As a boy, I remember being fascinated when my father, a veteran editor of manufacturing trade journals, first told me that lasers could be used to cut things, including metal. My young mind instantly conjured up images of sci-fi laser guns and Star Wars lightsabers.But as I held the optic lenses he had brought home,… Continued
The power of a plasma cutter is determined by more than amps
A company with diverse automation systems and experience, in many types of machinery, outlines their approach to automatic loading and unloading of their fiber laser.
Smith sees plasma systems being increasingly networked through the cloud in the future. In building those customer relationships, I think producers and partners will need to go beyond the equipment or system performance itself and increasingly look at the total value stream and product lifecycle for the customer, in order to gain an understanding of… Continued
An IPG fiber laser is mounted to a robot for welding automotive parts.