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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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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TRUMPF, Jenoptik form joint venture

September 11, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machines and laser systems, has announced that the TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, and Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany, intend to bundle their new laser component activities, with each have a 50 percent share of JT Optical Engine GmbH + Co....

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Modular laser workcell designed for component repair, surface restoration

August 7, 2007

Alabama Laser's TetraPORT modular workcell offers configuration capability for specific laser applications, such as metal deposition, welding, cutting, hardening, and engraving.The metal deposition system of the safe-enclosure workcell uses a laser to melt metal powder or wire onto a substrate....

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Haas Laser Technologies launches Web site

August 7, 2007

Haas Laser Technologies Inc., Flanders, N.J., has launched a new Web site at www.haaslti.com.The site includes information, specifications, and photos for the company's line of laser beam delivery...

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Harris Products Group creates scholarship in honor of retiree

August 7, 2007

The Harris Products Group, Gainesville, Ga., has established a scholarship in honor of Larry Schweikert, who recently retired after 32 years with the company. The Larry and Patti Schweikert Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a full-time business student at Gainesville State College.The...

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Lifestyle trends expand use of lasers, ALAW presenters say

July 10, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

ALAW 2007 was held April 17 to 19, in Plymouth, Mich. The second two days of the conference focused on laser technology in automotive research and applications and were geared mostly to manufacturing, production, product design, and R&D engineers.Societal demands driving greater dependence on laser technology are energy and environmental concerns, as well as customization.

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Laser mirrors, reflectors available for high-, low-power lasers

July 10, 2007

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 mirrors and reflectors for high-power and low-power lasers used in etching, engraving, cutting, drilling, and welding applications.The mirrors are available for lasers from 25 W to several kilowatts and are optimized for 10.6 µm at 45 degrees AOI. They are...

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TRUMPF opens new offices in Seoul

July 10, 2007

TRUMPF officially opened its company headquarters in the TRUTEC building in Seoul, South Korea, June 12, 2007. The new offices are located in "Digital Media City," a business hub in Seoul.Four of the building's twelve stories are used by TRUMPF Korea. They house the sales and service departments,...

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PRC opens office in China

June 18, 2007

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has opened a new technical and business office the AMT Shanghai Technical Center located in China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. The office is a sales, service, and logistics support center."Our Chinese customers need faster access to technical support services...

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana, and BGI, Grand Blanc, Mich., serves as distributor for Michigan in the counties of Bay, Saginaw,...

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Fiber lasers weave out of the lab and into metal fab

May 8, 2007 | By Dr. Per Stenius

Fiber lasers, which have been a hot topic in laser conferences for several years now, are finally starting to appear en masse in the industrial laser market. Fiber laser technology is driving power scaling (pulsed and continuous wave), wall-plug efficiency, and beam quality to new heights in a rapid pace.

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