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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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IPG Photonics appoints industrial laser systems sales manager, North America

October 26, 2016

IPG Photonics Corp., an Oxford, Mass.-based provider of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed John Beaupré to its systems sales team as laser systems sales manager for North America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the laser industry, having spent the last 16 years with...

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MC Machinery Systems appoints laser automation specialist

October 12, 2016

MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has named Jason LeGrand to the newly created position of laser automation specialist. LeGrand most recently served as a divisional technology manager at O’Neal Mfg. Services, a current MC Machinery customer....

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HMT adds applications engineer

October 5, 2016

Horn Machine Tools Inc., Madera, Calif., has hired Kent Mettelmann as a tube bending and laser cutting applications specialist. Located in Dallas, he supports customers in the southwestern and central U.S. Mettelmann has more than 30 years of tube bending, process improvements, and manufacturing...

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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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Laser Mechanisms opens office in Mexico

August 31, 2016

Laser Mechanisms, Novi, Mich., has announced the opening of a new office in Hermosillo, Mexico, to provide service and support throughout the region. Locally the facility operates as Lacsher Technologies, managed by Arian Zavala, a veteran of Mexico’s industrial laser...

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Cy-Laser American adds to staff, shifts headquarters

August 31, 2016

Fiber laser cutting system manufacturer Cy-Laser America LLC has appointed Massimo Denipoti as president. He has many years of experience in bringing Italian machine tool companies to the U.S. and serves as a partner in Venture Systems, the import and distribution company that helped Italy-based...

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Bystronic Mexico to host grand opening for new facility

August 30, 2016

Bystronic Mexico will celebrate the grand opening of its new Monterrey headquarters on Sept. 29-30, 2016. The two-story facility comprises a main office, training area, machine demonstration showroom, and spare parts and machine logistics warehouse. In addition to being the company’s customer...

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Prima Power expands sales organization

August 23, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser processing systems, has added to its sales staff. Corey Hansen has joined the company as regional sales manager covering the central U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He previously served as sales manager for Emerson Electric...

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Mazak Optonics partners with Fox Machinery Associates

July 19, 2016

Elgin, Ill.-based Mazak Optonics Corp. has partnered with Fox Machinery Associates as its distributor based in Bridgeport, Pa. Fox Machinery Associates serves manufacturers and job shops in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia focusing on Mazak’s line of laser...

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Penn United adds laser cutting capabilities

July 13, 2016

Cabot, Pa.-based Penn United has added an Amada FLCAJ 3015 fiber laser to its capabilities. The laser system has a 2,000-W fiber engine, the capacity to hold 60-in. by 120-in. sheets, and cuts up to four times faster than conventional CO2 lasers, the company states. The system also features an...

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Rofin expands fiber laser production capacities

July 7, 2016

Rofin has expanded its fiber laser production by adding an assembly line at its factory in Hamburg, Germany. The expansion allows the company to meet increasing demand for low-power fiber lasers. The new assembly line is designed specifically for the production of compact fiber lasers with one...

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MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser holds groundbreaking ceremony

July 1, 2016

Machine tool manufacturer hopes to occupy new headquarters late in 2016.

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at, shows...

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LIA names 2016 Schawlow Award winner

June 24, 2016

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has announced that LIA Fellow, 2014 LIA President, and 2016 ICALEO® Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair Dr. Yongfeng Lu has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient in recognition of his longstanding record of laser industry...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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