Cleveland Ohio Laser Cutting: Laser Versus Waterjet for 2D Metalcutting

Metal fabrication company Wiley Metal says that laser cutting is its “go-to” process for small quantity work. It’s fast and accurate, and the cut edge is square and generally smooth. But laser cutting can’t handle every job. Reflective metals and textured surfaces can bounce the laser light back at the machine, causing damage. There are…

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Cleveland Ohio Laser Cutting – Five decades of laser light in automotive

Cleveland Ohio Laser Cutting – Five decades of laser light in automotive In this International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly, the photonics industry has joined together to announce the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives. Our sister publication Laser Focus World is playing…

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SPI acquires JK Lasers

SPI Lasers, a member of the TRUMPF Group, has acquired Rugby, U.K.-based JK Lasers, a manufacturer of fiber lasers for industrial use and former member of the GSI Group. JK Lasers has more than 40 years’ experience in laser development. Its core competence is in fiber lasers with outputs from 100 W to 4 kW…

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High Tech Laser improves laser cutting services with new CO2 laser

Lee’s Summit, MO – High Tech Laser & Polishing has taken another step to ensure its place in the laser engraving industry by purchasing a state-of-the-art CO2 laser to provide better quality cutting and etching services for laser cutting virtually any material, from mild steel to hardwoods. The bed size is 60 in. x 120…

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Laser Research CO2 Optics For Mid-Range Laser Cutting & Engraving Lasers

Laser Research Optics has introduced a line of OEM quality CO2 lenses and mirrors for mid-range laser cutting and engraving systems. Suited for field-replacement, they are in-stock for next day delivery. Laser Research CO2 Lenses and Mirrors for 200 – 500W cutting and engraving lasers are designed to produce a clean edge and cut up…

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Advanced multi-axis laser systems

The pace has quickened as the aerospace industry prepares its manufacturing processes for the new engine designs that will go into widespread use later in this decade. Leading jet engine manufacturers all have major new engine programs underway. With an average of 20 years using the present engine designs, turbine engine manufacturers (TEMs) are entering…

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How It Works

How It Works

Lasers are used for many purposes. One way they are used is for cutting metal plates. On mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate, the laser cutting process is highly accurate, yields excellent cut quality, has a very small kerf width and small heat affect zone, and makes it possible to cut very intricate shapes…

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