Replacing Manual Labor with CAD/CAM-Powered Laser Cutting

Manual box-section steel cutting took days and was inconsistent in quality. A laser machine powered by Radan software has reduced component fabrication time from days to hours.

Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

GMTA to Represent Stiefelmayer's Lasers in North America

German Machine Tools of America will distribute Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America, and plans to target automotive markets.

Coherent and II-VI Partner on Turnkey Laser Welding Solution

Coherent and II-VI are teaming up to provide a turnkey solution for automotive laser welding, which they say will particularly benefit aluminum- and copper-welding applications.

Jenoptik's F-Theta Lens Withstands Kilowatt-Powered Lasers

Jenoptik’s F-Theta lens continues the Silverline lens tradition of high durability and high precision, while its design prevents back reflections.

Cincinnati Incorporated Names Timothy Warning as President

Cincinnati Incorporated has appointed Timothy L. Warning as its new president and CEO. He also joins the company’s board of directors.

Zünd's Single-, Dual-Beam Routers Allow for Numerous Automation Options

IMTS Spark: Zünd offers the G3/S3 and dual-beam D3 cutting systems for custom routing and prototyping in composites and technical textiles, gasket materials, foams, plastics and other rigid and flexible materials.

Sugino's Cavitation Waterjet Process Offers Shot Peening Alternative

IMTS Spark: Sugino debuts its new cavitation watejet peening technology.

Alpha Laser's AL-Rock Mobile Robot System Performs Laser Hardening, Cladding

IMTS Spark: The AL-Rock system from Alpha Laser is a mobile robot designed for targeted laser hardening and cladding of metal surfaces.

Coherent's EasyMark XL Provides Expanding Working Range

The EasyMark XL from Coherent is a fully integrated desktop laser marking system.

Bystronic Begins North American Assembly of Laser Machines at New HQ

This first assembly was a Bysmart Fiber 3015 laser cutting machine. By Fall 2020, Bystronic plans to be assembling BySmart Fiber 4020 models at the U.S. facility as well.

Amada Miyachi's WL-300A Laser Workstation Marks Larger Parts

Amada Miyachi’s WL-300A laser processing workstation is designed for nanosecond pulsed fiber laser applications.

Ewag Laser Line Ultra Fabricates Micro Tools from Hard Alloys

As products grow thinner and lighter to meet the needs of the electronics, medical and micromechanics industries, United Grinding and Ewag have developed the Laser Line

Foba's Y.0200-S Laser Marker Meets High Production Demands

Foba Laser’s Y.0200-S laser marking device features a compact design for greater versatility.

Arnold Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The company was founded in 1919 as a mechanical workshop for welding cast iron and aluminum. Since the 1990s, Arnold has specialized in laser technologies.

WardJet’s X-1530 Bundled with Multi-Touch Software

Westec 2019: WardJet’s X-1530 is a versatile, mid-sized waterjet with a footprint of less than 115 ft².

Omax Promotes General Manager and VP of Sales

Omax now has a new general manager and vice president of sales. 

A 12-kW Fiber Laser Increases Productivity on Bystronic's ByStar Fiber Machine

Bystronic has introduced the ByStar Fiber with a stronger 12-kW fiber laser enabling use of the BeamShaper option, which is designed to ensure consistent cutting quality on varied materials up to 1.125" in thickness.

Aerotech's Galvanometer Scanner Increases Field of View for Laser Micromachining

Aerotech’s AGV-SPO single-pivot-point galvanometer scanner provides a larger field of view and reduced spot distortion for laser micromachining applications.

AgieCharmilles Laser S Textures Parts with Greater Security

Shops that need an efficient surface texturing solution for product design and moldmaking may find the AgieCharmilles Laser S series from GF Machining Solutions to be the answer.

March 2019 Product Spotlight: Laser and Waterjet

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on laser and waterjet fabrication technologies.

Vision Systems for Laser Marking

Eastec 2019: Sisma’s coaxial and external vision systems access working areas using only a camera to perform laser marking operations. 

Small Waterjet Operates Quietly in Machine Shop Support Role

Eastec 2019: Omax will present the ProtoMax designed to cut through nearly any material, including aluminum, titanium, stone, carbon fiber and G10 composite.