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Okay Industries acquires Reliance Laser

February 10, 2014

Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., has expanded its laser cutting, welding, marking, and surface treatment capabilities with the acquisition of Reliance Laser, Agawam, Mass. The companies will integrate operations at Okay Medical Products Mfg. in Berlin, Conn. Reliance Laser brings Okay...

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

October 16, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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LIA's Laser U releases new applications, safety course modules for continuing education

October 9, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from the institute's Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more are from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference...

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Miyachi Unitek changes name to Miyachi America

October 7, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp., Monrovia, Calif., a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, has changed its name to Miyachi America Corp. The name change aligns Miyachi Unitek with other Miyachi Corp. companies worldwide. The company will continue to use the Miyachi Unitek brand name....

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Laser Institute of America releases new laser safety standard

September 11, 2013

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has unveiled the ANSI Z136.9 Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments standard. The latest in the line of laser safety guidelines stemming from the parent ANSI Z136.1, the standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems...

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Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system - TheFabricator.com

Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system

September 3, 2013

Hi-Tek Mfg., Mason, Ohio, has acquired a Laserdyne 795XL laser system from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn. Hi-Tek manufactures complex engineered components and assemblies for aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines. The new laser, which features a large work...

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Lincoln Electric to host July 16 seminar on laser welding

June 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric's Automation Division will hold a Laser Welding and Cutting seminar on July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Cleveland facility. Presenters will explain how lasers can help improve productivity, eliminate secondary processes, and add flexibility. A laser hot-wire cladding...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At www.lia.org/education/laseru, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager

April 9, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has added Gene Bonacum to its sales team as West Coast regional sales manager, promoting sales of the company's lasers and laser systems in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Bonacum has more than 20 years of...

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2012 industrial laser systems market trends sideways

March 28, 2013

The global market for laser systems for materials processing accounted for $10.2 billion in 2012, up by a marginal 1 percent versus the previous year, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. Market growth varied strongly by geographic region. The North American market grew...

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TRUMPF names new sales representative

March 19, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Materials Integrity Testing Inc. (MIT) as a sales representative for its fabricating machinery in the Caribbean. This territory includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.Shane Simpson is the...

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Freudenberg earns sustainability award with laser welding process

March 5, 2013

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' laser welding process, which eliminates up to 73 percent of the engineered waste produced during traditional stamping operations, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 Sustainability Award from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The...

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TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers

February 20, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., has named Rick Davis as key account manager and promoted Dan Willson to technical service manager for lasers and lasers systems in North America. Davis has an extensive sales and management background in the field of laser technology,...

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Amada to acquire Miyachi

February 18, 2013

As Amada Machine Tools Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has announced plans to acquire 100 percent ownership of Miyachi Corp., Tokyo, by making a takeover bid, which has been approved by the Miyachi board of directors. Amada plans to make Miyachi its consolidated subsidiary at the end of March and to...

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