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Laser Maintenance - When Is It Time to Trade in the Old Laser for a New One?

May/June 2011 By Todd Jacobson Laser Maintenance Group Corp. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   For some companies there is a tremendous value in purchasing a used laser. But there are also benefits for buying a new one, which might go beyond the obvious price difference.   For some companies the answer is obvious and for others the signs are present, but no one seems to notice its time to Read full article >>

Laser Optics - Finding Stress

March, 2013A stressed focusing lens can cause expensive damageTodd Jacobson                    Laser Maintenance Group Corp.            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            Dianne Devereaux-MichaelsOphir OptronicsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.For this month’s Laser Optics article, FSMD brings you the insights of two experts, Todd Jacobson and Dianne Devereaux-Michaels, on the subject of lens Read full article >>

Laser Maintenance - Rising Costs

January, 2013Laser maintenance and boosting cutting efficiencies can add profit to your bottom line By Todd JacobsonLaser Maintenance Group Corp.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Todd Jacobson    Every year businesses are faced with rising costs, and this year it's definitely not going to change. Running your laser as efficiently as possible along with productive material handling can make a big Read full article >>

Retrofitting a Laser

Is your CO2 laser a candidate for a fiber laser upgrade?By Todd JacobsonLaser Maintenance Group Corp.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Todd Jacobson    Everyone is talking about fiber lasers, as the lure of no maintenance for the laser head is definitely appealing to companies with older CO2 machines that might require routine service to keep them cutting. But if you’re looking for increased laser Read full article >>

Laser Maintenance - Should You Mix and Match

July/Aug., 2011By Todd JacobsonLaser Maintenance Group Corp.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.I always tell customers that once you purchase a laser, a couple things will happen very quickly.    First, you’ll forget how you processed parts in the past. Once you get comfortable with your new laser, you’ll find that programming and setting-up to process parts are so easy that you’ll quickly start Read full article >>

Laser Maintenance - Lasers: How much power do you really need?

March/April, 2011 By Todd JacobsonLaser Maintenance Group Corp.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As technology improves over time, we are conditioned to expect the latest and greatest laser is always better than what we have in the past. Manufactures are working hard to develop higher wattage machines to increase production. As a guy it’s hard to make this next statement: Power isn’t everything. Read full article >>

Laser Maintenance - What To Look For When Buying A Used Laser

Jan./Feb., 2011By Todd JacobsonLaser Maintenance Group Corp.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.When buying a used laser system, what should a company be looking for? Before you consider a used laser, your first question and the most important one should be: Exactly how will I be using this laser?  Before you purchase a machine to solve a problem or improve a manufacturing process, you need to know Read full article >>

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