Laser Cutting Systems

What You Must Know About Single Mode Fiber Laser Markers

The single mode fiber laser marker has best-in-class beam quality that translates to fine marking capabilities plus effective micromachining for drilling, cutting, scribing, ablation for a variety of applications. 
Laser Cutting Systems: Articles

Tower of Strength

A sheet changeover on the Compact Tower integrated material handling and storage tower system at MTI.
Automated handling dilutes sheet metal fabrication costs in this shop with lights-out running and quick changes between jobs.

5-Axis Laser Cuts Costs at Kryton

The horizontal rotary table on the Rofin UW505 2,000 Watt 5-Axis Fiber Laser Work Station at Kryton facilitates easy mounting and centering of part fixtures in the workstation. Rotating the part to locate hole cutting positions or to perform flange cuts greatly enhances the efficiency and accuracy of the system. The vertical rotary drive of the laser cutting head represents the 5th axis and allows the cutting head to maintain perpendicularity of the laser beam to the material’s surface.
This technical review examines how 5-axis laser processing dramatically improved the secondary processing of 3D parts at this high tech job shop.

Etching Out New Advantages with Existing Laser Cutting Systems

Deep etching is very common with parts that are powder coated or tumbled. A deeper etch ensures the part number or other identifying information remains readable downstream. This can be achieved by moving the nozzle standoff closer to the part. The lower the focus of the beam, the deeper the etch into the material. (first view)
Here are some ways to take full advantage of your laser cutting machines etching ability, from decorative purposes to part numbers.

Micromachining of Metals Cheaper, Faster with New Laser Technology

Figure 4. The precision and control possible using the fiber laser marker.
Advances in single mode fiber laser marking technology with superior beam quality can now replace traditional EDM or other micromachining equipment.

Advanced Software Drives Laser Cutting of Electrical Laminations

All three of the Trumpf laser machine tools are fitted with an automated pallet changing system that allows parts to be unloaded by the operator while the next sheet is being cut. Quantities of laminations from just 200 to around 6,000 can be cut with this process, which gives European Electrical Laminations a big competitive advantage over hard tooling to do the same job.
European Electrical Laminations uses Lantek Expert CAD/CAM software on its Trumpf laser cutting machines to produce electrical laminations for stators and rotors, armatures, stator segments, and pole laminations for motors and generators used in wind turbines, high speed rail and power generation.


Laser Cutting Systems: Industry News

TAM Metal Invests in Advanced CO2 Laser Cutting

The Mitsubishi eX-S CO2 laser cutting machine eliminates both setup and finishing steps required with other equipment. Its patented three-axis, cross-flow simplified resonator design delivers the highest cutting power per watt available and eliminates the need for expensive quartz tubes and turbine blower systems, optimizes cutting power, and requires two times to five times less maintenance than other laser equipment on the market. The machine’s compact design provides a small footprint without reducing table size. This system is ideal for small job shops or high volume production facilities.
Their new Mitsubishi eX-S CO2 laser cutting machine handles demanding jobs for defense, aerospace and medical parts more effectively.

Ohio Laser Installs New Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities

The TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 combines tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching into one machine so that the shop can expedite customer delivery. The seamless interaction between the machine’s control and its programming systems can effortlessly turn a drawing into a finished part quickly and efficiently. By using this automated system, Ohio Laser can take the next logical step in optimizing their vendor-managed inventory and plant workflow to meet their growing customer list and their just-in-time demands.
Their TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 dramatically shortens their delivery lead times to customers.

Cincinnati Incorporated Names New Sales Engineer

Alex Gorosito “This company has a history of innovation in laser cutting, a reputation for building rugged machines and is a U.S.-based manufacturer. Those aspects are important to shops in this region and I am eager to share the capabilities of their equipment with them.”
Alex Gorosito is now responsible for managing equipment sales in Texas. 


Laser Cutting Systems: Products

JIT Contract Manufacturing of Parts and Assemblies

Booth S-2305: The new TRUMPF 3030 4 kW Fiber Laser at Ohio Laser uses the tallest material storage tower in North America to cut steel and stainless steel parts from sheet and plate up to one inch thick.
Ohio Laser offers the largest contract manufacturing capability in the Midwest for cutting parts and fabricating assemblies with a just-in-time focus.

Transform the Shop Floor

Booth S-938: The new generation Easy-Form press brake from LVD Strippit will all be on display at the show.
LVD Strippit features the latest, bending, laser cutting and punching machines with the CADMAN suite offline software.

New High Efficiency Fiber Laser

Booth S-3114: The new fiber laser cutting system from JMT comes with powerful but easy to use Lantek CAD/CAM software and integrates an automated material handling system to simplify workflow for the user. A Precitec Procutter head with a double enclosure protects the optical lenses from contaminants to improve performance, reduce maintenance and extend the lifetime of the laser.
JMT introduces a new fiber laser with an integrated automated material handling system to simplify workflow.