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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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Laser Institute of America releases new laser safety standard

September 11, 2013

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has unveiled the ANSI Z136.9 Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments standard. The latest in the line of laser safety guidelines stemming from the parent ANSI Z136.1, the standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems...

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Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system - TheFabricator.com

Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system

September 3, 2013

Hi-Tek Mfg., Mason, Ohio, has acquired a Laserdyne 795XL laser system from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn. Hi-Tek manufactures complex engineered components and assemblies for aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines. The new laser, which features a large work...

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Bystronic participates in Minnesota Fab and Steel Processing Expo - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic participates in Minnesota Fab and Steel Processing Expo

August 28, 2013

Bystronic Inc., an Elgin, Ill.-based supplier of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and bending equipment participated in the Fab and Steel Processing Expo hosted by its dealer, Sominn Machinery Sales, in Dodge Center, Minn., in July. More than 230 people attended the multiday event at Sominn's...

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Patriot Automation names technical sales representatives

August 22, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives. Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics,...

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Patriot Automation CNC changes ownership

August 14, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has been purchased by Richard A. Morgan, also of Daphne. Morgan has served in executive roles for several major corporations over the last 34 years, many related to the welding and cutting industries. The company offers a variety of XY-axis cutting...

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Patriot Automation launches new website

August 12, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has launched its new website and logo at www.patriotautomationcnc.com. The Daphne, Ala., company offers a of variety equipment designed for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation. Products include X-/Y-axis cutting tables; plasma systems; CNCs; and plasma...

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Koike Aronson announces staff changes - TheFabricator.com

Koike Aronson announces staff changes

July 23, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry in Arcade, N.Y., has named Tom Calabrese as its CFO. He is responsible for financial services, information services, customer services, and purchasing and planning. Before joining...

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Koike Aronson sponsors event to benefit American Diabetes Association

July 22, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry, sponsored the Steaming Toward a Cure for Diabetes event to benefit the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® campaign of western New York. At the July 13...

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TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO

July 10, 2013

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Dr. Lars Gruenert as president and CEO, succeeding Rolf Biekert. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing,...

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Laser Mechanisms, Vinyl Technologies settle trademark dispute

June 26, 2013

Laser Mechanisms Inc., Novi, Mich., and Fitchburg, Mass.-based Vinyl Technologies Inc. (Vytek) have settled a six-month federal court trademark dispute. Laser Mech, a designer and manufacturer of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems for high-power CO2, YAG, and fiber lasers...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Hypertherm facilities recognized as OSHA VPP Star worksites

June 10, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized four Hypertherm facilities as OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star worksites. The program recognizes workplaces for operating outstanding safety and health management systems for employee protection. These worksites are self-sufficient in...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At www.lia.org/education/laseru, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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Amada opens Shanghai facility - TheFabricator.com

Amada opens Shanghai facility

June 4, 2013

Amada Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has opened a facility in Shanghai, China, which will serve as the hub for its China busisness. In addition to administrative buildings, the facility houses a technical center (to open in July), a school for technical training, and a parts center. With a staff of...

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Prima Power Laserdyne posts video presentation on fiber laser drilling - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne posts video presentation on fiber laser drilling

May 21, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has posted online a 45-min. presentation on the use of fiber lasers for hole drilling. It summarizes fiber laser drilling development and experiments conducted over the past two years by the company. The presentation details the results of tests when...

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