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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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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Brochure highlights high-powered industrial CO2 lasers - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights high-powered industrial CO2 lasers

February 12, 2013

Prima Electro North America has released a new brochure that details the Convergent line of high-powered industrial CO2 lasers. The CX and CV series have maximum average output from 2.5 to 5 kW. The brochure includes photos, technical details, and the operating specifications of each model...

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Laser machine designed for tube, pipe, structural - TheFabricator.com

Laser machine designed for tube, pipe, structural

February 7, 2013

Mazak Optonics has released the new 3D Fabri Gear Mk II for laser cutting of pipe, tube, and structural, as well as drilling and tapping. Available in 220 and 400 models with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine cuts a variety of tubes and pipes, including round, square, rectangular, and...

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Laser power, automation options added to laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

Laser power, automation options added to laser cutting system

January 17, 2013

The BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed CO2 laser cutting system from Bystronic now is available with a ByLaser 4400 or new ByLaser 6000 laser. The higher wattage option provides for faster feed rates and quicker pierce times. Also added as an option is an automatic nozzle changer that provides up to...

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Laser drilling produces stress-free holes - TheFabricator.com

Laser drilling produces stress-free holes

January 16, 2013

Advanced Laser Technologies offers precision hole drilling for military, medical, and industrial applications. The company reports that it produces distortion- and stress-free holes as small as 0.010 in. dia. with ± 0.0005-in. tolerances and exact repeatability, depending on the material,...

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Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area - TheFabricator.com

Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area

January 15, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the latest generation of its programmable focusing optics, the PFO 3D, for scanner welding, cutting, and drilling. The maximum work area of the laser has been increased to 20.8 by 30.7 in. in elliptical form with a Z stroke of up to ±18.7 in. The maximum laser...

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Improvements made to UV laser marking system - TheFabricator.com

Improvements made to UV laser marking system

December 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the new TruMark 6350 UV laser marking system with improved laser parameters for marking in an increased variety of applications. Average power also has been increased, while beam quality has been maintained to help increase repetition rates. High pulse peak power and...

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Laser cutting system switches from flat-sheet to tube/pipe cutting

December 6, 2012

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system, delivering the power and speed to cut mid to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat-sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can...

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Linear laser cutting system with 4-kW laser source processes 1-in.-thick mild steel

November 30, 2012

LVD Strippit offers the Axel 3015 S Linear laser cutting system for processing thin and thick materials. A safety system protects the head from collision with the workpiece. A high-pressure (clean cut) cutting head is available for 5-, 7.5-, or 10-in. cutting lenses. With a 10-in. cutting lens,...

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2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser

November 30, 2012

TRUMPF's TruLaser 5030 fiber laser features the 5-kW TruDisk 5001, making it the highest-powered solid-state 2-D laser cutting machine on the market, according to the company. It can cut mild steel up to 1 in. and, depending on material type and thickness, reach cutting speeds up to five times...

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Laser cutting system employs automatic setup - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system employs automatic setup

November 29, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex laser cutting system for high-variation job shops. It employs the company's AO|5 automated setup functions, designed to help overcome the typical challenges of using varied workpiece material. Optimal cutting conditions can be retained during extended,...

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Laser cutting machine option keeps material cool during cutting

November 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced CoolLine, a new option for its 2-D laser cutting machines that implements a water mist to cool material as it is laser-cut. The option is integrated fully into the cutting process via a special laser cutting head, varying nozzles, and a water supply tank. During cutting,...

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Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part - TheFabricator.com

Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part

October 17, 2012

Wayne Trail has introduced the Flex Lase Pro. The high-speed, three-axis, scanner-based laser processing cell is equipped with an IPG 2-kW, single-mode fiber laser and a Cambridge Technologies 3-D, high-speed scanner head. Typical spot size at midrange field of view is about 20 microns. With a...

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