Commonly used in passenger cars, research is being carried out to make the laser processing of ultra-high strength steel sheets more economical. By Dr Andreas Weisheit and Dr Dirk Petring, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology

With a 10 kW laser source, the ByStar Fiber Laser allows users to process material from 0.8 mm to 12 mm thickness. The laser is able to cut higher sheet thicknesses of up to 30 mm.

An entry-level segment punching machine that can gradually be expanded into a fully-fledged combination machine has caught industry attention with a host of innovative features from punching holes to bends flanges and forms threads. By Trumpf

Gilching, Germany: Industrial laser specialist Rofin-Baasel has moved to Gilching. With a total area of 17,000 sq m, the new premises feature 8,000 sq m production area, including a 1,000 sq m clean room.

WSoptics wowed the judges at the EuroBLECH 2016 awards with its revolutionary idea -- a easy enough fixture that can turn a laser cutting machine into one that does laser welding too.

Mitsubishi Electric took the opportunity at EuroBLECH to unveil its latest 2D fibre laser processing system -- the ex-F Series.

Billed as a revolution in 2D laser cutting, the brand new, freshly developed, fully automated and compact TruLaser Center 7030 was unveiled by Trumpf to a press gathering at EuroBLECH, Hall 11 on October 26.

Bystronic over at Hall 12, Booth B66, has been setting the pace on Day 1 of EuroBLECH as it greets more visitors and customers from around the world. The draw? The launch of its enhanced ByStar Fiber Laser with a 10 kW laser source and the introduction of its fully automated Production Cell for cutting and banding.

With Industry 4.0, there is now an increasing trend towards digitalisation in industrial environments. This is the second part of "The Digital Transformation" by Bystronic’s head of development (CTO) Dr Jürgen Hohnhaus where he talks about the benefits behind this development. By Oliver Hergt with photos by Manuel Stettler.

Bystronic has released a new generation of its BySprint Fibre laser cutting system. The revamped machine features a new design, now distinguished by vibrant lines and a larger operator panel, as well as three added functions.

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