Applying Laser Technology Flexibly and Efficiently

This month’s curation of laser machining products showcases flexible and innovative machine designs for laser cutting, welding and marking.


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For Modern Machine Shop, laser machining encompasses cutting, welding and marking processes using a variety of equipment harnessing laser technology. The products we’ve curated into this month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight include systems for all these processes, some with modular features designed to boost flexibility and efficiently, like Coherent’s Highlight FL series. Others emphasize process adaptability, like the ELC 250 Duo laser welding machine from Emag, which offers two machining areas. Still others showcase interesting laser applications, such as the Walter Ewag Laser Line Ultra from United Grinding, whose ultra-short laser pulses safely vaporize material while creating tool edges.

Click the image above for a slideshow featuring these and other laser machining products, with links to more information. 


  • The Laser’s Role In Micromachining Metals

    A new laser technology combines the high machining accuracy and throughput required for precision, industrial micromachining work.

  • Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work

    By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

  • A Waterjet Machining Center that Fits

    At first, abrasive waterjet machines were naturally at home in the fabricating shop. Today, certain models resemble a typical, fully enclosed CNC machine and they fit well in a machining job shop setting.