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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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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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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Bystronic receives product innovation award

January 15, 2008

Frost & Sullivan has presented Bystronic with the 2007 Award for Product Innovation of the Year in the European Laser Cutting Market for its laser cutting system, ByVention, which, according to Frost & Sullivan, "has helped serve nontraditional clients, such as niche job shops, as well as other...

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II-VI acquires majority interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH

January 3, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has announced that it has completed its acquisition of a 74.9 percent equity interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH in exchange for cash as previously announced in a press release dated Oct. 2,...

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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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MTC Software expands Asia-Pacific operation

November 6, 2007

MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a developer of software for CNC sheet and plate cutting, has opened a sales and applications support facility in Singapore. Working closely with the company's Australian operation, the new office supports MTC Software products in the Asia-Pacific region.The...

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