How to select the right setup for your fiber laser cutting needs

Choosing the right solutions for your fiber laser cutting setup enables high throughput and cost savings. As fiber laser technology has rapidly advanced over the last several years, it can be hard to distinguish what is important when considering a high-power fiber laser. There are more things to consider than the highest kilowatt rating or the fastest advertised feed rates. Putting an entire package together for your success involves many areas of evaluation. Some of these for consideration may include kilowatt ratings and feed rates, but should also address assist gas cutting solutions, cost per part, automation, and expansion for future growth. For many years, the industry standard was based upon the most-common laser wattage sold throughout the late 1990s and 2000s—that being in the range of a 4 kW carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Yes, there were some higher machine ratings available, but the most common were in this range. The progression of CO2 technology spanned almost 30 years and leveled off for many of those years, and wattages never increased much above the 6 kW range. This is in large contrast to what we have seen with the evolution of fiber laser technology. While fiber ...

These $148 Selvedge jeans are richly hued and designed to fade beautifully over time

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. In 2017, legendary cotton textile company Cone Mills closed the doors to its White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the very last U.S. denim factory in existence, the end of production came as a big deal for brands that relied on its American-made Selvedge denim for their own products and the consumers who loved them. It was the end of an era that had spanned more than 120 years. The San Francisco-based menswear brand had partnered with Cone Mills in 2011 to produce its signature ’68 Denim, so instead of letting its staple pair of jeans fall by the wayside, they set out to keep making denim that was just as good when the supply ran out. After about a year of searching for a new mill that could live up to the task, Taylor Stitch re-released its ’68 Denim – and this time it’s 100% organic and more sustainably made than before. And, as the brand had hoped and as I can attest, even the most...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Hydraulic cylinders convert fluid pressure and flow into force and linear movement and are used in a wide variety of applications and industries. They are complex devices incorporating a wide range of components available in a range of dimensions and configurations made using a host of different materials. Many OEM design engineers play it safe by over-engineering cylinder specifications, a precautionary habit in the presence of ever-improving cylinder technologies. Other engineers simply copy previous equipment designs without considering factors that went into the original design and advances made since then. Recycling old designs for a similar function may save time, but it ignores technological advances that improve hydraulic-cylinder efficiency or let them move and support more weight. Engineers need to stay up-to-date on technologies and approach each new design with the goal of achieving the highest safety, efficiency, and performance goals poss...

We’ve been wondering when a power supply manufacturer would come up with a product able to

We’ve been wondering when a power supply manufacturer would come up with a product able to match the performance of Corsair’s AX1500i. Now more than three years old, the AX1500i remains unrivaled in our benchmark results thanks to its advanced digital platform. The company loves a challenge, though. Not willing to wait for the competition to catch up, Corsair is ready to extend its advantage even further. If you ask us, it’s strange to spend time and money on a new PSU when the existing one is already class-leading. But Corsair apparently wants to show everyone that it has the know-how and necessary partners to rock this industry at will. Enter the AX1600i. We’re naturally expecting great things from this model, given what we measured from the AX1500i. Currently, the best 1600W PSU is EVGA’s 1600 T2, and it’s based on an analog Super Flower platform. So of course we’re anxious to see how that holds up to an all-digital architecture. The 80 PLUS program starts looking obsolete in the context of advanced PSUs like this one. Even the organization’s highest rating (Titanium) cannot fully describe the potential of modern digital platfor...

From Multiple Piercings to Statement Pieces, Here Are The Latest Earring Styles

A WIDE RANGE OF earring trends in the last few years has left this category in a very interesting place: stylized stud stacks are still hot, but so are statement earrings, as well as atypical shapes and symmetry for the aesthetically adventurous. Model Natalia Obradovicova wears jewelry by Nancy Newberg in 14K yellow gold, including diamond daisy studs ($500), pearl and diamond studs ($1,200), diamond and pearl stick earrings ($2,400), diamond and pearl cluster ring ($2,000), and diamond pavé band ($2,400). Visit nancynewberg.com or call (310) 508-8917.Photographer: Peggy Wong Whether it’s the grocery store, the post office, or just grabbing a cup of coffee, there’s no mundane activity that can’t be improved by a great pair of earrings. These daily darlings are spectacular for solo wear or as part of a posse, in the case of multiple piercings. Black rhodium-plated sterling silver earrings with 14K yellow gold and champagne diamonds (1.00 TCW). Every pair of earrings here is destined to become that one special go-to that its owner reaches for when they’re in the mood to break out the big guns, stylistically speaking. These are the earrings you wear when you need to be unforgettab...

2-Aminopyridine (CAS CAS 504-29-0) Global (United States, European Union and China) 2-Aminopyridine (CAS CAS 504-29-0) Market Research Report 2019-2025

Market study report Titled Global 2-Aminopyridine (CAS CAS 504-29-0) Market 2019 Industry Research Report is now available at Researchunt. This one of a kind report details every aspect of the Global 2-Aminopyridine (CAS CAS 504-29-0) industry and presents it in an easy to read format. It covers the industry from 2013 to 2017 for historical data and provides accurate predictions up to the year 2025. It also categories the industry into key geographical regions, subregions, types and applications. The Global 2-Aminopyridine (CAS CAS 504-29-0) Market 2019 study covers everything that a stakeholder needs to know about the industry, complete with sales, value, volume, market size and growth opportunities. You can get a sample copy of this report here: researchunt.com/report/global-united-states-european-union-and-china-2-aminopyridine-cas-cas-504-29-0-market-research-report-2019-2025/#Free-Sample-Report The report covers historical data from the years 2013 to 2017 and takes 2017 as the base year. This helps in keeping the finding topical and relevant to the current context of the industry. In addition to this, it takes 2019 as the estimate year with forecasts for the next seven year...

July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over

July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water pour into them from a massive pipe emerging from the sand. The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore. “Now, that’s a pump!” Edo Bar-Zeev shouts to me over the din of the motors, grinning with undisguised awe at the scene before us. The reservoirs beneath us contain several feet of sand through which the seawater filters before making its way to a vast metal hangar, where it is transformed into enough drinking water to supply 1.5 million people. We are standing above the new Sorek desalination plant, the largest reverse-osmosis desal facility in the world, and we are staring at Israel’s salvation. Just a few years ago, in the depths of its worst drought in at least 900 years, Israel was running out of water. Now it has a surplus. That remarkable turnaround was accomplished through national campaigns to conserve and reuse Israel’s meager water resources, but the biggest impact came from a new wave of desalination plants. Bar-Zeev, who recently...

Australia’s luxury jeweller’s fresh new look at pearls.

Australia’s premier luxury jeweller brings a fresh new look to baroques that is brightening up the traditionally staid world of pearl jewellery. What place do snowmen, peanuts, planets and quails’ eggs have in the world of fine jewellery? According to Margot McKinney – who likes to do things very much her own way – a very important one. Because Margot likes to mix up these kookily named varieties of pearls and gemstone elements with a large dose of vibrant coloured gemstones to create jewels that are brightening up the traditionally staid world of pearl jewellery.Margot’s confidence comes from being a fourth-generation jeweller combined with her first-hand knowledge of gems, especially those native to Australia: opals, pearls and pink diamonds. And a look at her latest baroque pearl collection illustrates her unique approach to making jewels with her signature self-confidence and joie de vivre. Margot’s baroque pearl journey started with a phone call from an old friend Aji Ellies, who owns a pearl farm in the remote northern tip of Australia in a little-visited place near Gove in the Northern Territory. Aware of the enormous privilege bestowed on her, Margot embarked...

European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release

Sécheresse en Europe : Les États membres donnent leur feu vert aux mesures de soutien proposées par la Commission Les États membres ont approuvé aujourd’hui une série de mesures de soutien proposées par la Commission pour atténuer les difficultés financières auxquelles sont confrontés les agriculteurs en raison de la sécheresse. Ces mesures ont également pour objectif d’accroître la disponibilité du fourrage pour animaux. Phil Hogan, Commissaire à l’agriculture, a déclaré : “Depuis le début des événements climatiques extrêmes, nous suivons la situation de près et sommes prêts à soutenir nos agriculteurs. La Commission a été en contact étroit avec tous les États membres tout au long du processus et nous avons réagi rapidement lorsque cela était nécessaire. Ces mesures devraient soulager financièrement les agriculteurs européens et les protéger contre une pénurie de fourrage pour leur bétail.” Les actions sur lesquelles les États membres ont voté aujourd’hui incluent la possibilité d’augmenter les avances sur les paiements de la Politique Agricole Commune (paiements direct et développement rural), ainsi que plusieurs dérogations exceptionn...

TikTok’s new ‘Hashtag Challenge Plus’ lets video viewers shop for products in the app

TikTok, the short-form video platform favored by young adults and teens, has launched a new feature that allows users to shop for products associated with a sponsored Hashtag Challenge, without leaving its app. These sponsored challenges are Gen Z-friendly marketing campaigns where users are prompted to post videos of them using a product — like showing off favorite outfits from Uniqlo or Guess, for example. Or they might participate in some sort of manufactured viral trend, like singing favorite Disney songs ahead of a Disney-themed episode of American Idol. The new e-commerce feature, called Hashtag Challenge Plus, adds a shoppable component to the hashtag. In addition to creating and viewing videos featuring the brand’s sponsored hashtag, a separate tab features an in-app experience where products from the campaign can be purchased within TikTok itself. Last week, Kroger was the first brand to try out the new feature, according to a report from AdWeek. While not exactly a company that exudes youth appeal, Kroger found a way to reach TikTok’s young adult audience through their hashtag campaign. In partnership with four TikTok influencers — Joey Klaasen, Cosette Rinab, Mia Fin...