Laser Cutting Products

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 offers 140 W of output power

May 30, 2013

JDSU has introduced the ST series fiber-coupled diode pump laser. Powered by the company’s next-generation diode laser chip, it offers 140 W of output power through a 106.5-µm fiber. The ultracompact unit is a highly integrated device that reduces the number of components needed to produce a...

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Power meter measures very high-power lasers directly

May 23, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced the 30 K-W Laser Power Meter. It allows direct measurement of YAG and fiber lasers from 800 to 2,000 nm and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. The 2.91-in.-wide aperture handles large-diameter beams. Using thermopile technology, the device measures actual heat flow through...

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Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup - TheFabricator.com

Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup

May 22, 2013

Tower Oil & Technology Co. offers Kleneslat-RP. The synthetic, oil-free, nonflammable, nontoxic liquid prevents hot slag and splatter from sticking to support slats and workpieces during laser, plasma, or flame cutting operations. When sprayed or painted lightly onto laser slats and areas...

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Laser cutting machines deliver complex, repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machines deliver complex, repetitive cuts

May 14, 2013

Kern Lasers offers large-format laser cutting and engraving equipment. The laser cutting machines deliver complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts from mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in CAD software and then cut full sheet stock. Metal cutting...

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Multimode fiber lasers feature plug-and-play capability

May 8, 2013

SPI Lasers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, has introduced a line of high-power, multikilowatt fiber lasers for the industrial macro materials processing market. The products extend the redPower CW fiber lasers from 1 kW to 3 kW. The K1 1000 is available as a high-beam-quality,...

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Large-volume multiaxis laser system guarantees volumetric accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Large-volume multiaxis laser system guarantees volumetric accuracy

April 24, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the Laserdyne 795 XLZ. The system has a 72-in. extended Z axis, 80-in. X axis, 40-in.Y axis, and the latest BeamDirector3 (BD3) rotary-tilt laser beam positioning head. The laser is designed to drill, cut, and weld medium- to large-volume 3-D parts with a...

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Dual-beam design gives gantry cutting machine strength, narrow footprint

April 23, 2013

Messer Cutting Systems has introduced the TMC4500 DB heavy-duty gantry cutting machine. Its dual box-beam construction is supported by 10-ft. end trucks for stability and to support the company's largest cutting tools for precision beveling and straight plasma cutting, laser cutting, oxyfuel...

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Laser cutting machine developed to operate autonomously - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine developed to operate autonomously

April 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByAutonom 3015 laser cutting machine to the North American market during its Open House in June. In combination with an automation system such as the ByTrans, ByTower, or ByCell, the machine can be operated lightly attended. Features such as an automatic...

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2-D laser cutting machine available with dual heads - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser cutting machine available with dual heads

April 8, 2013

Kern Lasers offers several models of laser equipment that are intended for 2-D laser cutting. The HSE laser system features an updated X-axis gantry and communications system. The turnkey machines are sold with a chilling unit, a vacuum system, a computer, a monitor, and all the software needed...

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Automatic nozzle functions help decrease assist gas consumption - TheFabricator.com

Automatic nozzle functions help decrease assist gas consumption

April 4, 2013

Bystronic offers the BySpeed Pro and BySprint Pro laser cutting machines. The systems’ automated nozzle functions help ensure the correct nozzle size is selected for each material type and thickness, which the company says decreases assist gas consumption while increasing productivity and...

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Touchscreen user interface added to laser cutting systems - TheFabricator.com

Touchscreen user interface added to laser cutting systems

April 3, 2013

LVD Strippit now offers its Touch-L 19-in. touchscreen GUI on its Sirius series of CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the GUI allows routine and complex applications to be completed with minimal operator input. The large screen features intuitive graphical icons and visual...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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CO2 laser cutting system equipped with high-speed linear motors, dual pallets

February 28, 2013

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the new CL-400 CO2 laser cutting system. The machine uses the company's water-cooled, high-speed linear motor drives and HMI touchscreen control and nesting software. Dual 5- by 10-ft. pallets and an optional modular material handling system reduce beam-off time and...

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Laser cutting system determines cutting speed, acceleration automatically - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system determines cutting speed, acceleration automatically

February 27, 2013

Mazak Optonics offers the Super Turbo-X Champion laser cutting system available with a 2.5-kW, Type 10 resonator with Eco mode. Built on the company's hybrid platform, the system features a 1,786-lb. workpiece capacity for sheets up to 0.87 in. thick. The Mazatrol Preview function determines...

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Kilowatt-class fiber lasers offer improved wall plug efficiency

February 13, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced a line of kilowatt-class, low-mode ytterbium fiber lasers. The 1,060-nm YLS-xxx-Y13 series offers up to 33 percent wall plug efficiency, up to two times average improvement in beam quality, and more than three years' estimated mean time of uninterrupted laser...

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