015

Solid-state lasers theoretically could cut through thin sheet at up to 1,000 meters per minute, though no machine in the world can drive a laser at that speed. But new approaches to laser cutting are bringing laser cutting speeds closer to the theoretical maximum.

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TRUMPF TruLaser 3030 fiber: Fast and Flexible

Presented by TRUMPF Inc.

Length: 4:00

The TruLaser 3030 fiber features both high speed cutting and processing flexibility, resulting in maximum profitability. The fiber-delivered TruDisk laser excels not only at thin sheet cutting, but also in steel up to 3/4" thick with peak performance, cut quality and low operating cost.

Webinar to demonstrate flexibility of fiber-delivered lasers

January 6, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., will host a live webinar on Jan. 15 at 2:00 p.m. EST highlighting fiber laser cutting. The webinar will demonstrate the capabilities of TruDisk-powered laser cutting machines, showing the cutting of thin and thick materials, as well as highly reflective material....

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Ohio Laser opens new facility in Ohio

January 5, 2015

Ohio Laser has opened a new facility for cutting and fabricating parts and assemblies in Plain City, Ohio. By adding 22,000 sq. ft. to its campus there, the firm has realigned its production flow. The facility houses several new TRUMPF® laser machines for cutting a combination of flat plate,...

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