Rofin

SmartCleave

Beside the fusion cutting technology using pulsed fiber lasers especially for sapphire and ceramics, ROFIN’s SmartCleave FI laser filamentation process has created a huge interest in the market

MPS polymer welding solution

Rofin has introduced a new polymer welding solution based on the company’s MPS, a production proven, multi-purpose laser workstation. The new solution houses a Dilas Compact Evolution laser, operating with 980nm or 880nm wavelength and a CW power of 150-500W. A pyrometric process control allows for a constant welding temperature and therefore optimised results.

FL fibre lasers

The third generation of Rofin FL fibre lasers are capable of generating 2kW of laser power from one fibre laser unit. In the standard version, FL series lasers offer a separate enclosure for beam management, and feature up to four fibre outputs for time or energy sharing. Through the use of optical fibres with diameters of between 50µm and 1,000µm, the beam quality can be adapted precisely to a specific application, making these lasers universal tools for industrial production.

StarCut Tube SL

Rofin’s new StarCut Tube SL reflects the expertise of two decades of high-precision laser tube cutting. The newly designed system combines maximum productivity with the smallest footprint on the market

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After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers

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Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike

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Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future