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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Harris Products Group creates scholarship in honor of retiree

August 7, 2007

The Harris Products Group, Gainesville, Ga., has established a scholarship in honor of Larry Schweikert, who recently retired after 32 years with the company. The Larry and Patti Schweikert Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a full-time business student at Gainesville State College.The...

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Industrial Solutions launches new Web site

August 7, 2007

Industrial Solutions LLC, Rockaway, N.J., has introduced a new Web site for laser users at www.industrialsolutionsllc.com that now offers on-site pressure swing adsorption (PSA) nitrogen generation systems. The systems are designed to allow users to generate high-purity nitrogen for high-pressure...

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Prima names North American president

July 24, 2007

Prima North America Inc., Champlin, Minn., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has named Terry L. VanderWert as president. He replaces Paolo Cigna, who continues to serve on the company's board of directors.VanderWert is responsible for all Prima North America...

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Laser cutting system processes sheet up to 1,500 mm by 3,000 mm

July 10, 2007

Strippit®/LVD has expanded its line of Orion CO2 laser cutting systems with the Orion 3015Plus and the Orion 3015 Auto Load/Unload.The laser cutting systems process materials in sheet sizes up to 1,500 mm by 3,000 mm. Their hybrid-style design comprises a rigid, precision rack-and-pinion...

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Laser mirrors, reflectors available for high-, low-power lasers

July 10, 2007

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 mirrors and reflectors for high-power and low-power lasers used in etching, engraving, cutting, drilling, and welding applications.The mirrors are available for lasers from 25 W to several kilowatts and are optimized for 10.6 µm at 45 degrees AOI. They are...

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Mitsubishi EDM/Laser hosts open house at Joe Gibbs Racing

July 10, 2007

Mitsubishi EDM/Laser, Wood Dale, Ill., sponsor to Joe Gibbs Racing, hosted an open house event May 10 at the JGR headquarters in North Carolina. Attendees were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the racing facility, product demonstrations, and a Mitsubishi Racing T-shirt.J.D. Gibbs, JGR...

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TRUMPF opens new offices in Seoul

July 10, 2007

TRUMPF officially opened its company headquarters in the TRUTEC building in Seoul, South Korea, June 12, 2007. The new offices are located in "Digital Media City," a business hub in Seoul.Four of the building's twelve stories are used by TRUMPF Korea. They house the sales and service departments,...

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PRC opens office in China

June 18, 2007

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has opened a new technical and business office the AMT Shanghai Technical Center located in China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. The office is a sales, service, and logistics support center."Our Chinese customers need faster access to technical support services...

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Laser cutting system has flying optics, automated sheet handling

June 12, 2007

Salvagnini offers its L1 laser cutting machine, which includes flying optics designed to optimize the performance of the beam, along with automatic sheet handling, simplified programming tools, and nesting software.The system converts imported CAD drawings into laser cutting programs. Parts are...

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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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