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Preco, PaR form sales/integration partnership

December 12, 2006

Preco Inc., Lenexa, Kan., and PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul, Minn., have partnered in the sales and integration of industrial-based laser processing technology and PaR's gantry, motion, and robotic systems technologies.The partnership focuses on applications for laser paint removal, laser cutting and...

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TRUMPF breaks ground on new facility

November 22, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. broke ground Nov. 21 on a new laser building being built on its Farmington, Conn., campus. The new research and manufacturing facility will be used to develop new lasers and expand the company's production of laser resonators.The high-tech facility, which adds 83,000 square feet to the...

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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard covers the best practices to allow first-time...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the market and related product development activities within the company.Bishop previously served as a...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and specialty gases; welding equipment, supplies, and services to Indiana and Ohio.Praxair also has made...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The company continues its distribution efforts in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and some...

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TRUMPF's laser facility construction plan approved

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has received town approval to construct a new laser facility at its Farmington, Conn., campus.The laser factory is designed to consolidate the company's local laser R&D, manufacturing, assembly, testing, and sales. With a building footprint of about 64,000 sq. ft., the facility will...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Mississauga, Ont., received the outstanding distributor performance award in recognition...

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and development at TRUMPF Inc. Laser Assembly Manager Steve Tower, Laser Development Manager Jochen...

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TRUMPF introduces disk laser system

July 11, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., unveiled its TruDisk 6002 laser with 6-kW laser power and 8-mm mrad beam quality to international customers and interested parties during an event in Schramberg, Germany.The event featured live demonstrations of robot scanner welding for more than 120 guests from...

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in the country. In 2005 the Malaysian Government eased rules to allow foreign investors 100 per cent...

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INTECH North America challenges fabricators

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. brought 80 people from 60 companies representing 23 states, Mexico, and Canada to its INTECH North America 2006 in-house "tradeshow" and educational conference, held May 2-4 at its Farmington, Conn., North American headquarters.In addition to product demonstrations and seminars, the...

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TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western Iowa, while Freehauf oversees northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and eastern Wisconsin. Both men manage...

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MC Machinery Systems names marketing manager

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Patrick Simon as marketing manager to lead marketing efforts for all product divisions and provide support to the sales staff.Simon was previously the vice president of business to business at LoSasso Advertising. While at the firm he served as...

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TRUMPF presents Laser Champion Award

May 9, 2006

The TRUMPF Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has presented Frank DiPietro with the first Laser Champion Award for his lifetime achievements in advancing the use of laser technology in industrial manufacturing.DiPietro founded the Automotive Laser Application Workshop (ALAW) in 1992 and...

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