The Mazak FT-150 Fiber tube-cutting laser has been designed for high-speed cutting and reduced non-cutting process to improve cycle times for small to medium diameter tubes. The result is superior productivity with high throughput.
During laser-cutting operations, users may run into a scenario where a program needs to be restarted. A situation may occur after stopping the machine to check for cut quality or after a collision. Depending on the situation there are multiple ways operators can efficiently resume a program on a Mazak laser. The three most effective methods laser operators can utilise to perform a program restart are through the FEED HOLD, RESTART function, or the GOTO method.
Not so long ago 4kW laser cutting machines were the trend. Today the trend is for laser-cutting machines with 6kw power or more. The high power fiber laser category is now approximately 80 percent of Mazak’s laser cutting sales. When you look at the benefits of high power, it makes sense why trends are focused in that direction.
Tube and pipe fabrication has found a growth in applications with continued advancements in tube technology. Tube lasers continue to get faster while also processing an increased range of materials types and shapes. While fabrication often focuses on flat sheeting material processing, tube and pipe fabrication is also a major player. Here is a quick start guide for what to think about with tube and pipe laser-cutting.
The increasing popularity of fiber laser cutting machines is being driven by three key criteria. Very often the focus is on the first two, namely running costs specifically electricity, and secondly the increased productivity with cutting times around 5-6 times faster when working with a thin sheet.
However the third key criteria, maintenance should be considered of equal importance. To understand what is involved, we will look at the differences between servicing a CO2 laser and a fiber laser machine.
The market for sheet metal laser cutting machines has developed rapidly in recent years, with new types of machines being marketed by sheet metal laser cutting manufacturers, that are revolutionising the laser cutting process and the choices that users can make. When specifying machines, users have three choices, dependent upon their own specific requirements, namely the traditional CO2 sheet metal laser cutting machines; the next generation fibre laser cutters, and the revolutionary direct diode laser or DDL.
Recently, Mazak introduced first of their kind laser cutting machines which utilise a direct diode laser (DDL), the Mazak Optiplex DDL series. These machines have changed the game for high power laser cutting. Direct diode laser technology has shaken the industrial laser cutting industry, but not everyone understands what it is, how it works or why it has gained such traction.
The Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber combines cutting-edge laser technology with an economical investment. The Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber is a 2D flying optics laser-cutting system that utilizes rugged construction and an innovative design to deliver high performance for fabrication job shops and production environments. The Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber offers a large side access door and flexible design that includes an automated 2 pallet design.