Fonon’s Additive Manufacturing Technology To Transform Construction Industry

Builders To See a Decisive Advantage With 3D Laser Metal Printing

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Bulk-To-Shape (BTS) additive manufacturing/ 3D metal printing technology for the construction industry. This BTS technology is currently being developed by Fonon Corp and has not been fully commercialized.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly growing industrial method of manufacturing that continues to benefit multiple market segments. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes that require molding or those that involve subtractive processes resulting in material waste, AM systems fabricate complex geometries with no part-specific tooling and little material waste.
Companies in the aerospace, automotive and healthcare industries were some of the early adopters of AM in rapid prototyping for the quick production of complex parts and tools. Since then, AM has evolved to be used for many types of functional end-use parts. Professionals in the construction segment can also benefit from this technology.

Fonon’s BTS systems, when fully developed, will be able to provide construction professionals with the ability to produce parts and tools locally, which will cut down on downtime when replacement parts are needed. The company’s BTS technology, when fully developed, will allow for the production of parts and tools on the spot by enabling users of the tech to recycle obsolete parts or raw materials into fully functional components.

When fully actualized, Fonon’s BTS system will be capable of re-creating a three-dimensional model through a combination of conventional laser additive manufacturing with original metal powder production. Fonon’s 3D laser metal printing systems will utilize a layered, digitally-driven additive manufacturing process that directs high-quality, focused laser energy to fuse metal powder into 3D objects. Production-quality parts and metal prototypes will be capable of being BTS-manufactured directly from a digital model and raw material or used parts.

This would lead to quicker procurement of essential components and a more sustainable supply chain with a reduced carbon footprint. Physical inventories can be replaced by digital inventories and new components and parts can be produced on-demand. Fonon’s BTS systems will also empower users to optimize existing part designs for enhanced performance and reliability, while also minimizing material waste.

BTS represents Fonon’s continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing intellectual property dedicated to designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for industrial and manufacturing purposes that represent the fastest path to production readiness.
For more information about Fonon Corporation’s transformational Bulk-To-Shape technology, please visit https://fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon at Cutting Edge of Additive Manufacturing in Mining

Mining Industry To See a Decisive Advantage With 3D Laser Metal Printing

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2024 – Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Bulk-To-Shape (BTS) application-specific additive manufacturing/metal 3D printing technology for the mining industry. This technology is currently being developed by this world-class company and has not been fully commercialized.

Mining equipment and structural elements must endure intense shock and vibration. Often situated in remote, less accessible locations where transporting spare parts is costly and time-consuming, mines employ equipment that is built to last – but some failures are bound to happen. Maintaining these machines can be a challenge. Fonon’s BTS additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, will provide mining professionals with a solution by delivering them a method to produce parts and tools locally.

Rather than collecting extensive inventories or risking downtime when replacement components are not available, operators can use obsolete parts or raw materials for reproduction. When fully actualized, Fonon’s BTS system will be capable of re-creating a 3-dimensional model through a combination of conventional laser additive manufacturing with original metal powder production.

As a result, critical parts can be obtained faster, less inventory is required onsite and a more sustainable supply chain carbon footprint can be achieved. Physical inventories can be replaced by digital inventories and new components and parts can be produced on-demand. Fonon’s BTS-powered systems will give users the power to fabricate complex geometries and optimize the designs of existing parts for better performance and reliability, as well as providing the benefit of reduced material waste.

Indeed, BTS technology aims to offer a way to improve practices in the industry and advance toward sustainability goals. Whereas traditional subtractive manufacturing methods generate waste, Fonon reconstructs the product and its subassemblies in one structure, achieving minimal waste and saving costs on materials. In addition, transportation resources are reduced as metal 3D printing would occur closer to worksites.

Fonon’s 3D laser metal printing systems will utilize a layered, digitally-driven additive manufacturing process that directs high-quality, focused laser energy to fuse metal powder into 3D objects. Production-quality parts and metal prototypes will be capable of being BTS-manufactured directly from a digital model.

Fonon’s advanced manufacturing systems will utilize Direct Drive Motion and proprietary LaserComb Beam Shaping technologies to position a powerful laser for enhanced production speed and consistency. The system will even ensure a balanced distribution of light across the powder bed, achieving a significant decrease in reflectivity and improved beam quality. This technology will not rely on galvo scan heads, ensuring a consistent laser focus throughout the entire build process and across all layers, which results in uniform products. The technology will also support rapid processing over a wider area with a uniform, high-precision laser beam.

BTS represents Fonon’s continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing intellectual property dedicated to designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for industrial and manufacturing purposes that represent the fastest path to production readiness.
For more information about Fonon Corporation’s transformational Bulk-To-Shape technology, please visit https://fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Corporation Highlights Applications for Its Laser Cutting Technology in Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing

ORLANDO, Fla., May 3, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Titan laser cutting technologies in agricultural equipment manufacturing.

In agricultural equipment fabrication, where every penny counts, laser cutting machines are an investment in precision and efficiency. By reducing material waste, increasing accuracy and accelerating production times, these machines not only improve productivity – they also deliver substantial financial benefits.

Fonon’s precision metal cutting solution, the Titan FX Laser Cutting System, is a game changer for agricultural equipment manufacturing. A flatbed multipurpose fiber laser cutting system, the Titan FX is available in several sizes and offers a high-performance, cost-effective way to cut metals, including highly reflective metals.

Agricultural equipment such as spreaders, grain movement components, chassis and tractors can all be fabricated using laser cut component parts. Fonon Corporation’s Titan FX Laser Cutting System can produce virtually any two-dimensional shape and provides extensive 3D shape production abilities with speed and precision allowing for quicker project completion times and sturdier components.

The Titan FX cuts metals of varying thicknesses and effectively cuts coated and plated metals and alloys. The system integrates technology that is superlative at precisely cutting complicated and irregularly shaped components. It is highly effective at cutting metal sheets, minimizing material waste and optimizing repetitive task processes.

Titan FX systems require no optical system alignment and are low maintenance. The technology comes with software-controlled mechanical geometry alignment, eliminating special installation requirements. It is a fully enclosed Class I laser, meaning no harmful radiation can escape the enclosure, while the fumes from the material vaporization get captured by the optional fume extractor.

The Titan series high power fiber laser cutting system is designed to consistently meet the high demands of agricultural equipment producers. The system features a state-of-the-art design combining the latest developments in motion engineering, PC-based CNC control and fiber laser technologies.

The Titan FX delivers value through its advanced Direct Drive Motion System, CleanCut technology and adaptive thin-to-thick fiber laser beam shaping. These benefit agricultural equipment manufacturers and other businesses that need to precisely cut most metals–especially highly reflective ones–at production-level speed, balancing maximum accuracy with high speed. With the effectiveness of the Titan FX, agricultural equipment producers can save time and money through more economical and sustainable operations while also achieving superior component quality.

Increases in speed, strength and quality, plus a reduction in manufacturing waste, benefit adopters of the technology. That is why Fonon Corporation laser technologies continue to gain momentum across virtually all industries. For more information about Fonon Corporation’s laser cutting technology, please visit https://www.fonon.com/.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing Intellectual Property (IP). The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Highlights Its Zero Width Laser Cutting Solution for Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

ORLANDO, Fla., April 26, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology (ZWLCT) in the flat panel display (FPD) market.

The demand for flat panel displays has been on a significant rise and isn’t expected to hit the ceiling any time soon. Media and entertainment, consumer electronics, advertising, transportation, medical and industrial equipment – it’s hard to pinpoint a market without FPD applications. The global FPD market size was valued at $149.5 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach $217.7 billion by 2033, according to Future Market Insights, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% during the decade. At the same time, FPDs are steadily getting thinner and lighter, providing better linearity and becoming increasingly capable of higher resolutions in addition to being more power efficient.

Fonon is well-positioned to benefit from this market as its patented ZWLCT is an innovative, next-generation solution ideally suited to the intricacy of cutting brittle materials like glass for FPDs with no material loss and a clean edge. Whereas standard cutting methods involve melting and vaporizing a portion of the material to achieve a cut, zero width laser cutting separates the material via a controlled heating and cooling of the cut line. This means that no material is wasted, while the edges are strong and chip-free, requiring no post-processing like polishing.

Fonon‘s industrial-grade systems integrating ZWLCT drive material processing techniques in FPD manufacturing to new levels, demonstrating revolutionary advancements in laser material processing over existing technologies. These advancements translate into numerous cost and performance benefits in flat panel separation.

ZWLCT can help manufacturers meet explosive growth and demand in flat panel markets around the world. The equipment is a complete system designed and built utilizing cutting-edge technology and patented methods at competitive prices. It is especially suited to providing the precision critical for FPD in phones and tablets, computer screens, industrial-use monitors, billboards and control systems, among others.

Fonon’s ZWLCT achieves intricate cutting with utmost accuracy, helping manufacturers produce the smallest and most complex components. This remarkably efficient technology finds use across a wide range of industries where glass and quartz components are manufactured in accordance with strict quality control measures and rigorous regulatory standards. For more information about Fonon’s Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology, please visit https://fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized laser cutting systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Highlights Applications for Its Laser Cutting Technology in Construction

ORLANDO, Fla., April 12, 2024 Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Titan FX laser cutting technologies in the construction industry.

In construction project management and execution, where every penny counts, laser cutting machines are an investment in precision and efficiency. By reducing material waste, increasing accuracy and accelerating production times, these machines not only improve productivity – they also deliver substantial financial benefits.

Fonon’s precision metal cutting solution, the Titan FX Laser Cutting System, is a game changer for the construction industry. A flatbed multipurpose fiber laser cutting system, the Titan FX is available in several sizes and offers a high-performance, cost-effective way to cut metals, including highly reflective metals.

Laser cutting is extensively used to cut structural steel for residential and commercial buildings, bridges and a wide variety of smaller components that are assembled into larger structural support members in almost every construction arena. Connection and base plates, for example, are optimally manufactured using laser cutting, with speed and precision allowing for quicker project completion times and sturdier structures.

The Titan FX cuts metals of varying thicknesses, coated and plated metals and alloys. The system integrates technology that is superlative at precisely cutting complicated and irregularly shaped components. It is highly efficient in cutting metal sheets, minimizing material waste and optimizing repetitive task processes.

The Titan FX system requires no optical system alignment nor routine maintenance of the laser components. It comes with software-controlled mechanical geometry alignment and requires no special installation. It’s a fully enclosed Class I laser, meaning no harmful radiation can escape the enclosure, while the fumes from the material vaporization get captured by the optional fume extractor.

The Titan Series High Power Fiber Laser Cutting System is designed to consistently meet the high demands of the construction industry. The system features state-of-the-art design combining the latest developments in motion engineering, PC-based CNC control and fiber laser technologies.

The Titan FX delivers value through its advanced Direct Drive Motion System, CleanCut technology and adaptive thin-to-thick fiber laser beam shaping. These benefit construction project managers and other businesses that need to precisely cut most metals–especially highly reflective ones–at production-level speed, balancing maximum accuracy with high speed. With the effectiveness of the Titan FX, construction project managers can save time and money through more economical and sustainable operations while also achieving superior edge quality on thick plates.

Increases in speed, strength and quality, plus a reduction in manufacturing waste, benefit adopters of the technology. That is why Fonon laser technologies continue to gain momentum across virtually all industries. For more information about Fonon Corporation’s laser cutting technology, please visit https://www.fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing Intellectual Property (IP). The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Corporation Highlights Applications for Its Laser Cutting Technology in Kitchenware Production

ORLANDO, Fla., April 5, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its laser cutting technologies in kitchenware manufacturing.

Rising disposable income, increase in healthy eating practices and the integration of smart technologies into appliances are just a few factors propelling the kitchenware market forward. From single-family households to the dining and hospitality sectors, the demand for high-quality, durable kitchen equipment is growing. As top brands in the industry compete to provide premium cooking products and kitchen solutions, they employ the latest cutting-edge practices in manufacturing.

Kitchenware manufacturing involves precision-cutting metals including stainless steel, copper and aluminum – these conduct heat quickly and evenly, tolerate rapid changes in temperature, and are chemically unreactive so they do not alter food flavor. Fonon presents a high-precision solution for these needs with its Titan FX Laser Cutting System.

The Titan FX laser cutting technology employs non-contact processing with a low heat affected zone, ensuring minimal deformation. Materials are cut rapidly with low error rates, resolving chief deficiencies found in traditional processes. Furthermore, laser cutting requires no harmful additives and produces no residue as a byproduct, making this process not only safe for the environment, but also for the components’ consequent application in food processing equipment.

Titan FX delivers value through its advanced Direct Drive Motion System, CleanCut technology and adaptive thin-to-thick fiber laser beam shaping. These benefit cookware manufacturers and other businesses that need to precisely cut highly reflective metals at production-level speed, balancing maximum accuracy with high acceleration. With the effectiveness of the Titan FX, manufacturers can save time and money through more economical and sustainable operations while also achieving superior edge quality on thick plates and high-speed cutting of thin material.
Increases in speed, strength and quality, plus a reduction in manufacturing waste, benefit adopters of the technology. That is why Fonon laser technologies continue to gain momentum across virtually all industries. For more information about Fonon Corporation’s laser cutting technology, please visit https://www.fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing Intellectual Property (IP). The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

Contact
Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Highlights BlackStar Wafer Dicing Machine for Semiconductor Industry Applications

ORLANDO, Fla., March 29, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights its BlackStar Wafer Dicing Machine for applications in the semiconductor industry.

The BlackStar is powered by Fonon’s patented Fantom Width Laser Dicing technology (FWLD), an innovative next-generation method of splitting brittle materials in a cost-effective way that involves no material loss.

The manufacturing of semiconductor chips involves cutting, or singulating, small-scale dies out of silicon wafers. Common challenges in this process include the high potential for defects and distortions, as well as the unavoidable material waste. Silicon sawing tools can cause cracks and chipping, while also resulting in material waste at the line of blade contact.

Fonon’s BlackStar offers a solution to these challenges, providing for a higher yield of dies per wafer and maximizing throughput while maintaining the integrity of the material. The FWLD technology splits materials at the molecular level at tremendous speed with near-zero kerf width. In summary, a narrower kerf width results in more chips per wafer, hence the material loss is reduced. Eliminating such manufacturing waste lowers production time and costs.

Non-contact laser processing separates wafers effectively, preventing flaking at the cut edge. With Fonon’s automated single-step processing, the quality of the edges – one of the critical criteria for fracture resistance – is further improved. Increased die strength during chip package construction also directly impacts dependability and quality.

Fonon’s FWLD technology allows for the production of multiple size dies on the same wafer and the dicing of complex shapes. Each die can be cut individually regardless of shape, size, or position. The process can involve using a backing tape frame for stability, along with dry processing, which eliminates water use and extra handling steps.

The BlackStar can dice a wide variety of semiconductor materials, including silicon, gallium arsenide, germanium, indium phosphide, silicon carbide, gallium nitride, gallium phosphide and other compound materials.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Highlights Its Titan FX Laser Cutting Systems for Applications in the Defense Industry

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its laser cutting technologies for manufacturing in the defense industry.

Fonon is proud to serve manufacturers in the defense industry by offering its precision metal cutting solution, the Titan FX Laser Cutting System. The Titan FX is a flatbed multipurpose fiber laser cutting system available in several sizes that offers a high-performance, cost-effective way to cut metals, including highly reflective metals.

The defense industry uses highly reflective metals across a multitude of applications, from transport and ballistics to protective gear components. Among the common metals used in military applications are titanium, aluminum, stainless steel and nickel.

Titanium alloys are used for structural components and protective panels on armored vehicles, aircraft engines, pressure tanks and missiles for their exceptional strength, light weight, anticorrosive properties and high impact resistance. Meanwhile, titanium has significant reflectivity in the infrared spectrum, which may make it a tough material to process with a laser.

Using laser cutting in manufacturing components made of highly reflective metals, which reflect most of the light rather than absorb it, presents certain challenges. Fonon offers an effective solution for this problem. Titanium is among the multitude of metals and materials that the Titan laser cutting series can process seamlessly.

Fonon’s Titan systems incorporate a back-reflection isolator that protects the source from the light reflected from the workpiece. Standout features of the Titan FX are the CleanCut technology, which leads to a smaller heat-affected zone for minimized material property alteration around the cut area; an advanced direct drive motion control platform for smoother motion and reduced vibration; and low power consumption for its class of industrial laser cutters.

Titan FX requires no optical system alignment or laser delivery system maintenance. It comes with software-controlled mechanical geometry alignment, eliminating special installation requirements. It’s a fully enclosed Class I laser, meaning no harmful radiation can escape the enclosure of the laser system.

Due to its ability to cut metals, including highly reflective metals, the Titan FX can also be used in naval applications, such as for processing marine-grade aluminum and copper alloys. It can also be used in aircraft and rocket production because of its ability to effectively work with lightweight specialty metal components. The Titan FX systems are operator and regulation friendly while guaranteeing operational excellence.

For more information about Fonon’s laser-cutting technology, please visit https://www.fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing Intellectual Property (IP). The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Highlights Its Zero Width Laser Cutting Solution for Brittle Material Processing

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15, 2024Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology (ZWLCT).
The ZWLCT, Fonon’s patented technology, is an innovative, next-generation solution ideally suited to the intricacy of cutting brittle materials like glass with no material loss and a clean edge. Whereas regular laser cutting involves melting and vaporizing a portion of the material to achieve a cut, zero width laser cutting separates the material via a controlled heating and cooling of the cut line. This means that no material is wasted, while the edges are strong and chip-free, requiring no post-processing like polishing.

This remarkably efficient technology finds use across a wide range of industries where glass and quartz components are manufactured in accordance with strict quality control measures and rigorous regulatory standards. It provides the precision critical for medical and optical devices, electronics and semiconductors. It is especially suitable for flat panel displays (FPD) used in phones and tablets, computer screens, industrial-use monitors, billboards, and control systems, among others.

Fonon’s ZWLCT achieves intricate cutting with utmost accuracy, helping manufacturers produce the smallest and most complex components.

Increases in speed, strength and quality, plus a reduction in manufacturing waste, greatly benefit brittle material component manufacturers. That is why ZWLCT technologies continue to gain momentum across various industries.

For more information about Fonon’s Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology, please visit https://fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized laser cutting systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

Contacts
Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com

Fonon Corporation Highlights Its Laser Cutting Technology for Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2024 – Fonon Corporation, a multi-market holding company, R&D center, equipment designer and manufacturer of advanced laser material processing systems for subtractive and additive manufacturing, highlights applications for its Titan FX Laser Cutting Systems for heavy equipment manufacturing.

Many of the most popular metal materials used in manufacturing heavy equipment and machine parts – aluminum, brass, and copper – are defined as highly reflective materials. Each material brings a unique combination of benefits: strength, durability, heat- and corrosion-resistance, and heat and electrical conductance. Yet fabricators who use traditional methods to process these metals often face challenges that can result in poor cut quality.

“Highly reflective material” is a term that almost all metal processing practitioners know. The term is used to define a material, the surface of which reflects 92%-98% of visible light, plus a similar portion of medium and far infrared radiation in solid form. Such materials require peak laser power for effective surface processing. Fonon Corporation’s Titan FX Laser Cutting System presents the most advanced, high-performance, reliable, cost-effective way to cut reflective metal. Titan FX lasers do not use mirrors and delicate lenses, so the reflection from metals like copper, aluminum and brass does not damage the cutting equipment. The fiber laser source incorporates a proprietary built-in back-reflection isolator (sometimes called a beam dump for reflective laser light that protects the source from back-reflections (or back-scatter) generated by the workpiece. The whole cutting process is safe and stable, without any damage to the laser source.

More important, Titan FX equipment incorporates an advanced direct drive motion system, CleanCut technology and adaptive thin-to-thick fiber laser beam shaping, which benefit businesses that need to precisely cut highly reflective metals at production-level speed, balancing high acceleration, cut speeds and positioning with maximum accuracy. For common materials processing, they achieve speeds three to four times faster than CO2 lasers of equal wattage.

Traditional flatbed laser cutting systems rely on rack and pinion, ball screws, or belt drives to traverse the cutting head face limitations common to all mechanical, high-contact systems, including wear and tear of the gears, reduced belt tension over time and damage from the inevitable accretion of contaminants, grit and dust generated by normal production conditions. Fonon’s Direct Drive Motion System lifts the cutting head smoothly and quickly across the working surface area. Without ball screws, belts, or gears to deteriorate or break down, Fonon’s Titan FX delivers smoother motion, higher cutting head acceleration and speed, less stress and vibration on the carriage frame, a lower system weight and decreased maintenance requirements.

Conventional laser cutting methods create an area of discoloration, weakening and stressing the material on either side of a cut associated with an excessive heat affected zone. CleanCut technology reduces or eliminates the heat affected zone by producing a beam narrower and more precise than any conventional laser.

Adaptive thin-to thick beam shaping technology automatically adjusts the laser beam’s properties to process a wide range of material thicknesses. This capability takes advantage of Fonon’s deep understanding of the reflective characteristics of any given material when it reaches the temperature at which it transitions from a solid to a liquid or gas, driving more economical operation, superior edge quality on thick plates and high-speed cutting of thin materials.

Heavy equipment and machine part manufacturers that make use of Fonon’s Titan FX Series typically experience a 10%-30% increase in speed and accuracy and a 10%-30% decrease in kerf loss over similar systems. They are also operator- and regulation-friendly and environmentally responsible, guaranteeing operational excellence, which aids their customers’ pursuit of sustainable market growth. For these reasons, Fonon’s Laser Cutting Technology continues to gain momentum for this and other industries working with highly reflective metals.

For more information about Fonon Corporation’s Laser Cutting Technology for highly reflective metals, please visit https://fonon.com.

About Fonon Corporation
Fonon Corporation is a diversified industrial laser equipment company with a continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware, and proprietary metal processing IP. The company is dedicated to advancing industrial technology and designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes, representing the fastest path to Manufacturing Readiness Level 10.

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Fonon Corporation Media Relations
1 (844) 366-6624
Marketing@fonon.com