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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Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters - TheFabricator.com

Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the patented Adaptive Laser Cutting (ALC™) system, which provides real-time monitoring and feedback control of the laser cutting process. The dynamic feedback system monitors and regulates laser power, speed, and assist gas pressure to help optimize cutting...

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Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths

September 24, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. offers the Sigma five-axis fiber laser cutting system, a technology that enables 3-D cut paths. The system features high-speed, high-precision, position-based firing laser power control which accommodates multilinear and rotary axis motion to control the laser pulse...

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4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting - TheFabricator.com

4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting

September 20, 2012

Amada offers the FOL3015AJ fiber laser, which the company says is the first 4,000-W production fiber laser designed specifically for cutting. A 2,000-W model also is available. According to the manufacturer, the 5- by 10-ft. machine cuts thin material two to three times faster than a comparable...

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CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent

September 17, 2012

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 beam-steering optics for use with 25- to 200-W marking, engraving, and scribing lasers. The line includes beam combiners, beam splitters, ZnSe output couplers and front mirrors, silicon and molybdenum turning mirrors, silicon and copper phase-retardation...

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Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed

September 6, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 fiber for thin worksheet cutting. The laser processes reflective materials such as copper, brass, aluminum, and exotic aerospace materials, as well as carbon steel. The machine features a traverse speed of 4,724 IPM. Its Mazak Preview 2 CNC, with a 3-D...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment - TheFabricator.com

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Fiber laser system increases thin-sheet processing speeds

September 5, 2012

LVD has introduced the Electra FL high-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state, doped-fiber laser source, the system processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The laser light's increased absorption into...

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Laser processing head engineered for 3-D robotic cutting

August 30, 2012

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the new FiberCut right-angle, compact (RAc) laser processing head. It is nearly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the original FiberCut. Engineered for 3-D robotic cutting with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-moving-mass head minimizes inertia transfer to...

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Laser cutting system reaches nearly 460 FPM

August 16, 2012

Haco Atlantic USA, in collaboration with Cutlite Penta, has introduced the Laser Plus precision laser cutting system, available with CO2 and fiber lasers ((2,000 to 6,000 W). Fast-piercing and auto-focusing technology, along with linear motors, allow speeds up to 459.3 FPM. The fully automatic...

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PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting

August 16, 2012

American Biltrite Inc. has added LaserRite™ 8695 and 8696 products to its ProtecRite® family of products. The solvent-rubber, white, PE films are designed to protect metal surfaces during laser cutting and over the course of the supply chain. No film vaporization is required —...

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Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy

August 15, 2012

The new Motoman® MC2000 Master Cut robot is designed with high rigidity and precision drives to provide path accuracy for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners. Path accuracy can be within 0.004 in., depending on the application. Formcut software automatically generates the ideal path...

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Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers - TheFabricator.com

Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers

July 31, 2012

JK Lasers has developed a patented system that directs reflected laser light away from the delivery fibers and into a beam dump without the need to adjust the focus head. Back reflection levels are monitored continually and trigger an automatic shutdown if acceptable limits are exceeded....

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Large-format laser system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Large-format laser system features small footprint

June 28, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the model 430 precision laser system. It combines high precision and large-format workholding capabilities for industrial laser welding and cutting. The company will show the system at IMTS 2012 with a rack-mounted fiber laser with more than 1,400 W of peak power...

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Fiber lasers available in several new models

May 17, 2012

IPG has introduced a variety of new fiber lasers. The company has added new models with output power up to 100 W to its line of high-power, low-noise, single-mode, single-frequency CW green fiber lasers. The GLR series lasers feature compact, air-cooled, 19-in. 3U or 4U rack-mounted pump lasers...

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