American Machinist

Gantry-bed laser cutter.(Metal Forming & Fabricating/Laser)

The LCE Laser Series laser-cutting machine slices through 1.5-in. mild steel, 1-in. stainless steel, and 0.5-in.-thick aluminum. Double drive-pinion gears move the laser in the X and Y axes, reducing backlash to near y zero. Linear guides move the machine's gantry using a dual servo system with [+ or -] 0.0008,-in./19.7-in. positioning accuracy. The laser cutter's high-centering laser focuses the beam at the nozzle center even during high-speed cuts. …

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