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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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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Amada Miyachi Europe acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

May 17, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, resistance welding, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding, has acquired MacGregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England. MacGregor Welding Systems manufactures...

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HDE Technologies announces schedule of laser cutting/drilling, laser welding courses

April 18, 2016

HDE Technologies Inc., Elk Grove, Calif., has announced dates and locations for its laser cutting and drilling and laser welding courses for the remainder of 2016. “Laser Welding Technology: EQ and PQ ‐ Equipment and Procedure Qualification,” to be held June 6-10 in Minneapolis and Sept....

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces organizational changes

April 14, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a provider of multiaxis laser processing systems, has announced a number of staff changes. Dr. Aaron Montello has been named product manager for the LASERDYNE® product line. He has been a product engineer for the company for three years. Tim...

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LIA Past President David Belforte to deliver opening keynote speech at LME 2016

April 8, 2016

David Belforte, lifetime member and past president of Orlando, Fla.-based Laser Institute of America and industrial laser applications pioneer, will provide the leading keynote address, a comprehensive overview of the industrial laser market, to kick off the fifth annual Lasers for Manufacturing...

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Laser Institute of America issues call for papers for 2017 International Laser Safety Conference

March 30, 2016

Orlando, Fla.-based professional society the Laser Institute of America has issued a call for papers for the 2017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), to be held March 20-23, 2017, in Atlanta. The event covers all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Laser Safety...

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NTC Laser joins Komatsu America Industries

March 30, 2016

The laser machine business of NTC America Corp., commonly referred to as NTC Laser, will join Komatsu America Industries LLC on April 1, 2016. Both NTC America Corp. and Komatsu America Industries are subsidiaries of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill. Komatsu Americas Industries...

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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Murata Machinery USA names laser applications engineer

March 16, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), based in Charlotte, N.C., has hired Andrew Wildman as a laser applications engineer. He has 26 years of experience in the industry, including 17 years as a field service engineer supporting a variety of machines, such as CO2 flat sheet cutters. For the past...

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LVD Strippit adds three regional customer support centers

March 1, 2016

Akron, N.Y.-based LVD Strippit has announced it is expanding its U.S. customer service operation with the addition of three regional support centers. A Midwest support center has opened in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Two additional support centers in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas...

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EVS Metal acquires Amada laser cutting system for New Hampshire facility

February 18, 2016

Riverdale, N.J.-based metal fabrication, machining, and finishing shop EVS Metal Inc. has added an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI laser cutting system with rotary index to its manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. According to the company, the laser offers expanded process range, high-speed cutting...

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Coherent marks 50 years in business

February 5, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. The firm was founded in 1966 as a laundry room startup in Palo Alto, Calif. Today the company is a worldwide provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial, and industrial...

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Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

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All Metals Fabricating adds TRUMPF fiber laser

January 26, 2016

All Metals Fabricating Inc., Allen, Texas, has expanded its fleet of fabricating equipment with a TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine featuring an 8-kW TruDisk solid-state laser and two TruStore 3030 storage towers. With BrightLine fiber, the laser can process up to 1-in. steel...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names regional sales engineer in Canada

January 19, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of laser cutting and metal fabricating equipment, has named Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer for all Canadian provinces except British Columbia, which is covered by the direct-sales representative in Seattle, Wash. Chavez has 13 years of...

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