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MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser holds groundbreaking ceremony

July 1, 2016

Machine tool manufacturer hopes to occupy new headquarters late in 2016.

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at, shows...

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Cutting to the chase on gas delivery for CO2 lasers

June 29, 2016 | By John Karpus

A working knowledge of the ways in which purity, pressure, and flow affect how lasers use gases is key to setting up a gas delivery system that both works correctly and is cost-effective.

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3 questions to ask for better laser cutting

June 28, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Brent Donner, president of DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, has spent almost a decade as a laser cutting consultant. Over that time he has noticed several fundamentals that many operators miss: properly cleaning and polishing the optics, centering the nozzle, and calibrating the beam focus.

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LIA names 2016 Schawlow Award winner

June 24, 2016

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has announced that LIA Fellow, 2014 LIA President, and 2016 ICALEO® Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair Dr. Yongfeng Lu has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient in recognition of his longstanding record of laser industry...

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Laser machine switches from sheet to tube processing

June 23, 2016

The LC5 from BLM Group USA is a compact laser machine with automatic loading/unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet. It can be equipped with either a CO2 laser source with power up to 4.5 kW or a fiber laser source with power up to 5 kW. The machine can handle tube up to 334 in....

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Laser power meter measures high-power lasers

June 16, 2016

Ophir Photonics Group has introduced the Helios compact laser power meter for measuring solid-state lasers such as diode, fiber, and Nd:YAG with powers from 100 W to 12 kW and energies from 10 J to 10 kJ in industrial processing applications. The power meter includes PC software and...

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Introducing Mitsubishi’s NEW ZOOM Fiber cutting machine

Introducing Mitsubishi’s NEW ZOOM Fiber cutting machine

June 14, 2016

By: MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser

At Mitsubishi Laser we have one focus, continuous improvement.  As fiber technology continues to grow, we didn’t want to just offer another fiber laser.  Mitsubishi offers industry’s only ZOOM  Fiber.  If you are looking for the most versatile and productive fiber laser on the market, then you need a ZOOM Fiber from Mitsubishi Laser.

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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Bystronic to introduce new fiber laser at open house June 15-16

June 7, 2016

Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByStar Fiber laser cutting machine with Fiber 6000 laser source to the North American market at its open house, June 15-16, 2016, in Elgin, Ill. The laser is designed for users that want to cut their entire range of orders on the fiber laser, from stainless...

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Hypertherm offers free CAD/CAM nesting software to technical educators

June 3, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now offers free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30-seat network...

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Cincinnati Incorporated establishes direct sales operations in several states

June 2, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI), a provider of equipment for metal fabrication, laser cutting, automation, and additive manufacturing, continues its expansion of direct sales and service operations to offer company-backed sales and service experience regionally. As part of this expansion, the...

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Jenoptik invests $15 million at Michigan location

June 1, 2016

Germany-based Jenoptik Group has broken ground on a technology campus in Rochester Hills, Mich., for engineering, production, sales, and service for metrology and laser machines serving the North American automotive industry. The $15 million technology campus will cover nearly 16 acres in direct...

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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Amada Miyachi Europe acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

May 17, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, resistance welding, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding, has acquired MacGregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England. MacGregor Welding Systems manufactures...

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