Fiber laser performs cutting, welding, surface treatment
Coherent has introduced the HighLight FL 10000, a 10-kW fiber laser
that delivers the power required for
a variety of metal cutting, welding,
and surface treatment tasks involving
high throughput and thick materials.
The machine is based on a fourth-generation source that combines the output of four individual 2.5-k W lasers into a single
output fiber at a wavelength of ~1 µm.
The customer-specified output fiber on standard models
ranges from a 150-µm core, step index fiber (BPP ≤ 4. 5 mm x
mrad), to core diameters of up to 1 mm (with higher BPP val-
ues). The laser can be operated either CW or pulsed, at repeti-
tion rates of up to 5 kHz. These output characteristics make
the laser suitable for metal sheet and tube processing in au-
tomotive, white goods, energy, and other heavy industrial ap-
Unit uses self-contained
vacuum system to collect
metal AM dust
Ruwac USA has introduced the NA35
separator for the
collection of dust
from metal additive manufacturing.
It features a complete, self-contained
vacuum system that keeps workspaces
clean while eliminating the risk of an
explosion from volatile dusts that may
contain an ignition source.
The unit collects explosive or glowing
media particles entering the vacuum
and immediately mixes them in a turbulent liquid bath. From there, moving air
and liquid are forced onto the materials
rapidly, submerging and neutralizing
them in the process in the vacuum’s hydrophobic and oleophobic water filter
system. This process stops already contained materials from finding any ignition source that may be introduced into
The NA35 HD- 110 immersion separation vacuum features a stainless steel
liquid discharge valve located beneath
the main housing that acts as the primary source in releasing filtered contents.
Counterbalanced heavy-duty casters
and a two-stack design provide portabili-ty, while the system’s external sight glass
remains in place to reveal liquid levels.
For the collection of smaller amounts of
metal AM dust, the CV-NA7 immersion
separation vacuum also is available.
Flying shear cuts to length while
running at constant speed
a flying shear
to shear 0.63-in.
hot-rolled coil with mechanical proper-
ties from 189,000 PSI for a coil process-
Shearing on-the-fly allows cut-to-length while running at a nonstop,
constant speed and eliminates start-stop strip-measuring feed rolls and the
associated looping pit. The shear employs AC servo drive technology to help
achieve cut length accuracy, the company reports.
Braner USA Inc.