Find more information about:
SPI Lasers offers the redPower 500-W M2<1.1 and M2~7.5 lasers capable of both cutting and welding applications. The two lasers feature Ethernet connectivity, a range of collimated and divergent beam diameter outputs, back reflection tolerance, and long output fibers.
The M2<1.1 is designed for high speed cutting with speeds exceeding 30 m/min. The laser is capable of cutting mild steel as thick as 6 mm with its single-moded beam quality, and is said to maintain beam quality even at increased power with improved depth of field.
The M2~7.5 laser spreads energy across a flatter top than the sharp Gaussian beam profile and gives a wider cut kerf so that gas flow can be maintained on thicker materials. This laser is said to increase cutting speeds on stainless steel thicker than 1.5 mm.
Editor PickManufacturing News of Note: January 2017
Okuma showcases IIoT-enabled technologies, a large welding machine is getting developed for lightweighting R&D, and other industry news.