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CI Laser Systems Now Available with nLIGHT Light Sources

Cincinnati Incorporated expands partners with nLIGHT to continue moving forward in laser technology into its built-to-last, US-made fiber laser cutting systems. Light source includes back reflection technology that allows cutting of reflective “red” metals.

CL-900 Series Fiber Laser

Cincinnati Incorporated’s (CI) fiber lasers now are available with high-performance light sources from nLIGHT. The new partnership combines nLIGHT’s advanced laser technology with CI’s legendary laser cutting systems to provide job shops and OEMs with the ability to cut reflective “red” metals. The nLIGHT light sources are available on CI’s 900 series fiber lasers.

The 8-kW nLIGHT alta fiber lasers power an array of industrial cutting applications. Proprietary back reflection technology allows cutting of even the most reflective metals like polished stainless, aluminum, brass and copper at full power and stability. Incredibly reliable and designed to be serviced onsite, the nLIGHT alta family of fiber lasers delivers maximum uptime and withstands harsh environments.

“These light sources are a jump forward in fiber optic laser cutting technology,” said Troy Wilson, Product Manager for Cutting Products, Cincinnati Incorporated. “Red metal cutting is historically difficult due to reflection, which causes most systems to shut down. Systems with the nLIGHT technology are able to absorb the reflection and continue running with no error messages or operator intervention. This is a huge step forward for fiber optic laser cutting and is the latest evidence of CI’s commitment to advancing machine tool technology.”

CI, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, provides manufacturers throughout North America with accurate, dependable laser cutting and automation, as well as other metal fabrication solutions, including press brakes, shears and conveyor systems, powder metal presses, and most recently, the BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) large-part additive and SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing) systems.

Based in Vancouver, WA nLIGHT is a vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, defense, and medical applications. The company develops and manufactures semiconductor and fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT with additional sites in North America, Europe and Asia.