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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EPP Métal receives grant to purchase laser cutting machine

January 29, 2014

Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development Program has granted EPP Métal Inc., Plessisville, Que., a $280,000 repayable grant to help the company acquire a laser cutting machine within the framework of a $1.5 million overall investment project. The company plans to expand its...

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Bystronic. Best choice

Bystronic Inc.

Length: 2:35

BySprint Fiber: Available with a 2kW or 3kW Fiber Laser source and ByPos Fiber auto focusing system, BySprint Fiber emphasizes energy efficiency, high process reliability and flexibility for processing a variety of material types and thicknesses with unparalleled performance.

Coil Fed laser

It all starts with the blank

January 17, 2014

The evolution of precision blanking began with the shear, moved to the press, and now to the laser. Each type of blanking technology, from cut-to-length lines or blanking on a traditional mechanical press to blanking with servo press technology and laser blanking, comes with its own best applications, advantages, and disadvantages.

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Prima Power Customer Profile: Altec Body Mfg.

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 4:41

Altec Automates for Increased Productivity

“We ran for over a year non-stop.  I have been in the metal fabrication business for 15 years, and I have used many different types of machines throughout my career.  But I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” - Jeff Mooney, General Manager of Altec Body Mfg.

Parts evaluated for laser processing

January 13, 2014

Laserdyne offers evaluations of parts for laser processing. Working from customers' CAD drawings, descriptions, or sample parts, the company's process engineers help direct customers to a laser process and system that meet their quality and cost-efficiency requirements. The company's laser...

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Bystronic BySpeed Pro 3015: Indispensable for modern sheet metal processing

Bystronic Inc.

Length: 3:00

The highly productive BySpeed Pro owes its unique capabilities across the entire range of sheet thicknesses to the latest machine automation technologies, the highest speeds, the shortest cutting times and a low cost per part.

Laser optics manufactured to specification

January 8, 2014

Laser Research Optics offers custom laser optics made to specification from ZnSe and ZnS in sizes from 0.5 to 5 in. OD. They can be supplied plano-convex, plano-concave, and as wedged-windows and mirrors in round, rectangle, and square shapes that can include steps, holes, and other special...

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TRUMPF and partners win German Future Prize

December 11, 2013

Dr. Dirk Sutter of TRUMPF, Dr. Jens König of Bosch, and Professor Stefan Nolte of the University of Jena have received the German Future Prize, presented by German President Joachim Gauck at a ceremony in Berlin, for establishing the ultrashort pulse laser as a new tool for industrial production...

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New control system added to fiber laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

New control system added to fiber laser cutting system

December 10, 2013

The NTC TLH series fiber laser processing system from Komatsu features a new control system and teach pendant to help simplify operations. The 06R controller provides touchscreen activation and an easy-to-read screen. The new teach pendant has a response time of 0.5 sec. Its safety interface...

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2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick

December 6, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, a 2-D laser cutting machine with a 5-kW, solid-state laser, uses the manufacturer's new BrightLine fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1-in. thick. The fiber enables the laser to produce small holes and tight contours in thick sheet metal while boosting...

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Mazak Optonics names new company leader

December 5, 2013

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., a supplier of laser cutting systems, has announced that Al Bohlen has assumed leadership of the company's North American operations as vice president/general manager. With 25 years of industry experience in customer service and support, applications engineering,...

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Case Study: Metko, Inc. and Amada FOL 3015 AJ Fiber Laser

Amada America, Inc.

Length: 7:00

Learn how Metko, Inc. improved productivity and increased processing speeds with the Amada FOL 3015 AJ Fiber Laser.

Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag

December 4, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp., a supplier of laser cutting systems in Elgin, Ill., has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, a Milan, Italy-based automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage systems. The new partnership adds to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation...

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LaserCoil Technologies releases details of laser blanking approach on the web

December 2, 2013

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Napoleon, Ohio, has released the details of its patented laser blanking approach on its new mobile-friendly website at www.lasercoil.com. The site highlights how the manufacturer’s machines can produce parts from 6.89-ft.-wide coil at higher speeds than have been...

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CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting

November 20, 2013

A line of direct field-replacement CO2 laser optics for Amada®, Coherent®, Cincinnati®, Epilog®, Mazak®, Synrad®, and Universal® laser systems is available from Laser Research Optics. The optics include lenses in 0.5 to 1 in. ODs with 1- to 12-in. focal lengths, as...

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