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Amada’s ENSIS RI platform can cut up to 1" (25.4-mm) plate.

Double-Duty Lasers

June 29, 2020
As laser manufacturing systems for sheet and tube grow more sophisticated—powerful, automated and scalable—navigating the wealth of choices might feel daunting.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
The LASERDYNE 795 with BeamDirector is ideally designed for fiber laser welding will filer wire. The System S94P controller ensures crash protection while providing optimal gas shielding and control of laser parameters.

High-Power Fiber Laser Welding With Filler Material

June 26, 2020
Fiber laser welding continues to grow as it improves in weld quality, reliability and performance. Many fiber laser welding applications are autogenous, where the weld is formed entirely by melting parts of the base metal and no additional filler wire or powder is used
Dr. Mohammed Naeem Senior Manager, Applications Engineering & Technology Development Prima Power Laserdyne
By Dr. Mohammed Naeem Senior Manager, Applications Engineering & Technology Development, Prima Power Laserdyne
Kip Hanson

The Ins and Outs of Laser Marking

June 26, 2020
Part identification is a necessary step in any manufacturing operation. This might be as simple as a label on the shipping box, but more often shops are required to mark each component, especially those used in automotive, aerospace, or medical applications.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The TruLaser Station 7000 3D laser machine has a work area 150 percent larger than its predecessors. Available laser power is also increased.

Laser, Fabrication and Automation Power Ahead

June 26, 2020
Laser 3D printing and marking systems are among the heavy-duty cutting and welding systems that had been scheduled for the IMTS Fabricating and Laser Pavilion—testament to the growing impact of what once might have been viewed as ancillary processes.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
Kip Hanson

Laser-Equipped Swiss CNCs Grow in Capability, Ease of Use

June 25, 2020
Beginning around six years ago, one machine tool builder after another added laser cutting and even welding to their products’ already impressive repertoires.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The first fully-assembled BySmart Fiber 3015 laser cutting machine at the Hoffman Estates, Illinois facility.

Bystronic Announces First U.S.-Assembled BySmart Fiber Laser Cutter

May 8, 2020
Bystronic announced the assembly of the first laser cutting machine at its new facility in Hoffman Estates. The company says it is providing locally assembled machinery to reduce overall lead time, installation time, and import costs.
By Bystronic Inc. Press Release
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Expert Opinions

  • Laser welding
    Expert Opinion

    Laser Welding for Sheetmetal Fabricators

    April 18, 2017
    Although laser welding is a well-established manufacturing solution, many sheetmetal fabricators have been hesitant to implement the process at their shop.
    By Robin Stuhler - TruLaser Sales Engineer, Trumpf
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    Fiber Lasers Continue to Gain Market Share in Material Processing Applications

    February 1, 2016
    The first kilowatt-class fiber laser for material processing was introduced by IPG Photonics in early 2002. Since that time, the adoption of fiber lasers for production applications has grown at a rapid rate. Today, fiber lasers are becoming the choice for most major production laser applications as well as converting traditional welding and cutting processes to fiber laser technologies.
    By Bill Shiner - Vice President Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics
  • Geoff Shannon
    Expert Opinion

    Lasers Grow Manufacturing

    June 1, 2015
    Today, laser technology in manufacturing touches all of our lives on a daily basis; lasers cut air bag material and weld air bag detonators for our in-car safety; lasers weld the batteries in many of our mobile devices; lasers drill aero-engine components for planes; lasers cut the glass for our smart phones and tablets screens; lasers weld the drivetrains in our cars and trucks; lasers cut medical stents that increase and enhance our lives, just to name a few.
    By Geoff Shannon, PhD - Manager, Advanced Technology, Amada Miyachi America, Member Since 2009

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