Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Cincinnati Inc. has sold four high-speed laser cutting systems this year exclusively for aerospace use. The latest system, the CL-707, features interchangeable 8 X 20-ft. cutting tables, which are twice the size of competing systems, according to the company. The CL-707 operates with a 5,000-watt GE Fanuc laser resonator that generates the cutting beam.
The laser can slice through 18-gauge steel at up to 1,000 inches per minute.
The U.S. Air Force has acquired one laser cutting system and has a second on order. Other buyers were not identified.