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Wednesday | 23 February, 2011 | 7:55 am

Maintaining laser optics

Proper optics cleaning and protection can save costs

Monday | 09 August, 2010 | 8:53 am

A moment in time

Problems may not always reveal themselves during maintenance checks

Tuesday | 11 May, 2010 | 8:10 am

How to eliminate dross

Material quality and composition can play a role

Wednesday | 14 April, 2010 | 5:26 am

Hot and cold

Temperature changes can adversely affect lasers in many ways

Tuesday | 16 March, 2010 | 3:04 am

Weather woes

Cold snap chills out lasers

Thursday | 11 February, 2010 | 8:54 am

Fire hazards

Without proper housekeeping, laser-cut metal particles can lead to danger

Tuesday | 19 January, 2010 | 4:30 am

Issues with air quality

Contaminated shop air can cause problems for lasers

Wednesday | 02 December, 2009 | 3:56 am

Gassing up

Having the correct cutting gas and connection can alleviate problems

Thursday | 22 October, 2009 | 3:30 am

Controlling optics

What are adaptive optics, and why is it important to know if a laser uses them?

Tuesday | 19 May, 2009 | 3:44 am

Going back to the future

With the state of the economy plummeting and competition for work at record highs, how can manufacturing costs be reduced?

Wednesday | 22 April, 2009 | 5:07 am

Bank on it

Is your company saving pennies or dollars?

Wednesday | 04 March, 2009 | 4:11 am

Troubleshooting fundamentals

What to do before and during equipment malfunctions

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