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historical picture showing a combined punching and laser-cutting machine of TRUMPF

Combining the existing with the new: Punching machines with lasers

1978-1984
historical picture showing a combined punching and laser-cutting machine of TRUMPF

1979

The first combination punch laser machine

TRUMPF enters the world of laser technology. The company presents the first TRUMATIC 180 LASERPRESS combination punch laser machine. The beam sources are CO2 lasers with a power of 500 and 700 W from the USA.

historical picture of a TRUMPF machine Plasmapress

1980

A further innovation: plasma cutting

As a further innovation, the company presents the TRUMATIC Plasmapress 300 plasma cutting machine for the first time at the International Machine Tool Show in Chicago. The Plasmapress combines punching, nibbling, and plasma cutting on a single machine. Nowadays, plasma cutting plays virtually no role at all as the power of lasers has increased sharply.

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