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TRUMPF redesigning its business in Taiwan

March 10, 2009

The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and maintenance efforts where, within just two years, the number of service employees has increased from two to...

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Bobcat pounces on cost-saving opportunities

February 12, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

Bobcat determined that the nesting software on its laser cutting systems didn't maximize the capabilities of the machines. After the company decided to purchase new nesting software, programmers outlined what capabilities they wanted. The company purchased ProNest® from MTC Software, Lockport, N.Y. The company has gained positive returns from the new software, which enables more control of process specifications.

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Manufacturing Transportation Equipment

New dimension, familiar direction

February 10, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

H.W. Metals offers punching, shearing, arc welding, machining, oxyfuel cutting, and standard and high-definition plasma cutting. The company found that there was more and more work it couldn't do for its customers because some jobs required laser-cut parts. The company decided to purchase a laser to expand capabilities in its current markets by offering an alternative to plasma cutting. In October, the company installed a Prima Maximo laser cutting system, which will allow the company to provide more capabilities to existing customers.

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Laser cutting system includes a CV5000 resonator

February 10, 2009

Prima North America Inc. offers the Optimo five-axis, 3-D laser cutting system. It includes a CV5000 laser resonator, which the company says helps the system achieve high cutting speeds, process thick materials, and produce cuts with a reduced HAZ.The direct-drive head requires no gears or complex...

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Laser cutting system incorporates automatic optimum setup

February 10, 2009

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the HyperGear laser cutting system with the new Mazatrol PREview II control to help increase part cutting speed and efficiency. The system is designed to provide the optimum setup automatically to achieve the fastest cutting speed for each material type and...

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Laser cutting system has flexible layout, small footprint

February 10, 2009

Amada America Inc. has unveiled its LC-3015F1NT laser cutting system. The machine is designed to have a flexible layout in a small footprint.The three-axis linear-drive system features true closed-loop feedback of the head position directly to the NC. In addition, NC processing has been accelerated...

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Prima North America announces laser system sale to IPG

February 10, 2009

Prima North America, Champlin, Minn., has sold a LASERDYNE® 795 XS system to IPG Photonics Corp. of Oxford, Mass.Prima says the installation represents a new partnership that will further the technology of both companies and enhance IPG's ability to perform laser materials processing...

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TRUMPF names vice president, lasers

January 27, 2009

Dr. Christian Schmitz is joining TRUMPF Inc. as the vice president, lasers, effective February 1. He will be located at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The announcement was made by Rolf Biekert, president and CEO.In this role, Dr. Schmitz will have responsibility for...

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Laser and waterjet: friends or foes?

January 27, 2009 | By Jeff Hahn, Steve Szczesniak

Knowing the capabilities and drawbacks of laser and waterjet machines is the key in determining which is best for a particular application.

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Next-generation laser cutting, welding system released

January 13, 2009

TRUMPF has released the next generation of the TruLaser Cell series 7000, which features overhauled laser system mechanics and software for processing 2-D and 3-D material.The laser system employs a piercing strategy designed for thin sheet metal processing combined with faster positioning speeds....

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LIA to hold International Laser Safety Conference

January 13, 2009

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will hold its International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) March 23-26 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev.Topics covered at the conference will include practical laser safety, medical laser safety, laser safety training, hazard and risk...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet metal forming and fabricating.The new Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Level I Certification...

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Software drives laser cutting productivity gains

December 15, 2008

Mazak Optonics Corp. announces its next-level, network solution for driving productivity gains through its family of laser cutting systems. PC-based, e-Soft provides technical data and management tools, which are used to generation increased "green light" uptime and more efficient production...

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Mazak Optonics plans new HQ in Elgin, Ill.

December 3, 2008

Mazak Optonics Corp. plans to move into a new, $10 million North American Headquarters complex in Elgin, Ill., by the end of the first quarter, 2009.Construction of the new facility—located on a highly visible, eight-acre parcel of land on the northwest corner of Interstate 90 and Randall...

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Preco names VP of sales

November 11, 2008

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has hired David Krattley as vice president of sales for the metals market within the laser equipment division.Krattley has more than 19 years of experience in the industrial laser market. His career started at LMI (currently Preco Inc.), and he most recently had been...

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