LIA's Guide to Laser Cutting, 2nd Edition, is now available

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) now is proud to announce the all-new LIA Guide to Laser Cutting, 2nd Edition (ISBN #978-0-912035-16-1, LIA Pub. #122). This guide is appropriate for all companies involved with laser manufacturing, whether expanding or entering into laser cutting enterprises.

This guide updates and expands on the topic of laser cutting in response to the rapid advancement in laser equipment and laser cutting techniques. In addition to amended cutting tables and guides, such ancillary issues as a step-by-step discussion on pertinent purchasing decisions when considering the addition of laser cutting equipment for any size enterprise. In other words, how to cut through the "hype," and determine whether or not the laser cutting machine's performance meets the company's needs.

Other important topics covered in the new guide include a section on "Cut Quality" and handy tips on improving laser cutting results. Further, the guide covers Heat-Affected Zones (HAZ); laser cutting of mild/carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous alloys; cut width and taper; stop and start marks; and thermal distortion. There is even an extensive trouble-shooting guide which provides easy-to-apply tips on adjusting the machine to get the best results.

The new LIA Guide to Laser Cutting, 2nd Edition includes over 20 additional graphics and further compilations and figures illustrating different points concerning cut quality, edge, and types of laser machine's cutting results.

The guide is available from LIA for $49 ($39 for LIA members). Order online today or you may order by phone at 407-380-1553.

Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the international society for laser applications and safety serving the industrial, educational, medical, research and government communities throughout the world since 1968. LIA is the secretariat and publisher of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136 series of laser safety standards.

For more information, visit www.laserinstitute.org

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