Thursday, April 30, 2009

CO2 Lasers vs. Fiber Lasers - Calculate the Difference

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Did you know that Laser Photonics Fiber Laser Systems….

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Laser Cutting Video

The SBM1200FL Fiber Laser Cutting machine is a state of the art design combining the latest development in the motion engineering, PC based CNC controls, and Fiber Laser Material Processing Technologies. Our advanced cutting head design equipped with crash protection, autofocus, and high pressure cutting head with software selectable, assist gas (CO2 and N2 or Ar).

The SBM1200FL performing a sawtooth cut and straight line cut on a mild steel master panel for individual table supports.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Laser Application Helps Keep Bumble Bee Tuna Stay Fresh

Laser Photonics’ application engineers were recently contacted by Bumble Bee Tuna to improve the labeling of the expiration dates on their canned seafood products. The seafood giant was looking for the fastest and clearest way to mark these dates in order to increase production times and convey the information easily to customers.

Our engineers quickly found the solution by using a 20W Fiber Laser System to mark the expiration dates clearly onto the packaging itself without any damage. The dates were etched onto the thin plastic in one pass using a 160mm lens. This process can vary from etching 15 inches per second to 35 inches per second depending on the type of font being used. The average cycle time per can was .480 seconds. Using the same laser we can mark clearly on the different color packaging (Clear, black, green and blue) which will increase throughput of the production process. The clear marking will also ensure easy visibility for customers around the world reinforcing that Bumble Bee is the freshest canned seafood products in the industry.

“This is a very interesting application for our fiber laser systems” stated Ryan Semmer, Industrial Product Marketing Manager for Laser Photonics. “Clearly marked expiration dates are extremely important in the canned food industry, and now our lasers can help speed up the production while making it easier for the customer to read the information with a permanent mark. Our next step will be to quickly mark directly onto the can itself at these speeds."

The system used for this application is a 20W i-Series Fiber Laser Marker. The i-Series is available in Q-switch or CW configurations. It delivers a diffraction limited (M2<1.05)> 1.05) laser beam directly to the worksite via a metal sheathed single mode fiber cable. These compact service-free lasers are designed to operate under high shock, vibration and dust conditions, with relatively high humidity and temperatures. They do not require routine replacement parts or materials; they require only a low voltage power source. Wall-plug efficiencies up to 50% result in a compact size, reduced utilities, and trouble-free air cooling. Fiber-to-fiber architecture means a robust, monolithic design with no optics to align or maintain, no mechanics to stabilize, and with the focusable power and high power densities needed for the most demanding applications.

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About Laser Photonics: Laser Photonics is the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO₂ laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications. Our systems are used by manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries around the world. For more information about our systems, please visit our website at or call us direct at 407-829-2613.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Only Company in US Making Fiber Laser Cutting Systems - Laser Photonics

Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech Fiber and C02 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications announced today that it is still the only company in the United States manufacturing a flat bed fiber laser cutting system.

One year ago, Laser Photonics’ introduced a new system to its product line, the Titan Series. This machine was Laser Photonics’ first multipurpose fiber laser cutting machine equipped with a high-powered, energy efficient fiber laser and a single pallet shuttle table. It was also, the only one of its kind manufactured in the United States.

On the eve of unveiling a new redesigned Titan Series, Laser Photonics announces that it is still the only manufacturer in the United States to have such a machine on the assembly line.

“Being the only manufacturer of a product in the United States is a big thing,” said Maureen McHale, Laser Photonics Corporate Marketing and Public Relations Manager. “And, there are only two other companies in the world, one in Italy and one in India, who are able to build this type of system today.”

The Titan is used to cut materials in an industrial manufacturing setting. By directing the high power of the fiber laser, by computer, at the material to be cut, the material will either melt, burn or vaporize away leaving an edge with a high quality finish.

Fiber lasers are still a relatively new technology. Having been found to be a cost-effective, reliable, high throughput means to process flat sheet metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium these lasers represent a real improvement in technology for a variety of applications, and are becoming the new industry standard. However, many manufacturers and job shops still haven’t embraced this new technology, clinging to their outdated, slow and expensive to run, CO2 machines.

“What do I say to people who ask why should they switch to a fiber laser system? That’s easy. The Titan has a lighter weight design and the fastest cutting speed on the market. It has the lowest operating costs among all laser types, requires no optical system alignment, laser service or laser replacement parts. It’s virtually maintenance free and simply the best industrial laser cutting system available,” said McHale. “It’s also the only one that’s made in the United States.”

Developing laser marking, laser cutting and laser engraving systems for precision material processing industries, Laser Photonics is leading the way with innovative fiber laser and CO2 laser systems. Our laser machines are used by manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries around the world. For more info visit or call 407-829-2613.

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Maureen McHale
407-829-2613 x317

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mechpost Features The Titan

Fiber Laser Cutting Machine offers continuous operation

April 11, 2009

Suited for manufacturers of food processing machines, Titan FLS 48 is designed to cut metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, mild steel, and most other highly reflective metals. Since high-power lasers make precise and clean cuts, edges do not require post processing stage, speeding production time for manufacturers.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Laser Photonics in the news....

In the February 2009 Issue of Automotive Design and Production...

Fast Stainless Marking
According to the application engineers from Laser Photonics (; Lake Mary, FL), Q-switched fiber lasers are superior for marking on stainless steel than CO2 lasers. The reason: because stainless steel is reflective, it is necessary to coat the stainless steel surface with a "laser marking material" (LMM). This is sprayed on, allowed to dry, then the CO2 lasing commences. Afterward, the surface has to be cleaned. However, with a Q-switched fiber laser, such as the company's 20-W FiberTower XP, no LMM is required, so the marking process is fast. In on application, they were able to mark at a rate of five inches per minute.

Lost Dog Finds Way Home Thanks to Laser Photonics Fiber Laser

Orlando, FL, April 17, 2009 – According to The Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 74.8 million owned dogs in the United States. Of the dogs lost in the United States every year, only an estimated 10 percent ever find their homes again. One of the easiest ways to keep a pet safe is to ensure the pet wears identification tags at all times. Tags should include a local contact number, as well as a number for a friend or out-of-town relative. Proper identification tags are the pet’s ticket home if he becomes lost.

Laser Photonics, a leader in fiber laser technology, has partnered with dog tag distributors in a nationwide effort to educate and empower pet owners everywhere to help keep their pets safe. Finding a faster, easier, less expensive way to produce dog tags for its customers, distributors are purchasing Laser Photonics’ cutting-edge Fiber Tower XP systems which can be integrated into any production line. These systems are safe, compact, and service-free, designed to meet individual marking needs with the ability to mark a wide variety of materials using many different techniques.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Featured System - Canyon Series

The Canyon Deep Engraver Series by Laser Photonics is ideal for performing precision deep 2D and 3D engravings on metal surfaces. By combining fiber laser technology, proprietary FiberScan C3 software and industrial grade-safe enclosures, these systems are quickly replacing outdated methods (Nd:Yag systems, mechanical and acid etching). The Canyon Series uses specialized pulse configurations for deeper material penetration while creating perfect edge quality with straight & smooth walls in unmatched cycle times. These systems are specifically designed for high speed metal removal with no re-melting while being able to perform enhanced image detailing and finesse engraving.

Superior Quality Design
Each system in the Canyon Series has been built to operate in the harshest industrial conditions while operating on a 24 hour shift. Each unit comes with special exhaust, ventilation and particle collectors which promptly removes the dust particles created when deep engraving metals. To prevent any system corruptions or malfunctions the electronics are stored completely separated from the sealed processing chamber.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

How are Jigsaw Puzzles Made?

Check out our CO2 laser cutting cardboard into a puzzle...
Laser Photonics, LLC is the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO₂ laser systems for laser marking, laser cutting and laser engraving applications. Our systems are used by manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries around the world.

Media Relations:

Maureen McHale
Corporate Marketing and Public Relations Manager
407-829-2613 x317

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Laser Photonics Awarded 2008 IEN Best Brands Award

Lake Mary, Fl., April 2, 2009 - Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech Fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications has been presented with the 2008 IEN Best Brands Award.

“We are truly honored to be selected for the Best Brand Award in the category of Laser Systems from Industrial Equipment News,” said Maureen McHale, the Corporate Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Laser Photonics.

In each of the 35 product categories, IEN readers expressed a clear brand preference. From that data, as well as through independent market research, four brand leaders were identified by IEN editors. An open write-in option was also provided to capture other reader preferences that were not listed.

“Brands are built in part by positive user experience with the product over time”, said Ciro Buttacavoli, Publisher of Industrial Equipment News. “To be considered “the best” among an industrial-buying audience of 201,000 is certainly testimony to just how well this product performs. Brands are also managed by consistency—both in product quality and sending the right message to the marketplace.”