Amada Targets Prototyping and Product-Development Work with New, Compact Laser-Cutting Machine

October 1, 2021

Amada-Brevis-1212AJ-fiber-laser-cutting-machineAt FABTECH…Packed with metal fabrication equipment from all of its product groups, Amada used the FABTECH 2021 stage to debut (to the North American market) its Brevis 1212 AJ, a compact 3-kW fiber-laser cutting machine that occupies a trim 8- by 10-ft. footprint and proves ideal, we learned from Amada representatives, for product and process development.  It’s aimed at companies cutting parts as large as 4 by 4 ft., and seeking high-speed cutting with easy material loading.  And, with the addition of a rotary index, it can process tube and pip as welle. Spying the machine on the show floor, we learned of its ability to nitrogen-cut reflective materials such as copper and aluminum alloys; to change from cutting thin sheet to thicker work without changing lenses; and its z-axis capability allowing cutting of parts to 200 mm tall.

In addition to introducing the Brevis 1212 AJ, Amada, which earlier this year celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th laser-cutting machine at its Brea, CA facility, demonstrated its new EML 2515 AJ punch-laser combination machine via a live stream from its Schaumburg (IL) Solution Center.   Features include a 3-kW fiber laser, 33-ton punch with 1.5-in. adjustable stroke and 55 tool stations, a combined work area (with repositioning) of 60 by 120 in., 14.9-in. z-axis, and maximum material thickness of 0.25 in. An optional automatic punch-die changer enables continuous processing.  

Amada-FLW3000-Ensis-M3-robotic-laser-weldingLast but not least, Amada showcased its FLW 3000 Ensis M3 robotic laser-welding system for showgoers, with automatic beam focus and Teaching Assist feature that uses a camera to ensure the laser stays on its intended, targeted weld path.

Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Center, LASER, Stroke, Thickness
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Amada North America, Inc

Technologies: Cutting


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