Laser Welding

Its small spot size and extremely high energy density make laser welding ideal for many welding applications. Learn about the capabilities and limitations of the process in this technology area.

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Making the right choices for laser welding

April 15, 2008 | By Geoff Shannon

Laser beam welding has evolved into a proven process, and like any proven manufacturing process, it should be matched with the application with the best-suited material and geometry.

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AWS seeks nominations for Image of Welding Awards

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and its Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) seek nominations for the AWS sixth annual Image of Welding awards.Award winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, which runs Oct. 6-8...

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LIA offers safety officer training course online

February 12, 2008

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., an international society for laser applications and safety, now offers an online course for laser safety officers.The Laser Safety Officer online course uses a nonmathematical approach designed to teach the administrative duties of the laser...

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Laser welding 201

January 15, 2008 | By Simon Engel

Laser beam optimization is necessary to become or remain competitive in the laser welding industry. That is why it is important to become familiar with optimization devices that can help make the most of laser welding equipment. Training is crucial in operating such devices safely and properly.

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TRUMPF names director of spare parts in North America

January 15, 2008

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., recently named Claudio Schutz as director of spare parts in North America. Based in the Farmington headquarters, Schutz leads the spare parts team, including customer service representatives, buyers and planners, stock room, and return authorization groups, in all...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the agreement, the AWS maintains primary ownership of Weldmex and assumes the rights to organize, promote,...

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Universal laser processing cell ships as complete module

December 11, 2007

The Flex Lase universal laser processing cell from Wayne Trail Technologies includes fiber laser technology, robot-based process articulation, and various fixture and tooling options. Fully automatic coupling and decoupling of multiple laser processing heads allows operators to change quickly...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics industry. He was a founding member of CRS Robotics, which later was acquired by Thermo CRS Ltd., a Thermo...

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LIA, OSHA renew alliance

October 9, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has renewed its alliance with the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to continue providing its members with important information to help prevent exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial and...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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TRUMPF acquires 100 percent of AFM, Canada

October 3, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007, TRUMPF Inc. acquired 100 percent of Advanced Fabricating Machinery (AFM), Canada. AFM was formed July 1, 1997 by TRUMPF Inc. and Robert Watson as an equal joint venture.AFM, under the continued leadership of Robert Watson, will serve the Canadian market as a sales and spare parts...

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Bystronic appoints managing director, Mexico

September 25, 2007

Bystronic has appointed Ferdinand Reyes as managing director of Bystronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., effective August 1, 2007.Reyes, who joined Bystronic in April 2005 as sales manager for the Mexico market, has extensive experience in manufacturing and in the management of sheet metal manufacturing...

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Laser Mechanisms restructures senior management

September 18, 2007

Laser Mechanisms Inc. President William Fredrick has named Mark Taggart as managing director North American operations. Taggart previously served as general manager medical operations. Fredrick also named Glenn Golightly as managing director Pacific Rim operations. Golightly previously held the...

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Superior Joining celebrates 15th anniversary

September 11, 2007

Superior Joining Technologies Inc., Machesney Park, Ill., celebrated its 15th anniversary with a luncheon that included staff, friends of the company, former employees, suppliers, and service providers.Although changes in the industrial community have affected the type of work the company performs,...

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