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Bystronic appoints managing director, Mexico

September 25, 2007

Bystronic has appointed Ferdinand Reyes as managing director of Bystronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., effective August 1, 2007.Reyes, who joined Bystronic in April 2005 as sales manager for the Mexico market, has extensive experience in manufacturing and in the management of sheet metal manufacturing...

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Laser Mechanisms restructures senior management

September 18, 2007

Laser Mechanisms Inc. President William Fredrick has named Mark Taggart as managing director North American operations. Taggart previously served as general manager medical operations. Fredrick also named Glenn Golightly as managing director Pacific Rim operations. Golightly previously held the...

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TRUMPF, Jenoptik form joint venture

September 11, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machines and laser systems, has announced that the TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, and Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany, intend to bundle their new laser component activities, with each have a 50 percent share of JT Optical Engine GmbH + Co....

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Barnes Aerospace expands operations

September 11, 2007

Barnes Aerospace, Windsor, Conn., a division of Barnes Group Inc., has expanded its large fabrication operations in Ogden, Utah, with a 120,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility that will produce precision aerospace components for use in various aircraft engine and airframe applications. Construction...

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3 ways to get the most from your laser operation

August 8, 2007 | By James Rogowski

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.—Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp.To say Mr. Gates lived his conviction successfully would be a vast understatement. To say following his path would be...

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Modular laser workcell designed for component repair, surface restoration

August 7, 2007

Alabama Laser's TetraPORT modular workcell offers configuration capability for specific laser applications, such as metal deposition, welding, cutting, hardening, and engraving.The metal deposition system of the safe-enclosure workcell uses a laser to melt metal powder or wire onto a substrate....

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3-D laser cutting system features 4-G acceleration

August 7, 2007

Prima North America Inc. has introduced Rapido Evoluzione, a 3-D laser cutting system that includes high-speed axes drives with 4-G acceleration and a direct-drive head that is designed to prevent backlash and requires no gears or complex kinematics. The system has a work volume of 160 in. by 60...

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Haas Laser Technologies launches Web site

August 7, 2007

Haas Laser Technologies Inc., Flanders, N.J., has launched a new Web site at www.haaslti.com.The site includes information, specifications, and photos for the company's line of laser beam delivery...

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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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