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A flip’n good idea

A flip’n good idea
A record enthusiast ponders a better way to store and display his album collection and a company is born by Jimmy Myers, senior editor       Nobody can deny the merits of living in a digital age. But many music lovers believe a majority are missing out on the tactile relationship that was once part of the listening experience – handling the record cover, reading the lyrics on the sleeve Read full article >>

Careful capacity

Careful capacity
Options are available for improving press brake productivity to keep up with today’s fiber lasers  by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief       Many fabricators that have upgraded their laser cutting from CO2 to fiber are finding the newly acquired cutting speeds can be hard to keep up with. Sounds like a good problem to have, right? Well, for some, it can cause serious headaches where downstream Read full article >>

Machine of the month - Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCut HR

Machine of the month - Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCut HR
Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCut HR processing head delivers cutting-edge performance for flatbed systems up to 15+ kW. The cutting head features automatic, programmable focus with 25 mm of travel as well as robust, direct-cooled reflective optics that minimize focus shift. Its fully sealed, purged design minimizes the chance of internal contamination, and additionally, when cover glasses must be Read full article >>

Machine of the Month - LVD Strippit’s Electra FL 3015

Machine of the Month - LVD Strippit’s Electra FL 3015
LVD Strippit’s Electra FL 3015 fiber laser cutting machine is now offered with an 8-kW power source. The Electra 8-kW can maintain 2G acceleration speed while cutting, producing quality cuts in simple to complex configurations. The machine also features a new cutting head, new “smooth lead-in” feature, advanced drive system and the latest generation of LVD’s Touch-L touchscreen control. The 8-kW Read full article >>

Step up to the plate

Step up to the plate
When cutting thick metals, fiber lasers are the new MVPby Drew Schneider, product applications manager, and Troy Wilson, product manager, CNC table products, Cincinnati Inc.     Once mostly confined to the world of thinner sheet metal and aluminum processing, today’s fiber lasers are providing their owners with the opportunity to take on jobs requiring thick metal processing. As a result, Read full article >>

Machine of the Month - nLight alta Compact 2500 Fiber Laser

Machine of the Month - nLight alta Compact 2500 Fiber Laser

nLight alta Compact 2500 Fiber Laser

    The nLight alta Compact 2500 fiber laser provides productivity and reliability in the smallest footprint, saving valuable shop floor space without sacrificing performance. With up to 2.5 kW of continuous cutting power, this compact machine enables rapid piercing, efficient high-speed cutting of thin sheets and excellent cut edge quality for metals up Read full article >>

Green means go

Green means go
Re-establishing and redesigning a lighting manufacturer’s fabricating operations creates a competitive edge in an up-and-coming industry by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief       In the eyes of some industry veterans, Jamal and Sauson Rashidi are just a pair of newbies too young to take the reigns of an international fabrication shop. For the owners of Evergreen Lighting – and numerous other Read full article >>

Machine of the Month - Salvagnini L3-30 Fiber Laser

Machine of the Month - Salvagnini L3-30 Fiber Laser
  The Salvagnini L3-30 fiber laser features a new air-cooled cutting head and a 6-kW resonator, serving as a complement to the company’s 2-kW, 3-kW and 4-kW product lines. The L3-30’s cutting head delivers efficient cutting of thick and thin materials and also allows for solid, clean and reliable cuts with no contaminants to obscure the lens. Quality cuts are further enabled thanks to the Read full article >>

Salvagnini L3-30 Fiber Laser

Salvagnini L3-30 Fiber Laser
  The Salvagnini L3-30 fiber laser features a new air-cooled cutting head and a 6-kW resonator, serving as a complement to the company’s 2-kW, 3-kW and 4-kW product lines. The L3-30’s cutting head delivers efficient cutting of thick and thin materials and also allows for solid, clean and reliable cuts with no contaminants to obscure the lens. Quality cuts are further enabled thanks to the Read full article >>

Machine of the Month July/August 2017 : Vytek’s FiberCab FC series

Machine of the Month July/August 2017 : Vytek’s FiberCab FC series
Vytek’s FiberCab FC series       The FiberCab FC series is Vytek's newest evolution of advanced, enclosed fiber laser cutting systems with power ranges from 500 W to 6 kW. They offer a level of performance and efficiency that is unprecedented for mid-level laser systems. The new FC series also has the smallest overall footprint in the industry with work areas starting at 2 ft. by 2 ft. Read full article >>

Machine of the Month - The Fiber RubyLaser cutting and welding systems

Machine of the Month - The Fiber RubyLaser cutting and welding systems
Automation Alternatives Fiber RubyLaser Cutting and Welding Systems     The Fiber RubyLaser cutting and welding systems are designed for high-precision, rapid processing of ferrous and nonferrous metals. The latest technologies deliver high-quality results with a low cost of ownership.   The FLC Series Fiber cutting systems combine a high-quality beam with an advanced beam delivery to Read full article >>

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