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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2-D laser cutting machine includes 8-kW fiber laser

December 10, 2014

TRUMPF offers the TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine, available with an 8-kW TruDisk laser for increased productivity when processing medium and thick sheet metal. The machine can process complex contours and thin sheets while minimizing the cost per part, the company states. The...

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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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Fiber laser processes parts automatically from the coil

December 9, 2014

Dallan S.p.A. offers Dalcos® LXN coil-fed laser systems, designed for production of parts of any batch size automatically from the coil. The fully automatic system is equipped with a decoiling reel, straightener, and feeder that provide the material continuously to the line. It can process coils...

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Laser processing market worth $17.36 billion by 2020

December 8, 2014

According to the new market research report "Laser Processing Market by Application (Cutting, Drilling, Marking), Laser Type (Gas, Solid, Fiber Laser), Machine Configuration (Moving, Fixed beam), Vertical (Machine Tooling, Automotive), Geography - Global Forecast to 2020,” published by...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting machines

December 4, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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Fiber laser equipped with automation

December 3, 2014

The LCG 3015 AJ from Amada is a high-speed, high-precision, 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that uses about one-third of the electricity required by a CO2 laser system of the same wattage, the company reports. The flying-optic laser system cuts brass, copper, and titanium. The material remains...

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Robotic laser cutting cell’s software simplifies precision path production

December 1, 2014

ABB offers FlexCutLaser™, a pre-engineered robotic cell for laser cutting applications. Robotic laser cutting uses shape-generating software that simplifies the production of precision paths. The robotic cell can adapt to multiple parts for quick changeover. QuickMove and TrueMove path...

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Mazak Optonics names Southeast regional sales manager

November 19, 2014

Elgin, Ill.-based Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer, has named Art Weinerman as regional sales manager for the southeastern U.S., covering Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Weinerman has 38 years of experience...

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Mazak Optonics partners with new Southeast region distributor

November 19, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with ProMac Technologies, Charlotte, N.C., as its new Southeast region distributor. The company, which serves manufacturers and job shops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, will focus on Mazak’s full line of CO2 and fiber laser...

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Hypertherm announces management team changes

November 12, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has realigned responsibilities in its management team. With the planned year-end departure of Carey Chen, current vice president and general manager light industrial businesses, and CIO, to become...

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JDSU, Amada collaborate on development of direct-diode laser to cut metal

November 7, 2014

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., a developer of technologies for the optical-networking market, has collaborated with Amada, a manufacturer of metal fabricating tools, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2 kW of output power. The laser has been integrated into Amada’s new ExC sheet...

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Plasma/fiber laser combination machine achieves 3,000-IPM traverse speed

November 7, 2014

The MetalMaster Xcel from Messer Cutting Systems features high acceleration drives and traversing speeds of 3,000 IPM. Multiple tools can be added, including plasma beveling, oxyfuel, combination plasma/fiber laser cutting, drilling, and marking coupled with OmniWin software. Using the...

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Muza Metal Products adds fiber laser machine

November 6, 2014

Contract metal fabricator Muza Metal Products, located in Oshkosh, Wis., has installed an Amada FOL3015AJ fiber laser cutting system. "Adding this technology to our asset base means we can reduce cut time by 60 percent and double our laser cutting capacity,” said John Kriz, president....

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3-D laser raises productivity by 25 percent

November 4, 2014

Prima Power offers the Laser Next machine, a 3-D laser for high-volume automotive production applications. The manufacturer reports the new machine represents a step change in the development of its 3-D laser machines: productivity on a typical benchmark component (B-pillar) has been raised by...

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