Cadence continues to expand its laser processing technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of new product development for our customers. Recently, Cadence purchased a new CL900 Cincinnati laser cutting machine and completed its installation.
The new 4,000W fiber laser cutter adds to our existing portfolio of modified tube cutting lasers and completely custom flat sheet cutting lasers. It also has the ability to cut 1,000 Inches Per Minute (IPM) with a positioning accuracy of +/-0.001-in. and a 5- x 10-ft cutting area.
“The new fiber laser has impeccable accuracy and speed,” said Jeff Glass, Senior Staff Project Engineer and laser processing expert located at Cadence’s Staunton, Virginia facility. “With the new machine, we can cut thicker materials with tighter tolerances and hopefully reduce more expensive process steps like wire EDM or machining.”
In addition to laser cutting, Cadence provides other laser processing capabilities such as laser welding, laser marking, and LaserSwiss. Also under development in our Advanced Welding LabTM is a new system for testing cutting-edge laser welding optics for our next-generation equipment.