Coherent META Laser Machine Tool Platform
in Manufacturing Equipment
by Chris Wiltz on November 2, 2012
A provider laser-based products to the commercial and scientific research markets has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with a new platform offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use. The META platform features a unibody chassis design. This rigid, single weldment provides improved mechanical stability for the system, resulting in faster cutting speeds and better positioning repeatability. In addition, the cutting bed on META platform products has been enlarged to accommodate standard European sheet sizes (1.25 x 1.25 m). The platform also features control system and software upgrades that offer enhanced ergonomics, ruggedness, and greater system automation. When configured with a Coherent 1 kW CO2 laser (Diamond E-1000), the META system offers flexibility and the ability to process a wide range of both metals and non-metals, such as plastics, wood, fabrics, leather, paper and thin films. With this laser, the system can readily cut stainless steel in thicknesses of up to 3 mm, aluminum of up to 2 mm, and mild steel of up to 6 mm.
Santa Clara, CA
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