Mazak Optonics OPTIPEX Fiber LaserClick image to enlargeExhibitor: Mazak Optonics    Booth: B3525

The OptiFlex 3025 fiber laser cutting system is equipped with what the company calls Intelligent Multi-Function torch and nozzle changer, and PreView 3 control.

The Intelligent Multi-Function feature automates and optimizes the fiber laser cutting process and incorporates Mazak's cutting head design, which the company claims reduces operator dependency and improves cut quality and productivity. The fiber laser system uses the new Mazak PreView 3 CNC control, which automatically determines the required processing conditions for material, prior to cutting.

Mazak Optonics

Weld inspection with Class 2 laser

Xiris Automation Inc.’s WI-2000 weld inspection system for tube and pipe manufacturing now incorporates a Class 2 laser.

Mazak launches MPower customer support

Mazak has launched MPower, a new full-lifecycle customer support program. 

Robot monitoring system

ABB Robotics has launched SafeMove2, the latest generation of its safety certified robot monitoring software, which the company says delivers greater flexibility, space savings and cutting edge commissioning tools for greater productivity at a lower total investment cost. This, combined with unsurpassed safety, enables closer collaboration between robots and factory workers.

IMTS Spotlight: Modular quick-change tooling

Exhibitor: Exsys Tool   Booth: W-1671

The Preci-Flex modular quick-change tooling system has a selection of adapters that hold different cutting tool and shank designs.

9 Considerations to handle thick materials

by Jeff Norman

Thick materials pose challenges to metal fabricators

The stamper needing to work with thick material is faced with a few challenges: machine strength, accurate feeding, alignment of material to the tooling, straightness of material, threading, loading, safe handling, and floor space. There are several considerations to maximize handling of thick coils.

Advanced welder training

Lincoln Electric's RealWeld Advanced Trainer gives students and prospective employees a live-arc, multi-sensory learning experience that merges actual welding with advanced motion tracking technology.

Cordless and corded brushless grinders

DEWALT has introduced a total of 15 new cordless and corded brushless grinders.

Amada launches new fiber laser equipped with Locus Beam Control technology

Amada's latest innovation is the Ventis-3015AJ, a fiber laser cutting machine equipped with the company's "Locus Beam Control" (LBC) technology.

Heimatec North American distributor for Tecnicraft Swiss Type tooling distributor

Heimatec has been named the North American distributor forTecnicraft, a manufacturer of collets and guide bushings for Swiss Type CNC lathes.

Motor and coupler brakes for hazardous duty

Air operated Posistop oil shear motor and coupler brakes from Force Control Industries, Inc., are ideal for severe duty applications, and when equipped with a hazardous duty valve can be used in hazardous environments. 

Mazak adds new hybrid additive machine to lineup

Mazak has introduced a new hybrid multi-tasking additive manufacturing machine, the Integrex i-200S AM that allows shops to turn, mill, drill and build part features and perform laser marking all on the same machine and in single setups with the company's Done In One production concept.

Fanuc launches "Field" Industry 4.0 tool

Fanuc Corp.'s new Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for Fanuc CNCs and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems.

Punch press can punch, form, bend and tap

The LVD Strippit PX-1530 punch press can punch, form, bend and tap to efficiently complete multiple processes, including complex, three dimensional parts.

A 2 for 1 deal

by Mary Scianna

Punch laser combination machine opens doors to new business

Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Ltd. in Vaughan, ON, has something all custom job shops should have to succeed: owners who consistently invest in technology to diversify and grow.

Ace Micromatic teams with Toyoda on high-speed machines

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance to offer a complete range of high-speed production machines to their customers. JTEKT Toyoda Americas has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive importer of the entire Ace Micromatic machining line.

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