Bystronic introduces 12-kW fiber laser

The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic Inc. features a 12-kW fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head that enables the BeamShaper option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 in. With the 12-kW laser, cutting speeds increase up to 20 percent on average with nitrogen, compared to the previously available 10-kW… Continued

Polaris adds laser wobble technology

Laser wobble has been added to Polaris Motion‘s laser CNC toolbox. The laser wobble technique can improve laser welding, cutting, engraving and marking. By using wobble-based laser welding, a smaller spot size may be selected, which offers higher fluence. The effective size of the liquid weld pool is determined by the wobble dimensions and frequency. This… Continued

Murata Machinery names fabrication sales manager

Murata Machinery USA Inc. announced Jeff Tyl as North American sales manager for fabrication products. Tyl has more than 15 years of sales management experience with the last 12 years of his career managing fabrication opportunities for OEMs and structural steel projects in the southeastern United States. He comes to the company with significant experience… Continued

Lantek launches latest software release

Lantek’s Global Release 2019 incorporates more than 60 new features for the design and cutting of sheet metal parts and production planning. The aim of the new features is to extract and use data generated in the daily operation of factories. The data can then be used to optimize processes and be analyzed to enable… Continued

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Inc. signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal for Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government facilities. The LENS family offers additive manufacturing solutions for creating, enhancing and repairing metal components using high-powered lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics or… Continued

Fume extraction systems from ULT

The ULT 200.1 series from ULT LLC is for the removal of laser and soldering fumes, dusts, gases, odors and vapors. The fume extraction systems’ modularity provides high flexibility regarding changing process conditions. The devices can be individually equipped with different filter units, such as for higher pollutant amounts or with activated carbon as needed.… Continued

Trumpf to acquire laser diode division from Philips

Trumpf Inc. is acquiring Photonics GmbH from Philips. This opens up a new market segment for Trumpf in addition to its existing business with high-power diode lasers and expands its product portfolio. Laser diodes from Philips Photonics are used, for example, in smartphones, digital data transmission and sensors for autonomous driving. Photonics GmbH employs around… Continued

LVD Strippit adds automation options to fiber lasers

LVD Strippit released automation offerings for its Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020 large-format fiber laser cutting machines, including options for an automated load/unload system and a range of tower solutions for the 4020. The flexible automation systems keep pace with the high-speed cutting of the laser and reduce material handling and preparation time.… Continued

Coherent creates new center of excellence

Coherent Inc. announced it expanded its Gilching, Germany, micromachining and subsystem facility and completed the relocation of its laser marking group from nearby Gunding. Designated as Coherent Munich, this center of excellence is a significant upgrade to the organization’s applications and R&D capabilities. Coherent Munich’s primary focus will be supplying integration-ready, laser-based subsystems, servicing a… Continued

Coherent releases series of laser machines

Coherent Inc.’s ExactSeries of fine materials processing equipment includes ExactCut micromachining systems for cutting. To reduce integration and qualification time, ExactCut ships with pre-programmed process parameters for the desired application and offers high flexibility for multi-purpose job shops. ExactCut systems combine the latest generation of pulsed fiber laser sources (3-kW pulse peak), a high stability… Continued

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