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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Murata Machinery USA names laser applications engineer

March 16, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), based in Charlotte, N.C., has hired Andrew Wildman as a laser applications engineer. He has 26 years of experience in the industry, including 17 years as a field service engineer supporting a variety of machines, such as CO2 flat sheet cutters. For the past...

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Laser cutting system reduces power consumption

March 7, 2016

Fonon Corp. has updated its TITAN™ flat-bed, multipurpose laser cutting machine, integrating multiple subsystems and introducing several changes to help minimize floor space requirements, reduce power consumption, and increase productivity. Designed to consume less than 5 percent of the power...

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LVD Strippit adds three regional customer support centers

March 1, 2016

Akron, N.Y.-based LVD Strippit has announced it is expanding its U.S. customer service operation with the addition of three regional support centers. A Midwest support center has opened in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Two additional support centers in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas...

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EVS Metal acquires Amada laser cutting system for New Hampshire facility

February 18, 2016

Riverdale, N.J.-based metal fabrication, machining, and finishing shop EVS Metal Inc. has added an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI laser cutting system with rotary index to its manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. According to the company, the laser offers expanded process range, high-speed cutting...

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KNUTH Cutting Systems

KNUTH Cutting Systems

February 18, 2016

By: KNUTH Machine Tools USA Inc.

KNUTH accommodates a wide spectrum of cutting technology applications by providing an extensive, versatile machine portfolio. No matter what your requirements are, they will always find the appropriate system with a customized configuration tailored to your needs - and most importantly, for a price that makes high-performance technologies affordable.

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Coherent marks 50 years in business

February 5, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. The firm was founded in 1966 as a laundry room startup in Palo Alto, Calif. Today the company is a worldwide provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial, and industrial...

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Considerations for designing parts for laser cutting

February 1, 2016 | By Kevin Fradette

Laser cutting has been a widely accepted fabricating technology for almost 20 years, yet with more new blood entering the industry, some fabricators lack a deep understanding of the cutting technology. This tip sheet aims to boost their laser cutting IQ.

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Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

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All Metals Fabricating adds TRUMPF fiber laser

January 26, 2016

All Metals Fabricating Inc., Allen, Texas, has expanded its fleet of fabricating equipment with a TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine featuring an 8-kW TruDisk solid-state laser and two TruStore 3030 storage towers. With BrightLine fiber, the laser can process up to 1-in. steel...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names regional sales engineer in Canada

January 19, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of laser cutting and metal fabricating equipment, has named Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer for all Canadian provinces except British Columbia, which is covered by the direct-sales representative in Seattle, Wash. Chavez has 13 years of...

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2-D fiber laser cutting system offers increased productivity

January 19, 2016

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system’s automation modules and CNC proprietary management help ensure accuracy in cutting and head positioning, while high-dynamic linear motors help increase productivity 15 percent compared...

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TRUMPF TruPunch 2000

TRUMPF TruPunch 2000

January 7, 2016

By: TRUMPF Inc.

The TruPunch 2000 from TRUMPF offers the highest level of punching performance in its price range. With fast tool setup, rotation of all tools and a rigid punching head, the TruPunch 2000 provides the flexibility to tackle the most complex jobs and the punching speeds to do them productively. Watch and see just some of the machine’s capabilities. For more information on all TRUMPF equipment, contact us at www.us.trumpf.com.

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Fiber laser cutting system available in 6-kW configuration

December 18, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex Fiber II 6-kW fiber laser cutting system for high-speed cutting of a variety of materials. The machine features a multicontrol torch as standard equipment, eliminating the need for short-, medium-, and long-focus torches. The system has auto nozzle...

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Tube cutting system employs direct-diode laser

December 17, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has developed the Versatile Compact Laser (VCL) Tube-100 laser cutting system, designed for low-volume tube and bar components up to 4 in. dia. (3 in. square) and lengths up to 25 ft. The machine uses a direct-diode laser. It includes a fiber delivery system, and the...

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