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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JDSU and Amada collaborate on fiber laser machine

November 19, 2013

JDSU and Amada have collaborated to develop a fiber laser that provides up to 4kW of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into the ENSIS-3015A sheet metal cutting system from Amada. According to the manufacturer, ENSIS provides the flexibility to cut both thick and thin metals simply...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting

November 19, 2013

Dimeco Alipresse has developed the LINACUT® line of machines that combine laser cutting with coil-fed processes. Focusing on processing strips up to 0.16 in. thick, the line comprises a coil handling section, a LINACUT continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic...

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Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts

November 19, 2013

Kern Laser Systems offers large-format laser cutting equipment that handles complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in their CAD software and then cut full sheet stock to help maximize yield. The metal...

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Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines

November 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and then laser-engraved onto the part utilizing a Bystronic...

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Prima Power More Power In The World

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 9:41

Finn-Power is the industry leader in automated "lean" manufacturing and has recently introduced such innovative products as the Shear Brilliance motor – linear technology applied to the punch/integrated shearing concept.

CO2 laser delivers 250 W in compact housing - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser delivers 250 W in compact housing

November 12, 2013

The new Diamond E-250 from Coherent Inc. is a fully sealed, pulsed CO2 laser offering 250 W of average power and more than 750 W of peak pulse power. The RF power module is integrated within the same housing as the laser tube. The compact laser, with an output wavelength of 10.6 µm,...

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Gas mixers help eliminate contaminants in laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Gas mixers help eliminate contaminants in laser cutting

November 6, 2013

For industrial applications requiring high-pressure/high-flow gas mixtures, such as laser cutting, Witt offers the MG 50/100 HP gas mixer. A precise mixture of nitrogen and oxygen forms a cryogenic atmosphere to provide moisture- and debris-free air, eliminating contaminants that can affect cut...

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RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data - TheFabricator.com

RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data

November 5, 2013

TRUMPF has combined its LensLine sensor system for 2-D laser cutting machines with a radio frequency identification (RFID) lens. The condition-monitoring function analyzes the degree of contamination, helping to improve the reliability of cutting processes and reduce the frequency of lens...

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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Prima Power Customer Profile: Vac-Con

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 3:30

Finn-Power automation has helped Florida manufacturer, Vac-Con, Green Cove Springs, FL., dramatically increase productivity with their automated laser.

Quote from Bob Graden, Plant Manager of Vac-Con, "The Prima Laser System has allowed us to gain a 30 - 35% increase in output."

Modular laser system cuts, welds small components - TheFabricator.com

Modular laser system cuts, welds small components

October 23, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D small and medium-sized components. It processes applications from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With its solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW...

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Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications. Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With...

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Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses - TheFabricator.com

Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses

October 16, 2013

The Convergent CV4000 CO2 laser from Prima Electro delivers high-speed cutting of thin and thick metals and nonmetals. It cuts mild steel up to 0.87 in. thick, stainless steel up to 0.47 in. thick, and aluminum up to 0.39 in. thick (using a 10-in. focal length lens). The laser's cut width is...

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LIA's Laser U releases new applications, safety course modules for continuing education

October 9, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from the institute's Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more are from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference...

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