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Laser cutting

Laser Cutting | Articles

Air cutting revisited

March 13, 2007 | By Erin Chasse, Mickey Lawson

Fabricators are increasingly using compressed air in laser cutting, instead of relying on laser assist gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. Recent findings reveal that shop air can be used on more material types and thicknesses, including parts on which the edge quality is visible.

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Safety | Articles

A breath of fresh air

August 8, 2006 | By James Rogowski, Mickey Lawson

Two standard laser assist gases are oxygen and nitrogen. However, a third gas — shop air — has become a viable alternative.

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