Laser Cutting Articles

University of Southampton to head $15M national Photonics Manufacturing Hub


The University of Southampton will lead one of two $15 million photonics research centers.

Worthington tailor welded blanking joint venture opens Kentucky facility


Worthington Industries' tailor welded blanking joint venture, TWB Company, is opening a new facility in Glasgow, KY.

TRUMPF expands in Chicago


In 2016 TRUMPF will expand once again, with a new location in North America.  

Solar cell maker places order for five InnoLas laser processing systems


A solar cell manufacturer placed orders with InnoLas for five additional high-throughput laser machines for PERC technology.

New kids on the block


As the editorial was being assembled, it became evident that I had loaded up this issue with features describing processes using lasers that were not a reality a short few years ago.

High-power UV laser has use in CFRP machining


A strong drive to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions in transportation industries is driving the use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) material in the fabrication of variou...

Fiber laser triples cutting speed, slashes idle time


In June 2015, Groundhog added a Bystronic 3kW BySprint 3015 fiber laser cutting machine equipped with a ByTrans 3015 12-shelf system for automated handling and storage of sheet metal.


Fabtech 2015 redux


OK, I was a little optimistic about my Fabtech 2015 attendance numbers, as the organizers advised that about 44,000 passed through registration.

Ron's Laser Report

Big business and big machinery


Once again, the Fabtech show marks the end of a busy fall conference schedule with winter approac...

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Welding with ns pulsed fiber lasers

The use of conventional cw and long pulsed laser for welding is well known, but the use of ns pulsed lasers represents a new direction offering both commercial and technical benefits. More commonly used for marking and engravin...

QA and Control of Laser Weld Depth With Inline Coherent Imaging

Existing laser process monitoring systems cannot truly measure weld penetration, track the seam, height sense in real-time, or make a true measurement of the solidified metal profile.  At best, the existing laser weld moni...


Replacement lenses from II-VI Infrared eliminate need for beam centering

05/23/2012 II-VI Infrared, the world leader in CO2 laser optics, is now providing replacement Trumpf Cut Len...

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