Laser Cutting News

The laser cutting technology area has information on 2-D and 3-D cutting machines, optics, resonators, cutting gases, and automated material handling systems. In addition to conventional CO2 systems, it has information on solid-state fiber and disk lasers.

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LaserCoil Technologies appoints director of mechanical engineering/product development

May 28, 2015

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, a provider of coil-fed laser cutting systems in Napoleon, Ohio, has hired Scott Sonnenberg as director of mechanical engineering and product development. Before joining the company, he was engineering manager for Wauseon Machine & Mfg. He also previously worked as a...

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Cy-Laser America dedicates technology center and showroom in Michigan

May 26, 2015

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L., Schio, Italy, has opened a new technology center in Sterling Heights, Mich. At the grand opening, the company hosted dealers, customers, and local dignitaries, offering demonstrations of a new line of end-load fiber lasers to North America....

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Bystronic names regional sales manager for Southeast

April 16, 2015

Bystronic Inc., a provider of laser cutting systems, waterjet cutting systems, press brakes, and system software based in Elgin, Ill., has appointed Brian Schwartz to regional sales manager for the Southeast U.S. region encompassing Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas....

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SPI acquires JK Lasers

April 15, 2015

SPI Lasers, a member of the TRUMPF Group, has acquired Rugby, U.K.-based JK Lasers, a manufacturer of fiber lasers for industrial use and former member of the GSI Group. JK Lasers has more than 40 years’ experience in laser development. Its core competence is in fiber lasers with outputs from...

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Bystronic names sales manager for southern and Midwestern regions

April 9, 2015

Elgin, Ill.-based Bystronic Inc., a provider of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake systems and system software, has appointed Chad Jackson as regional sales manager for the southern and Midwestern U.S. regions encompassing northwest Arkansas, Colorado, southern Illinois, southern...

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Mazak Optonics draws record-breaking crowds to Laser Technology Days

April 1, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., welcomed more than 300 guests to its Laser Technology Days event, March 24-25, 2015. Visitors attended seminars and viewed emerging technology in action at the company’s Technology Center. On display were the Optiplex 3015 4-kW fiber machine with brand-new...

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TRUMPF Canada appoints managing director

March 30, 2015

TRUMPF Canada, Mississauga, Ont., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has appointed Stefan Fickenscher as managing director. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber, who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany, as head of central...

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Prima Power Laserdyne to install system in new China technology center

March 27, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems, has announced plans to install a Laserdyne 430BD system at the new Prima Power Technology Center in Suzhou, China. The new facility will provide laser process development for Asian...

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TRUMPF Mexico names national sales manager

March 23, 2015

TRUMPF, Farmington, Conn., has appointed Luis Colunga as national sales manager in Mexico. He is responsible for all machine tool division sales activities throughout Mexico and supervises the operations of Metalforte, TRUMPF’s machine tool sales representative in that country. Colunga has...

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HK Laser & Systems announces new staff member

February 9, 2015

HK Laser & Systems, Lombard, Ill., has hired Rob Collins as the eastern regional sales manager for lasers and press brakes. Involved in the machine tool and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, he was the former national laser sales manager at Murata Machinery USA Inc. Collins has...

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JMT USA names president

February 5, 2015

The board of directors for Jorgenson Industrial Companies has announced that Jared Peterson has been appointed president of the JMT USA division, Salt Lake City, Utah, following Kyle Jorgenson’s resignation. Peterson has worked for the company as service and operations manager for the past 11...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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Murata Machinery announces new website

January 19, 2015

Metal fabrication machine manufacturer Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a new website at www.fiberlasermachines.com that highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser. The site, which also provides FAQs and on-site videos, allows...

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Webinar to demonstrate flexibility of fiber-delivered lasers

January 6, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., will host a live webinar on Jan. 15 at 2:00 p.m. EST highlighting fiber laser cutting. The webinar will demonstrate the capabilities of TruDisk-powered laser cutting machines, showing the cutting of thin and thick materials, as well as highly reflective material....

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