The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic Inc. features a 12-kW fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head that enables the BeamShaper option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 in. With the 12-kW laser, cutting speeds increase up to 20 percent on average with nitrogen, compared to the previously available 10-kW laser source. This increases productivity throughout the range of sheet thicknesses from 0.125 in. to 1.125 in. The fiber laser represents a stable cutting process up to the highest laser power for a broad spectrum of applications.