Laser Cutting

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 cutting system upgraded

June 12, 2007

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the GE Fanuc C200E Level UP resonator as an upgrade to the CL-6 laser cutting system. The resonator offers a 2500-W cutting speed, compared with the previous 2000-W model, while maintaining the same electrical input and chiller load, according to the company.The laser...

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MG breaks ground on new addition

June 12, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has begun construction of a two-floor addition to the area for its service and accounting departments, adding 4,334 sq. ft. of total space. The company plans to move accounting to the first floor, with the service department on the second.The...

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LAI receives conservation award

June 12, 2007

LAI Midwest, Minneapolis, a contract manufacturer specializing in waterjet machining services, received the Waste Buster Recognition Award from the Anoka County Solid Waste Advisory Task Force in Blaine, Minn.The award is in recognition of the company's environmental conservation program that...

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana, and BGI, Grand Blanc, Mich., serves as distributor for Michigan in the counties of Bay, Saginaw,...

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Mate appoints president, vice chairman

June 5, 2007

Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of president."In the new position of vice chairman, Jack Schneider will focus on strategic and corporate...

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II-VI names CEO

May 10, 2007

II-VI Inc. has announced that its board of directors has named Francis J. Kramer to succeed Carl J. Johnson as company CEO, effective July 1, 2007. Dr. Johnson will remain an executive of the company serving as its chairman of the board.Kramer has spent more than two decades at II-VI since joining...

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3-D modular laser processing machines introduced to North America

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF has introduced a new line of 3-D laser processing machines, the TruLaser Cell Series 7000, to the North American market. The modular laser cells, the company's largest available 3-D laser machines, offer flexibility for different applications, including welding, cutting, and processing...

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Universal Laser expands into second facility

May 8, 2007

Universal Laser Systems Inc. (ULS), a manufacturer of CO2lasers and computer-controlled CO2laser engraving, cutting, and marking systems, has doubled the size of its U.S.-based headquarters by expanding into a second company-owned building located at 7845 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, Ariz.The new...

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TRUMPF supports science center exhibit

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., is supporting an innovative new exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. Now under construction in Hartford and set to open in fall 1008, the center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing science education.The company is donating $100,000 to help build...

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Prima to introduce resonator at June open house

May 8, 2007

Prima North America is holding an open house/laser seminar June 7, 2007, at its technology center in Chicopee, Mass. The company is introducing its new CV5000 laser resonator at the event.Planned activities, which span the entire day, include demonstrations of the company's laser cutting systems,...

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Mazak Optonics names new president

May 1, 2007

Mazak Optonics Corp. (MOC), Schaumburg, Ill., has named William "Bill" Citron its new president. Citron succeeds Tim Yanagisawa, who was named director and general manager of sales for Yamazaki Mazak Optonics Corp. in Japan. The moves are effective May 1.Citron has been executive vice president of...

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Curtain protects against laser beam radiation

April 10, 2007

Wilson Industries' opaque Laz-R-Barrier curtain protects against the accidental and chronic occupational skin and eye exposure that results from reflected laser radiation and broad beam optical radiation generated by the laser plume.A single-layer barrier, LP200 has been scientifically formulated...

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TRUMPF opens manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico

April 10, 2007

TRUMPF has opened a new sales, service, demonstration, and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6,400-sq.-meter production building uses the company's state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing techniques to produce frames for its machinery.The company has invested more than $10 million...

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GOSIGER Southeast receives sales achievement award

April 10, 2007

At its annual distributor meeting, TRUMPF presented GOSIGER Southeast, Ocoee, Fla., with the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of its exceptional performance in selling TRUMPF laser marking products during the past fiscal year.GOSIGER Southeast represents TRUMPF's line of...

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Mitsubishi Laser celebrates 20th anniversary

April 10, 2007

Mitsubishi Laser is celebrating 20 years in the industry. The company introduced its first commercial laser cutting system to the U.S. in 1987.Although the division started with only five full-time employees, today Mitsubishi Laser has more than 60 employees. The company has opened multiple...

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