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Ryerson acquires Laserflex

January 20, 2017

Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired The Laserflex Corp., a privately owned metal fabricator with locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Wellford, S.C. Laserflex, which specializes in laser fabrication metal processing and welding,...

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Electron Beam Eng. approved for laser welding Airbus A320neo engine

January 4, 2017

Electron Beam Eng. Inc. (EBE), Anaheim, Calif., has been approved for the laser welding required in the hydraulic fuel system of the Airbus A320neo engine. “We were approached to perform the intricate laser welding of the fastening device within the fluid coupling mechanism that went into...

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EB Industries hires director of operations

January 4, 2017

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based EB Industries, a provider of electron beam and laser welding services, has appointed Thomas A. Shelby to the position of director of operations. Shelby, who most recently served as vice president of operations for Monarch Metal Fabrication in Bohemia, N.Y., has more than 25...

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Amada Miyachi America announces mobile-friendly website

September 16, 2016

Monrovia, Calif.-based Amada Miyachi America Inc. has redesigned its website at for responsiveness to mobile devices. The site highlights the company’s resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and...

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Preco to supply multilaser development to laser training center in Brazil

August 22, 2016

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has received an order for an SL-8600 hybrid laser/GMAW system from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation,Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.Senai, a private nonprofit technical training organization, is chartered to raise industrial competitiveness by...

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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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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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Joining Technologies names operations manager

March 31, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has promoted Greg Miller to the position of operations manager. In this position, he oversees engineering, facilities maintenance, and manufacturing personnel and is responsible for delivering fusion welding, machining, and supply chain services to...

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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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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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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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Ideal Welding Systems names president/GM

January 18, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Ideal Welding Systems L.P., a subsidiary of Ideal-Werk, Lippstadt, Germany, has announced the appointment of Christian Kloeckner as president/general manager. Kloeckner has more than 20 years of international experience in the welding industry, which includes sales of large...

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Superior Joining Technologies relocates in Illinois

January 15, 2016

Superior Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its relocation to a new facility in Machesney Park, Ill., with added welding capabilities. The firm provides laser welding and microscopic laser welding, NDT, multiaxis laser cutting and welding, and GTAW seam...

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