Pieter Schwarzenbach

Vice President of Laser Technology
PRIMA North America, Inc.
711 E. Main St.
Chicopee, MA 01020

Phone: 413-598-5200

Laser cutting device

Laser Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Breaking speed barriers in laser cutting

February 14, 2007 | By Thomas Burdel, Pieter Schwarzenbach

A real breakthrough in high-speed laser cutting occurred in 2005. Two additional parallel kinematic drive axes were placed near the point where the laser exits the head, creating a laser cutting machine with one dynamic and light cutting torch capable of independent movement along two axes but working in precise synchronicity with the machine's more sweeping movement of the laser head. This new approach opened up new frontiers and much higher limits in processing speed.

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High speed laser cutting

Laser Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

A new dimension in lasers

January 17, 2007 | By Thomas Burdel, Pieter Schwarzenbach, Dr. Per Stenius

High-speed laser cutting is a recent result of increased laser power and high acceleration motion technology, which have improved cutting speeds. Tilt beam 2D-3D systems allow laser cutting of small 3D parts, bevel cutting on 2D sheet metal and 3D parts, 3D trimming of small deep drawn parts, and processing of holes and cut-outs in hydroformed parts.

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Laser Cutting | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Tube, profile cutting with lightning speed

October 11, 2005 | By Pieter Schwarzenbach

For more than 30 years, lasers have been used successfully for flat sheet cutting. Complex 3-D laser cutting is well-established in the automotive industry.

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