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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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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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

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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Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Small-scale laser cutting for stent, tube fabrication

October 27, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

Metal fabricators have been using CO2 lasers for decades and fiber lasers for years, but these technologies aren’t optimal for making the ultrafine features needed for medical devices such as catheters and stents. Femtosecond disk lasers recently have emerged as a viable technology for such applications.

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PhotoScribe Technologies launches new website

October 26, 2015

Custom laser developer PhotoScribe Technologies, New York, has launched a new website at www.photoscribetech.com. It provides general information about the company, details on its products and services, and company news. Visitors can search by industry or application. In the Products and...

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Evolution of the cutting laser: About the diode

October 15, 2015 | By Tim Heston

Don't blink, or you'll miss the fastest evolving technology in the custom fab shop: the cutting laser.

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Fiber laser stores up to 1,000 programs

October 15, 2015

Murata Machinery offers the LS3015FC fiber laser. Its Muratec FANUC 31-iLB CNC platform stores up to 1,000 programs on a solid-state drive that can be backed up and expanded through USB and compact flash ports. Laser processing parameters are preloaded on the machine, and a Windows®-embedded...

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Fiber laser head’s integrated sensor monitors cutting process

October 13, 2015

JMT has introduced the HDFL fiber laser, which incorporates a high-power fiber delivery system from IPG Photonics and a ProCutter head from Precitec. The dustproof head protects the beam path from contamination. Its fully integrated sensor system monitors the cutting process and provides the...

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Venturing into fiber laser cutting

October 7, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Fabricating metal parts for price-sensitive customers means that Lynam Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has to make the right investments in technology at the right time. The investment has to contribute to the reduction in production costs. The metal fabricator's purchase of a fiber laser cutting machine in late 2013 is a recent example of this strategy.

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LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints sales engineer for Texas

September 10, 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, has named Alex Gorosito regional sales engineer for Texas. Gorosito, a 12-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. The company manufactures laser cutting and automation equipment,...

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