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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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Bystronic names sales manager for southern and Midwestern regions

April 9, 2015

Elgin, Ill.-based Bystronic Inc., a provider of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake systems and system software, has appointed Chad Jackson as regional sales manager for the southern and Midwestern U.S. regions encompassing northwest Arkansas, Colorado, southern Illinois, southern...

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Reaping rewards with precision laser cutting

April 8, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

In 1973 full-time farmer Mike Van Mill tried his hand at building a grain wagon for a neighboring farmer, and he has been at it full-time since incorporating Brent Industries a few years later. Now the operations manager for Unverferth Mfg., Shell Rock, Iowa, Van Mill is part of a team that manufactures implements under the Brent brand name. The staff runs the facility like a savvy farmer runs a farm, always looking for a better way but proceeding cautiously. A sheet laser purchased in the early 2000s led to a tube laser purchased in 2014.

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Nozzle changer added to large-table-capacity laser system

April 7, 2015

LVD Co. nv offers its optional nozzle changer on its Impuls 6020 CO2 laser cutting systems. Featuring storage for 10 nozzles, the option helps reduce piercing times and increase overall throughput on laser systems with large table capacity. As materials and thicknesses change throughout the...

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4 ways to a better laser-cut edge

April 2, 2015

Edge quality in laser cutting has improved significantly over the decades, and many of those improvements come from four areas: better materials, nozzles, process control, and beam quality.

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Mazak Optonics draws record-breaking crowds to Laser Technology Days

April 1, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., welcomed more than 300 guests to its Laser Technology Days event, March 24-25, 2015. Visitors attended seminars and viewed emerging technology in action at the company’s Technology Center. On display were the Optiplex 3015 4-kW fiber machine with brand-new...

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Fiber laser cutting machine incorporates patented compass head positioner

March 31, 2015

The 2015 Salvagnini L5 fiber laser cutting machine incorporates the patented, rotary motor-driven compass head positioner. According to the manufacturer, the positioner allows for improved speed, accuracy, reliability, energy conservation, and performance. Available in 2-, 3-, and 4-kW versions,...

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TRUMPF Canada appoints managing director

March 30, 2015

TRUMPF Canada, Mississauga, Ont., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has appointed Stefan Fickenscher as managing director. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber, who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany, as head of central...

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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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Fiber laser cutting system offers intelligent setup, monitoring functions

March 23, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Optiplex fiber laser cutting series. It features Zeta 9 technology, a series of six intelligent setup functions and three intelligent monitoring functions designed to help reduce operator dependency and improve throughput and cut quality, the manufacturer...

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TRUMPF Mexico names national sales manager

March 23, 2015

TRUMPF, Farmington, Conn., has appointed Luis Colunga as national sales manager in Mexico. He is responsible for all machine tool division sales activities throughout Mexico and supervises the operations of Metalforte, TRUMPF’s machine tool sales representative in that country. Colunga has...

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3-D laser cutter’s features help increase speed, cutting quality

March 16, 2015

Laser Photonics LLC offers Fonon Technologies’ Titan Express 44 multipurpose 3-D laser material processing system. It is configured with either a fiber laser or CO2 laser in wattages from 50 to 2,000 W. The system supports material sizes up to 4 by 4 ft. with an extension table expanding to 4 by...

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Laser tube cutting system cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in.

February 25, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8 laser tube cutting system. The 3-D CO2 laser tube cutting machine cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in. and a bar weight up to 1,000 lbs. The unit, equipped with a tilting, +/-45-degree head, provides for 5-axis cutting and ultrahigh-speed piercing, allowing...

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High-power fiber laser cutting machine features direct-drive motion control platform

February 24, 2015

Fonon Technologies offers the Titan™ series fiber laser cutting system. It is equipped with a high-power, energy-efficient fiber laser and an advanced, direct-drive motion control platform. Features include ultralow power consumption, a fiber-optic beam delivery system, CleanCut technology,...

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