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5/28/2019

AgieCharmilles Laser S Texturing Machine Reduces Quality Deviations

Originally titled 'Laser Texturing Machine Reduces Quality Deviations'
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The AgieCharmilles Laser S series, available from GF Machining Solutions, provides a solution to what the company sees as the limitations of conventional and manual surface texturing methods.

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The AgieCharmilles Laser S series, available from GF Machining Solutions, provides a solution to what the company sees as the limitations of conventional and manual surface texturing methods: reducing quality deviations without additional machining processes. Laser S machines can be equipped with 30- and 50-W FlexiPulse laser sources as optional replacements for the standard 50- and 100-W lasers. FlexiPulse enables programmers to shorten or lengthen the laser pulse duration, adjusting the laser instability time depending on the application and material used to find the optimal quality-to-speed ratio.

The ExcelliShift system features a 600-mm-per-sec. mechanical travel rate and 30,000-mm-per-sec. optical travel rate at the 254 focal length for reductions in required machine movement. The system enables true 3D scans for high productivity.

Smartpatch, a software module included in the GF Laser Workstation Software package, analyzes jobs to generate the optimal patching strategy. According to the company, the latest grain geometries and complex patterns can be created without common errors in suboptimal patching strategies.

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