The use of a highly concentrated beam of light to generate enough heat to pierce and cut. Based on the principle of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, laser machines generate waves of light that are consistent in phase, frequency, and direction of travel; the light is described as being correlated, coherent, and collimated.
Although the metals industry initially relied on carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, fiberoptic lasers began to gain ground in the middle of the 2000s decade.
With over 13,000 installations in 60 countries, Amada is the leader in laser technology. Visit us at FABTECH booth B2503 in Atlanta to witness the latest advances in fiber laser technology and automated bending. Experience how Amada can take your shop’s productivity to an unprecedented level.
FABTECH reporter’s notebook: A contract metal fabrication metaphor, in tube - by Tim Heston Atlanta played host to FABTECH last week, when tens of thousands descended upon the Georgia World Congress Center. Most said they expected good times for 2015, but it's a complex business that requires careful coordination. A unique exoskeletal racecar on display last week proved to be an apt metaphor of metal fabrication at its best.
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