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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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Industrial fiber laser incorporates programmable pulse shaping, triggering

November 25, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced the nLIGHT alta prime™ industrial fiber laser. It is available at power levels from 500 W to 1 kW for metal cutting and welding applications. According to the company, the laser has the fastest modulation rate and shortest pulse rise-and-fall times available in a...

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FABTECH 2015: The direct-diode laser and tuning the beam profile

November 23, 2015 | By Tim Heston

The direct-diode laser ups its presence at this year's FABTECH.

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E-book highlights advantages of laser cutting in metal stamping

November 17, 2015

American Industrial Co.’s new E-Book, The Laser Cutting Advantage, offers a look at the advantages of using laser cutting in metal stamping. The free E-book explains how laser cutting capabilities allow for flexibility for short-run orders and facilitate fast turnaround...

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SigmaTEK Systems Laser Plasma Oxyfuel Waterjet Punch Combo Punch

November 12, 2015

By: SigmaTEK Systems

SigmaTEK Systems is the world's leading authority for material optimization, shop floor automation, and manufacturing/business systems integration. Products include: SigmaNEST (Supports: Laser, Plasma, Oxyfuel, Waterjet, Punch, Combination Punch/Laser, Router, Knife). SigmaTUBE (Laser and Plasma tube and pipe cutting).

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Optics for high-power fiber lasers feature low-absorption coating

November 10, 2015

Mate Laser Technologies has introduced 1 Micron Optics for high-power fiber lasers. The products include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for several laser system brands. The optics feature extremely low-absorption, fused-silica substrates. The low-absorption, antireflective coatings on...

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TRUMPF to open technology center in Chicago area

November 10, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers, announced today at FABTECH 2015 that it is breaking ground on a new facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill., this week. The location, which is scheduled to open in mid-2017, will serve as the TRUMPF Technology...

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Laser cells perform automated cutting, welding

November 9, 2015

Cloos has introduced Qirox laser cells for automated laser cutting and welding. Each compact, tailor-made system comprises a laser welding head, safety equipment, operating terminal, positioner, robot, flat screen with HD camera, and a preassembled media room. The cells are equipped with a...

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1 kW fiber laser cuts, welds highly reflective materials

November 2, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced a 1-kW rack-mounted fiber laser. It incorporates fail-safe back reflection isolation technology for full-power cutting and welding of highly reflective materials. The alta™ fiber laser is built with vertically integrated components and offers fast repetition rate, short...

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Amada: Unlocking the Doors to Growth

October 28, 2015

By: Amada America, Inc.

"Our partnership has opened the doors to growth... being able to jump from one job to the next in minutes increases our greenlight time to 90%."

Jeffrey L. McCain, CEO and Founder McCain, Inc. Vista, CA

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Amada America, Inc.

October 27, 2015

By: Amada America, Inc.

Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided manufacturers with innovative, productivity-enhancing sheet metal machines, including both fiber and CO2 lasers, turret punch presses, press brakes, automation systems, and software. We accomplish this by carefully listening to the voice of our customers and engineering machine solutions that solve their sheet metal fabrication needs.

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