The Mazak 3D FABRI GEAR 400 lll has won the Excellence Award / Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at 47th Machine Design Awards, held by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd.
Yamazaki Mazak started manufacturing laser machines in the Eighties. With a wide and diversified portfolio of solutions, today the company is an industry reference. From the first laser cutting machine in 1984, developments have been constant: targeted automation, 3D tools, advanced CNC technology, innovative sources and software, without overlooking ergonomics, design, safety and energy efficiency.
The laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF recently unveiled its TruDiode 4001.5 technology demonstrator at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. Based on a new, patented technology known as Dense Wavelength Multiplexing (DWM), the 4 kW direct diode laser offers a brilliant beam quality of 5 mm•mrad, enabling it to be connected to a laser light cable with a core diameter of 150 µm. By way of comparison, commercially available direct diode lasers in the high-power segment typically have beam qualities of between 30 and 50 mm•mrad and are used with a 600 µm laser light cable.
The high technology company TRUMPF will be presenting tomorrow’s laser technology at the LASER – World of Photonics trade fair in Munich from June 26 to 29, 2017. Innovative beam guidance concepts revolutionize micromachining with ultrashort pulse lasers – New diode laser technology drastically cuts power consumption – High-energy laser amplifiers make electron movements at microscopic level visible.
To stay competitive, shorten lead times, and increase the markets they can serve, many laser job shops are adding abrasive waterjets to their machining equipment inventory. To uncover why the relatively new waterjet cutting method is gaining popularity with these traditional machining shops, let’s first take a look at how each technology works.
TPC Motion (TPC), a well-known Korean manufacturer of motion-control components, has developed a laser aperture stop (optical slit) assembly that employs Renishaw’s miniature ATOM linear encoder system on multiple X and Y axes. The aperture stop offers a compact and precise aperture-control solution for the laser repair of FPD assemblies and metal photomasks.