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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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Epic Systems completes automated welding application for Titanova

December 18, 2015

Design-and-build integration company Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, recently designed, engineered, and built a custom automated laser welding machine for Titanova Inc. to use in its laser job shop. Titanova offers heat-treating, cladding, remanufacturing, brazing, and welding services, as well...

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SPI Lasers to hold pulsed fiber laser webinar Nov. 19

November 6, 2015

SPI Lasers has announced it will offer a free webinar titled “Welding with ns Pulsed Lasers” on Nov. 19 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Led by Dr. Jack Gabzdyl, vice president of the pulsed business line at SPI Lasers, the webinar will cover the following topics: A review of ns MOPA fiber laser...

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Lincoln Electric acquires PECo

June 2, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo), located in Tipp City, Ohio. Lincoln’s Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding, and...

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Prima Power Laserdyne to install system in new China technology center

March 27, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems, has announced plans to install a Laserdyne 430BD system at the new Prima Power Technology Center in Suzhou, China. The new facility will provide laser process development for Asian...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW, high-brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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