TRUMPF Inc. upgraded its TruLaser 5000 series laser cutting machine with the TruDisk 24001 with an output of 24 kW to process sheet metal parts up to three times faster. Depending on the material and application, the upgraded machine can handle up to 80 percent more sheets per hour. In addition, the laser can cut mild steel with a sheet thickness of up to 3/4 in. using nitrogen as the cutting gas, almost eliminating the need for rework. At the same time, the increased laser power improves the quality of cut parts, especially for medium and high sheet thicknesses.