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Laser Cutting Systems

Cold Machining with Ultrafast Lasers

Femtosecond and picosecond laser systems produce high quality small features with high dimensional accuracy, with minimal burring and debris that reduces or eliminates post processing. However, these systems are expensive, so choose the laser and system wisely. Here are some things to consider.
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Laser Cutting Systems: Articles

The Hidden Champions: Punch-Laser Combination Machines

Once seen as a machine that can do anything but nothing to completion, there are now countless applications where the versatile punch-laser combination machine easily outperforms a laser cutting machine when a second application is included.

Deep Etching with a 2D Fiber Laser

Laser etching is a useful tool, but its limits as a light surface effect are apparent when a part number needs to be visible through paint or a powder coat. In these cases, deep etching can provide a simple solution – the trick is finding the right combination of hertz, laser wattage, focal diameter, and gas for your specific material.

A Warm Welcome for New Equipment

How to prepare your shop for a smooth installation that gets your new machinery up and running efficiently and as quickly as possible so it can begin generating money for your company.

Programming Must-Haves for Successful Laser Tube Cutting

Quality software is the first step to precision tube component manufacturing. Knowing what to look for based on your programming needs will help determine the best solution for your shop.

Create a Clean Pierce Point That is the Same Diameter as the Cut Width

This feature is important in cutting medical devices, electronics and fine mechanics components from thin materials with features that are too small to allow for piercing the drop-out scrap portion of the material.

 

Laser Cutting Systems: Industry News

Amada Miyachi America Expands Applications Laboratory

Their new 85,000 sq ft manufacturing facility is equipped with 11 application-specific labs that support each of their product lines, processing nearly 100 samples per month.

BLM Group USA Opens New Headquarters and Tech Center

In response to continued growth, this new 75,000 sq ft facility provides greater access for customers to explore more products, services and technologies.

Square Deal Machining Purchases First Tube Laser

This full service fabrication, machining and welding company invested in seven-figure state-of-the-art technology to become more productive and efficient.

 

Laser Cutting Systems: Products

Optics Protection for High Speed Fiber Laser Cutting

Fiber Shield Windows from Mate Precision Tooling provide maximum protection and increase the lifetime of precision lenses in laser systems by shielding valuable optic components in laser beam delivery systems from debris, fumes and other pollutants during the laser process.

Water-Guided Laser Cutting with Virtually No Heat Impact

Ideal for hole-drillers and shops that micro-machine metals, ceramics and composite materials with high precision in aerospace, industrial gas turbines, defense, medical, automotive, hard material tool making and general metal micro-machining, the Synova MCS 500 5-axis water-guided laser cutting system from Single Source Technologies greatly improves production yields by cutting and drilling perfectly parallel and clean kerfs or holes with virtually no heat impact.

Intelligent High Power Solid State Laser for Industry 4.0

The built-in intelligence of next generation TruDisk disk lasers from TRUMPF collects and monitors condition data and process parameters, and boosts energy efficiency through a new pulse function that ramps the current of the pump diodes down to zero amps, even during very short laser-off times between two processing steps.
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