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Published: 10/13/2015

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.

Published: 8/13/2015

Waterjet Equipment Cuts Costs
Much of the waterjet equipment highlighted in the August issue of Modern Machine Shop is designed for economic efficiency. A slideshow highlights a selection of these products.

Published: 12/17/2014

Plasma Cutting on a Waterjet
While waterjets are known for cutting accuracy, they can be slower and more costly to operate than other machines. Equipping waterjets with other capabilities—such as plasma cutting—can save time and boost productivity.

Published: 11/18/2014

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Laser & Waterjet Machining
New equipment from laser and waterjet machine builders emphasizes flexibility and versatility.

Published: 9/29/2014

Video: From 2D to Five-Axis
While waterjets are adept at cutting large, flat sheets of material, they aren’t limited to strictly vertical cuts. A video of a demo in Jet Edge’s IMTS booth demonstrates five-axis waterjet cutting.

Published: 4/1/2014

An Eye on the Inside
There are myriad applications for RFID technology. This article shows an atypical one—how it’s used to monitor the degree of contamination on a laser cutter lens so an operator doesn’t have to.

Published: 3/18/2014

A Fiber Laser Cutter for Job Shops
Trumpf says its BrightLine fiber laser-cutting technology enables its TruLaser Series 5000 fiber laser cutting machines to be just as effective processing thick materials as they are cutting thin sheet metal.

Published: 1/14/2014

Keep Your Scrap Value Intact
A lot of the value in the way this part was machined can be found in the material that was left behind.

Published: 9/18/2013

Bow Machining II
What does a bow say about manufacturing? Quite a bit, actually. Bows from Elite feature trigger parts machined through EDM, composite laminate upper and lower limbs cut with waterjet, and a riser and other components milled out of aluminum on a vert...

Published: 8/30/2013

Abrasive Waterjet Machining Re-Examined
After attending Omax Corporation's 20th anniversary event in Kent, Washington, I have a clearer idea of why waterjet machining has special appeal to entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and inventors, as well as many other manufacturers. This versati...