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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Bystronic to introduce new fiber laser at open house June 15-16

June 7, 2016

Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByStar Fiber laser cutting machine with Fiber 6000 laser source to the North American market at its open house, June 15-16, 2016, in Elgin, Ill. The laser is designed for users that want to cut their entire range of orders on the fiber laser, from stainless...

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Hypertherm offers free CAD/CAM nesting software to technical educators

June 3, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now offers free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30-seat network...

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Cincinnati Incorporated establishes direct sales operations in several states

June 2, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI), a provider of equipment for metal fabrication, laser cutting, automation, and additive manufacturing, continues its expansion of direct sales and service operations to offer company-backed sales and service experience regionally. As part of this expansion, the...

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Jenoptik invests $15 million at Michigan location

June 1, 2016

Germany-based Jenoptik Group has broken ground on a technology campus in Rochester Hills, Mich., for engineering, production, sales, and service for metrology and laser machines serving the North American automotive industry. The $15 million technology campus will cover nearly 16 acres in direct...

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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Amada Miyachi Europe acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

May 17, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, resistance welding, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding, has acquired MacGregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England. MacGregor Welding Systems manufactures...

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HDE Technologies announces schedule of laser cutting/drilling, laser welding courses

April 18, 2016

HDE Technologies Inc., Elk Grove, Calif., has announced dates and locations for its laser cutting and drilling and laser welding courses for the remainder of 2016. “Laser Welding Technology: EQ and PQ ‐ Equipment and Procedure Qualification,” to be held June 6-10 in Minneapolis and Sept....

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces organizational changes

April 14, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a provider of multiaxis laser processing systems, has announced a number of staff changes. Dr. Aaron Montello has been named product manager for the LASERDYNE® product line. He has been a product engineer for the company for three years. Tim...

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LIA Past President David Belforte to deliver opening keynote speech at LME 2016

April 8, 2016

David Belforte, lifetime member and past president of Orlando, Fla.-based Laser Institute of America and industrial laser applications pioneer, will provide the leading keynote address, a comprehensive overview of the industrial laser market, to kick off the fifth annual Lasers for Manufacturing...

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Laser Institute of America issues call for papers for 2017 International Laser Safety Conference

March 30, 2016

Orlando, Fla.-based professional society the Laser Institute of America has issued a call for papers for the 2017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), to be held March 20-23, 2017, in Atlanta. The event covers all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Laser Safety...

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NTC Laser joins Komatsu America Industries

March 30, 2016

The laser machine business of NTC America Corp., commonly referred to as NTC Laser, will join Komatsu America Industries LLC on April 1, 2016. Both NTC America Corp. and Komatsu America Industries are subsidiaries of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill. Komatsu Americas Industries...

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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Murata Machinery USA names laser applications engineer

March 16, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), based in Charlotte, N.C., has hired Andrew Wildman as a laser applications engineer. He has 26 years of experience in the industry, including 17 years as a field service engineer supporting a variety of machines, such as CO2 flat sheet cutters. For the past...

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LVD Strippit adds three regional customer support centers

March 1, 2016

Akron, N.Y.-based LVD Strippit has announced it is expanding its U.S. customer service operation with the addition of three regional support centers. A Midwest support center has opened in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Two additional support centers in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas...

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EVS Metal acquires Amada laser cutting system for New Hampshire facility

February 18, 2016

Riverdale, N.J.-based metal fabrication, machining, and finishing shop EVS Metal Inc. has added an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI laser cutting system with rotary index to its manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. According to the company, the laser offers expanded process range, high-speed cutting...

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