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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

May 11, 2012

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial, research, and medical workplaces. The organizations also will share information on laser regulations and standards, the effects of lasers on...

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Laser system cuts stainless up to 14 ga. - TheFabricator.com

Laser system cuts stainless up to 14 ga.

May 8, 2012

Kern Lasers has introduced the HSE 400-W industrial laser cutters. The 2-D laser cutting system can cut up to 14-ga. stainless steel, 7-ga. mild steel, and 16-ga. aluminum. Table sizes are from 52 by 25 in. to 80 by 120 in. A printer driver allows users to send cutting files to the laser from...

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LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products

April 19, 2012

Daniel Stall has been named to the position of applications engineer — laser products for LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y. In this role, he is involved in product demonstrations, time studies, applications analysis, software training, tradeshow participation, and general laser sales support. A...

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Balancing the variables for optimal dust collection - TheFabricator.com

Balancing the variables for optimal dust collection

April 16, 2012 | By Bob Walters , Kirt Boston

Designing and integrating an effective dust collection system for thermal cutting is not a one-size-fits-all exercise. Balancing all the factors will help a shop ensure it gets the most out of it.

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Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house - TheFabricator.com

Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house

April 12, 2012

Ermaksan held an open house Feb. 29-March 1 at its new plant in Bursa, Turkey, to introduce the Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and the Evo II hybrid press brake. Two hundred guests from 90 companies in 40 countries attended the event. According to comments at the event from Ahmet Ozkayan,...

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LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer

April 12, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has named Dean Arneson to the position of sales engineer. Based in Andover, Minn., he is responsible for the sale of the company's sheet metal and plate working machines and software in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Iowa. Arneson worked...

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Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois

April 12, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and logistics area. In addition to being the company's...

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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Hypertherm's fiber laser earns Product of the Year designation

April 2, 2012

Hypertherm's HyIntensity HFL015 fiber laser has received the Product of the Year Award from the NASA Tech Briefs' Photonics Tech Briefs edition. At the end of each year, readers of NASA Tech Briefs vote on which product, previously selected as a Product of the Month by editors, is the most...

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JK Lasers, Synrad to host webinar April 18

April 2, 2012

Laser manufacturers JK Lasers and Synrad will broadcast a free, one-hour webinar on April 18 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Experts from both companies will highlight popular industrial applications before identifying the most suitable CO2 and fiber lasers from their product lines. Dr. Mark Richmond, product...

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Hypertherm retires MTC brand name

March 29, 2012

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has begun marketing its ProNest, TurboNest, NestMaster, and Design2Fab software under the Hypertherm name. The products, formerly marketed under the MTC brand name, support a number of different cutting processes including...

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Global market for industrial laser systems worth $10.1 billion - TheFabricator.com

Global market for industrial laser systems worth $10.1 billion

March 22, 2012

The global market for laser systems for materials processing reached $10.1 billion in 2011, according to a new survey by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. The market is 28 percent ahead of its 2010 volume and 90 percent bigger than in the crisis year 2009. East Asia presently reports...

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Mazak Optonics names East Coast distributor

March 21, 2012

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has named A.W. Miller as its new distribution partner for 2-D and 3-D laser systems in upstate New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Canada. With headquarters in East Aurora, N.Y., and regional technical centers in the U.S. and Canada,...

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Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager

March 14, 2012

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has promoted Erin Chasse to northeast regional sales manager. In his new role, Chasse, who previously was an assistant regional sales manager for the company, addresses and manages sales activities in New England, New Jersey,...

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