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Cutting Systems for a Competitive Edge

Competing for new work is all about the type of material being cut and its thickness, how your customer defines a quality cut, and how fast they want the job done. For shops looking to invest in new cutting technology, here are some of the latest advances in laser, plasma and waterjet cutting systems, along with software and accessories that can help them ship parts more quickly, increase capacity and profitability, and become very cost competitive.

Competing for new work is all about the type of material being cut and its thickness, how your customer defines a quality cut, and how fast they want the job done. For shops looking to invest in new cutting technology, here are some of the latest advances in laser, plasma and waterjet cutting systems, along with software and accessories that can help them ship parts more quickly, increase capacity and profitability, and become very cost competitive. (first view)
Competing for new work is all about the type of material being cut and its thickness, how your customer defines a quality cut, and how fast they want the job done. For shops looking to invest in new cutting technology, here are some of the latest advances in laser, plasma and waterjet cutting systems, along with software and accessories that can help them ship parts more quickly, increase capacity and profitability, and become very cost competitive. (second view)
Competing for new work is all about the type of material being cut and its thickness, how your customer defines a quality cut, and how fast they want the job done. For shops looking to invest in new cutting technology, here are some of the latest advances in laser, plasma and waterjet cutting systems, along with software and accessories that can help them ship parts more quickly, increase capacity and profitability, and become very cost competitive. (third view)
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Predictive Maintenance Waterjet Pumps and High Definition Plasma Cutting
HyPrecision predictive maintenance pumps from Hypertherm are a first for the waterjet industry, and their new XPR170 is one of only two X-Definition capable plasma cutting systems in the world.

Affordable Next Generation Fiber Laser Cuts Up to 4X Faster than CO2 or Plasma
For high speed laser cutting of parts in the most simple, quickest and cost effective manner possible at an affordable price, the next generation BySmart Fiber machine from Bystronic delivers high parts output and excellent cutting quality across thin-to-medium sheet metal thicknesses.

Variable Beam Fiber Laser Cuts Thick and Thin Gauge Metal on One System
With a single Corona laser from Cincinnati Incorporated, users can rapidly select from high intensity, small-spot-size beams to large, donut-shaped beams and everything in between on the fly and in real-time to optimize thick and thin gauge metal cutting at higher speed and quality with the same laser system.

Mechanized Plasma Beveling and Connected Plasma Cutting Systems
The next generation DMX Automated Plasma Beveller from ESAB connects to iSeries high precision plasma systems that can tilt the torch at greater angles and move it closer to the plate for optimum arc lengths without collisions.

Precise Laser Marking of Parts Without Fixtures
Laser marking stations from FOBA use vision-based technology with an integrated camera to reproduce a mosaic-like tiling of the entire marking field, including the displayed parts to be marked, which are then laser-aligned and laser-marked with high precision without using expensive fixture devices.

Extraction Table Prevents Long Downtimes During Cutting Operations
Through effective extraction and discharge of slag at the same time, TheSlagger extraction table from Kemper reduces downtime to a minimum for automated cutting processes.

Processing Head with Autofocus for Flat Sheet Fiber Laser Cutting
The compact, lightweight and reliable FiberMINI AF processing head from Laser Mechanisms can process a wide range of materials with automatic, programmable focus.

CO2 Laser Lenses for Cutting Thick Steel Plate
Ideal for 200 W to 4 kW CO2 cutting lasers, CO2 Laser Lenses from Laser Research Optics can ship overnight for field replacement of 3 in to 10 in focal lengths and 1 in to 2 in OD sizes with thicknesses ranging from 0.250 in to 0.380 in.

Ultra-High-Speed Cutting of Ferrous and Nonferrous Plates
The Electra FL 3015 10 kW fiber laser cutting machine from LVD Strippit provides ultra-high speed cutting of ferrous and nonferrous materials in plate thicknesses up to 1.25 in.

Micron Level Cutting Accuracy of Extremely Small Parts in Any Material
Ideal for prototype development and production runs, the MicroMAX precision abrasive waterjet from OMAX can quickly and accurately cut delicate, complex patterns with position repeatability of less than 3 microns and a positioning accuracy of approximately 0.0006 in.

Fast and Precise Laser Bevel Cutting of Titanium Tubular Bicycle Parts
A Laserdyne 430 BeamDirector fiber laser cutting system from Prima Power Laserdyne precisely bevel cuts the titanium tubing used throughout the Helix Folding Bike so that parts mate perfectly without deburring prior to welding.

Large Format Fiber Laser with Air-Cooled Cutting Head and 6 kW Resonator
The flexible automation built into the high speed L3-6020 fiber laser from Salvagnini can process sheets up to 240 in long and up to 80 in wide in sequence, without stopping production and with all setups occurring in masked time.

Shop Uses Tabs to Save Five Hours on a Single Laser Run
Laser Cutting Services used the recessed tabbing feature in SigmaNEST software from SigmaTEK to save five hours of secondary process time deburring each part post-cut on a run of 4,000 parts.

The Dream Machine: Fully Automated, Nearly Autonomous Laser Processing
Ideal for Industry 4.0, the fully automated TruLaser Center 7030 from TRUMPF works autonomously over long periods, without any operator intervention for programming all the way to sorted and stacked finished parts. It eliminates collisions involving tilted parts, refinishing work on microjoints, spatter on the undersides of components, and excessive programming work.

Alluvial Garnet Abrasives for Versatile, Reliable Waterjet Cutting and Surface Preparation
ALLTEK abrasives from Barton are ideal for waterjet cutting when speed, good edge quality and solid cutting performance are required, and surface preparation of steel, aluminum, and other sensitive substrates in blasting applications.

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