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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TRUMPF to open technology center in Chicago area

November 10, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers, announced today at FABTECH 2015 that it is breaking ground on a new facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill., this week. The location, which is scheduled to open in mid-2017, will serve as the TRUMPF Technology...

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PhotoScribe Technologies launches new website

October 26, 2015

Custom laser developer PhotoScribe Technologies, New York, has launched a new website at It provides general information about the company, details on its products and services, and company news. Visitors can search by industry or application. In the Products and...

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LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints sales engineer for Texas

September 10, 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, has named Alex Gorosito regional sales engineer for Texas. Gorosito, a 12-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. The company manufactures laser cutting and automation equipment,...

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LIA presents 2015 Schawlow Award to EdgeWave founder

August 14, 2015

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has named Dr. Keming Du, founder of EdgeWave, as the winner of the 2015 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The award recognizes the recipient’s longstanding record of laser industry innovation and contributions to basic and applied research in laser...

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Mazak adds distributor in western Canada, goes direct in B.C.

July 28, 2015

Machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has added a new Canadian distributor effective Aug. 1. Based in Edmonton, Alta., Moretti Machine Tools Inc. is responsible for serving customers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The firm will offer training, conduct machine...

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Mazak Optonics partners with Federal Equipment

July 24, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with Federal Equipment as its New York distributor. Based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Federal Equipment will offer Mazak’s laser cutting systems to manufacturers and job shops in Long Island, all boroughs of New York City, and West Chester...

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Ophir Optics receives certification to AS9100

July 8, 2015

Ophir Optics, a manufacturer of precision infrared and laser optics, has received certification to the AS9100 quality systems standard of ISO 9001:2008. The company, which produces infrared components, lenses, and motorized zoom lens systems and laser optics, serves the defense, security,...

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JMT appoints two laser specialists

June 11, 2015

Salt Lake City-based JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry, has appointed two new staff members to technical positions to support its laser products. Johntanna (JT) Messer has been hired as laser sales engineer. In this role, he is responsible for evaluating...

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Rofin announces management changes

June 8, 2015

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has announced that Thomas Merk, currently COO of the Rofin Laser Micro and Marking Group, will succeed Günther Braun as president/CEO on July 1. At that time, Braun will resign as a...

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Wheatland Steel acquires CO2 laser system

June 8, 2015

Wheatland Steel Processing, Wheatland, Pa., has acquired a Cincinnati CL707 CO2 laser cutting system. It incorporates a high-speed linear motor drive, motion control systems, electronics, beam delivery, fiber-optics communications, and software technology. The system cuts a variety of materials and...

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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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