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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Direct-drive gantry system simplifies laser system calibration

February 4, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has announced upgrades to its HSE line of large-format, 400-W CO2 laser systems. A new direct-drive gantry system has been added that simplifies the calibration and maintenance schedule, according to the manufacturer. The upgraded height-following system is three times faster...

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Prima Power Laserdyne appoints senior manager, business development

February 3, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne LLC, Champlin, Minn., a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has appointed Dr. Mohammed Naeem to the newly created position of senior manager, business development. He works with current and prospective customers to implement new laser processes and is responsible for...

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EPP Métal receives grant to purchase laser cutting machine

January 29, 2014

Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development Program has granted EPP Métal Inc., Plessisville, Que., a $280,000 repayable grant to help the company acquire a laser cutting machine within the framework of a $1.5 million overall investment project. The company plans to expand its...

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Bystronic. Best choice

Bystronic Inc.

Length: 2:35

BySprint Fiber: Available with a 2kW or 3kW Fiber Laser source and ByPos Fiber auto focusing system, BySprint Fiber emphasizes energy efficiency, high process reliability and flexibility for processing a variety of material types and thicknesses with unparalleled performance.

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It all starts with the blank

January 17, 2014

The evolution of precision blanking began with the shear, moved to the press, and now to the laser. Each type of blanking technology, from cut-to-length lines or blanking on a traditional mechanical press to blanking with servo press technology and laser blanking, comes with its own best applications, advantages, and disadvantages.

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Prima Power Customer Profile: Altec Body Mfg.

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 4:41

Altec Automates for Increased Productivity

“We ran for over a year non-stop.  I have been in the metal fabrication business for 15 years, and I have used many different types of machines throughout my career.  But I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” - Jeff Mooney, General Manager of Altec Body Mfg.

Parts evaluated for laser processing

January 13, 2014

Laserdyne offers evaluations of parts for laser processing. Working from customers' CAD drawings, descriptions, or sample parts, the company's process engineers help direct customers to a laser process and system that meet their quality and cost-efficiency requirements. The company's laser...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Bystronic BySpeed Pro 3015: Indispensable for modern sheet metal processing

    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.

    Laser optics manufactured to specification

    January 8, 2014

    Laser Research Optics offers custom laser optics made to specification from ZnSe and ZnS in sizes from 0.5 to 5 in. OD. They can be supplied plano-convex, plano-concave, and as wedged-windows and mirrors in round, rectangle, and square shapes that can include steps, holes, and other special...

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    TRUMPF and partners win German Future Prize

    December 11, 2013

    Dr. Dirk Sutter of TRUMPF, Dr. Jens König of Bosch, and Professor Stefan Nolte of the University of Jena have received the German Future Prize, presented by German President Joachim Gauck at a ceremony in Berlin, for establishing the ultrashort pulse laser as a new tool for industrial production...

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    Siemens PRIMA POWER Customer Profile

    Prima Power North America Inc.

    Length: 5:15

    Siemens Industry Automation Division
    West Chicago, IL

    Prima Power has an integrated material handling system that other equipment manufacturers didn't offer. With Prima Power we are able to utilize nesting and a Night Train material handling system that is integrated with the Shear Genius punch/shear, the LPe laser punch, and the EBe Express Bender.

    New control system added to fiber laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

    New control system added to fiber laser cutting system

    December 10, 2013

    The NTC TLH series fiber laser processing system from Komatsu features a new control system and teach pendant to help simplify operations. The 06R controller provides touchscreen activation and an easy-to-read screen. The new teach pendant has a response time of 0.5 sec. Its safety interface...

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    Experience the Engineering of Amada

    Amada America, Inc.

    Length: 2:10

    It’s Amada’s dedication to engineering excellence and unmatched product support that has established, and earned, a worldwide reputation.

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    Laser Automation from MC Machinery

    MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser

    Length: 2:31

    In today's fabrication world, the pressure is on: extreme market demands and global competition mean faster, higher-volume and lower-cost production. Automation is the answer to the challenges you face everyday.