Cadence has expanded its laser processing technologies with a new CL900 Cincinnati laser cutting machine.
The new 4,000W fiber laser cutter adds to Cadence’s modified tube cutting lasers and completely custom flat sheet cutting lasers, Cadence announced yesterday. It also has the ability to cut 1,000 in. per minute (IPM) with a positioning accuracy of +/-0.001 in. and a 5-ft.-by-10-ft. cutting area.
“The new fiber laser has impeccable accuracy and speed,” said Jeff Glass, senior staff project engineer and laser processing expert at Cadence’s Staunton, Va. facility.
“With the new machine, we can cut thicker materials with tighter tolerances and hopefully reduce more expensive process steps like wire EDM or machining,” Glass said in a news release.
In addition to laser cutting, Cadence’s laser processing capabilities include laser welding, laser marking and LaserSwiss. Also under development in our Advanced Welding Lab is a new system for testing cutting-edge laser welding optics for our next-generation equipment.