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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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Jean Gallay orders Laserdyne system

March 12, 2012

Jean Gallay SA, Geneva, Switzerland, has ordered a Laserdyne 795XL BeamDirector® system equipped with a 2-kW fiber laser from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., for 2-D and 3-D processing of heat-resistant alloys, stainless steel alloys, titanium, and titanium alloys. Jean Gallay performs...

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BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager

March 7, 2012

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Todd O’Brien as its new southwest region sales manager. In this position, O’Brien is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's equipment. The...

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IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest - TheFabricator.com

IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest

February 29, 2012

IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a manufacturer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed Kevin Arnold as regional sales manager, Midwest. An industry veteran with more than 25 years in the industrial laser industry, Arnold has experience selling industrial lasers and systems...

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JK Lasers appoints worldwide sales director

February 27, 2012

JK Lasers, a manufacturer of fiber lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, and process tools in Rugby, U.K., has named Paul Ferris as worldwide sales director, focusing on the expansion of the company's fiber laser line. Ferris has held senior positions with companies around the world. Before joining JK Lasers, he...

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Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting

February 22, 2012

The new PLATINO® fiber laser from Prima Power is a flexible laser cutting machine designed for sheet metal processing. Supplying laser power from 2,000 to 3,000 W, the machine handles a sheet size of 59.06 by 118.11 in. The working area is accessible from three sides. This open structure...

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Prima Power Laserdyne expands operations with new hiring, new markets

February 10, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has announced that it is expanding its North American business. The planned expansion includes hiring personnel for 20 newly created job positions and the introduction of products into new and existing markets. The new positions include assembly technicians,...

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Amada announces grand opening of Dallas facility

February 10, 2012

Amada will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas Satellite Center March 7-8. The center will work in conjunction with the Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and the Los Angeles Technical Center in Buena Park, Calif., to provide ongoing access for local and national customers. At...

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