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.

Filter Content

Coherent marks 50 years in business

February 5, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. The firm was founded in 1966 as a laundry room startup in Palo Alto, Calif. Today the company is a worldwide provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial, and industrial...

Continue Reading


Considerations for designing parts for laser cutting

February 1, 2016 | By Kevin Fradette

Laser cutting has been a widely accepted fabricating technology for almost 20 years, yet with more new blood entering the industry, some fabricators lack a deep understanding of the cutting technology. This tip sheet aims to boost their laser cutting IQ.

Continue Reading

Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

Continue Reading


All Metals Fabricating adds TRUMPF fiber laser

January 26, 2016

All Metals Fabricating Inc., Allen, Texas, has expanded its fleet of fabricating equipment with a TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine featuring an 8-kW TruDisk solid-state laser and two TruStore 3030 storage towers. With BrightLine fiber, the laser can process up to 1-in. steel...

Continue Reading


Cincinnati Incorporated names regional sales engineer in Canada

January 19, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of laser cutting and metal fabricating equipment, has named Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer for all Canadian provinces except British Columbia, which is covered by the direct-sales representative in Seattle, Wash. Chavez has 13 years of...

Continue Reading


2-D fiber laser cutting system offers increased productivity

January 19, 2016

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system’s automation modules and CNC proprietary management help ensure accuracy in cutting and head positioning, while high-dynamic linear motors help increase productivity 15 percent compared...

Continue Reading

Laser Cutting | Video | Sponsored Content


TRUMPF TruPunch 2000

January 7, 2016

By: TRUMPF Inc.

The TruPunch 2000 from TRUMPF offers the highest level of punching performance in its price range. With fast tool setup, rotation of all tools and a rigid punching head, the TruPunch 2000 provides the flexibility to tackle the most complex jobs and the punching speeds to do them productively. Watch and see just some of the machine’s capabilities. For more information on all TRUMPF equipment, contact us at www.us.trumpf.com.

Continue Reading


Fiber laser cutting system available in 6-kW configuration

December 18, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex Fiber II 6-kW fiber laser cutting system for high-speed cutting of a variety of materials. The machine features a multicontrol torch as standard equipment, eliminating the need for short-, medium-, and long-focus torches. The system has auto nozzle...

Continue Reading

Tube cutting system employs direct-diode laser

December 17, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has developed the Versatile Compact Laser (VCL) Tube-100 laser cutting system, designed for low-volume tube and bar components up to 4 in. dia. (3 in. square) and lengths up to 25 ft. The machine uses a direct-diode laser. It includes a fiber delivery system, and the...

Continue Reading


Fiber laser includes integrated automatic shuttle table system

December 16, 2015

LVD Strippit offers the Electra 3015 ultrahigh-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state fiber laser source, the machine processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The compact unit includes an integrated...

Continue Reading


Fiber laser integrates with automated load/unload for lights-out production

December 15, 2015

TRUMPF’s TruLaser 2030 fiber laser offers a 60- by 120-in. working range to process a variety of materials and thicknesses. It is suitable for job shops that run up to three shifts per day, as well as for first-time laser users looking to add laser cutting capabilities to their business. The...

Continue Reading


Fiber laser suitable for first-time users

December 14, 2015

The new BySmart Fiber 3015 compact laser cutting machine from Bystronic is designed for first-time users of fiber laser cutting technology. For users that cut mainly thin materials, the machine delivers a fast cutting process and reduced costs, the company says. It is available with a Fiber 2000...

Continue Reading

Laser Cutting | Video | Sponsored Content


Prima Power Customer Profile: Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment

December 8, 2015

By: Prima Power North America Inc.

Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment, Corona, CA Shear Genius Cells are the recipe for higher productivity at Imperial Cooking Equipment.

Continue Reading

Laser Cutting | Video | Sponsored Content


Prima Power Customer Profile: Unison Comfort Technologies

December 8, 2015

By: Prima Power North America Inc.

Unison Comfort Technologies, Minneapolis, MN

Unison Clears the Air on Automating Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Continue Reading


Compact fiber laser offered

November 27, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced the Phoenix FL fiber laser. The compact machine features a welded steel frame construction that helps minimize deformation caused by high acceleration to improve overall machine accuracy. Powered by a high-efficiency, solid-state doped fiber laser source, the fiber...

Continue Reading