Laser Cutting News

The laser cutting technology area has information on 2-D and 3-D cutting machines, optics, resonators, cutting gases, and automated material handling systems. In addition to conventional CO2 systems, it has information on solid-state fiber and disk lasers.

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Forum explores shipyard applications for lasers

July 15, 2008

The second international forum on Shipyard Applications of Industrial Lasers (SAIL 2008) will aim to provide the shipyard community and maintenance organizations with current, international laser processes, practices, and equipment. The event will include international trends for laser processing...

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TRUMPF combines operations in China

June 17, 2008

TRUMPF, Germany, recently broke ground on a new production building in Taicang, China.The building will bring the company's three existing production operations into one facility, starting in July 2009. In addition to combining machine tool and operating table production, the facility also will...

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LAI adds officers to senior management team

June 17, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named two officers to its senior management team: Vinnie Caliendo as chief financial officer and Eric Nelson as vice president and chief technology officer.Caliendo previously was CFO at Rich...

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Salvagnini Group opens subsidiary in Brazil

June 17, 2008

Salvagnini, Italy, opened Salvagnini do Brasil Ltda., an operating company based in Jos dos Campos (SP), in March. The Brazilian subsidiary provides technical support, customer service, and spare parts.Salvagnini has installed many stand-alone machines, as well as automated sheet metal processing...

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Prima open house to feature laser cutting, bending technologies

May 15, 2008

Prima North America Inc., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D laser cutting and automation equipment, has announced plans to hold an open house/seminar June 4 and 5 at its Technology Center in Chicopee, Mass. The event will feature the company's laser cutting products and a new Finn-Power press...

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LAI names strategic products director

May 15, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named Darcy Dodge as director of strategic products.Dodge is responsible for directing and coordinating the company's resources to achieve its objectives for strategic products, including turbine...

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Prima Industrie purchases Finn-Power

April 15, 2008

Prima Industrie S.p.A, Italy, has purchased Finn-Power Group, Finland, from EQT III, a European private equity group that acquired Finn-Power in May 2002 from the founder of the company.Prima is a supplier of high-power laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling of 3-D and 2-D parts....

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GSI Group Laser Division appoints fiber laser product manager

April 15, 2008

GSI Group Inc. Laser Division, Rugby, U.K., a manufacturer of industrial lasers, has appointed Mark Richmond as product manager.Richmond, who has more than a decade of experience within GSI Group, works to promote understanding of the company's JK fiber laser and to promote fiber lasers to...

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Laserdyne names North American sales manager

March 11, 2008

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, recently promoted Carl Bryant to North American sales manager for its Laserdyne Systems operation in Champlin, Minn.Bryant, who previously was the company's regional sales manager, is responsible for managing all...

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TRUMPF names distributor award recipient

March 11, 2008

The Laser Marking division of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its Outstanding Distributor Performance award to Gosiger Inc.'s Indiana subsidiary at the annual TRUMPF distributor meeting in February. The award recognizes Gosiger's performance in selling TRUMPF laser marking products during...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales, is responsible for the North and South Carolina territories and reports to the company's Southeast...

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II-VI Inc. acquires majority interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH

February 12, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has acquired a 74.9-percent equity interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, Germany.II-VI Inc. manufactures crystal-growth technology products for various industrial applications, including manufacturing, aerospace, military, medical radiology, high-power electronics,...

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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 Services Inc. acquired

January 15, 2008

Laser Services Inc., Westford, Mass., recently was acquired by Greg and Marie Sexton.Registered to ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100, the company has 25 CO2 and YAG laser systems that scribe, drill, engrave, and cut metal and various other...

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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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