Laser Cutting Gains Ground

Date: 13 September 2011

Date: 12 September 2011

As firms update cutting technology, fiber and CO2 lasers get a big boost.For decades, manufacturers have used punch presses to cut materials.

They were reliable technology that everyone understood how to use. Times, however, are changing. Laser cutting machines are gaining traction among manufacturers looking for better edge quality, automation and speed.

Frank Arteaga, head of product management for laser-cutting producer Bystronic, says laser-cutting devices are getting both more precise and more affordable as the technology for the machines gets better.

"More and more people are getting away from punch presses," Arteaga says. "They're entering a world where laser cutters are getting more affordable and produce better products."

Jason Hillenbrand, laser product manager for Amada America, headquartered in Buena Park, Calif., says the downturn hit laser manufacturers like his particularly hard, but they are starting to see a rebound in the market.

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