DAILY NEWS Oct 31, 2012 6:34 AM - 0 comments

Happy Halloween from a laser-wielding robot

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2012-10-31

Rugby, England -- To celebrate Halloween, JK Lasers has cut a version of a traditional Halloween pumpkin using its 400W single-mode fibre laser (JK400FL).

The 17 cm sphere of 0.5-mm stainless steel was cut using a robot with a height sensing head to enable it to follow the 3D design.

In a straight line, this material can be processed at speeds of up to 20 m/min. 3D cutting, however, is slower due to the robotic equipment limitations and more complex shapes.

See the cutting action on JK Lasers’ YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCMnPVb32UI&feature=youtu.be

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Laser cuts a scary face into a stainless steel sphere.
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Caption: Laser cuts a scary face into a stainless steel sphere.
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