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Laserdyne adds software for laser processing

Prima Power Laserdyne’s FastTrim CAD/CAM software is for use with its multi-axis precision laser processing systems. The all-in-one software enables users to model parts, define process paths, define feature locations and build part fixtures. It allows posting of a complete program for 2-D and 3-D laser welding, drilling and cutting applications. The software supports the… Continued

BLM Group names regional sales managers 

BLM Group USA appointed Cody Anderson (right) regional sales manager, Central U.S. Anderson will direct sales efforts in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Missouri for its laser tube cutting systems, benders and machining equipment. He brings 22-plus years of experience in fabrication and metalworking. The company also recently named Danyel (Dan) Benoit (left) regional… Continued

ULC announces shop manager

United Lens Co. promoted Christian Ramos to optical shop manager. Ramos has been with the company since 2006, and has maintained a reputation for being the “go to” guy for technical questions of any kind. He has led the floor in double side polishing for several years.  

Hypertherm announces updates to nesting software

Hypertherm Inc. announced updates to ProNest 2019 CAD/CAM nesting software. With the new PDF import feature, users can directly import vector-based PDF files such as engineering drawings or specification sheets, eliminating the need for separate .dxf and .dwg files. Scribe text additions make it possible to automatically mark parts during import with unique identifying information.… Continued

Coherent CEO announces retirement

Coherent Inc. announced John Ambroseo, president and CEO, is transitioning to retirement by April 2021. “Throughout my nearly 17 years as CEO of Coherent, I always try to take the long view on the markets, technologies and the company,” Ambroseo said. “I believe this approach allows us to make better decisions benefitting all stakeholders. I… Continued

Bystronic introduces 12-kW fiber laser

The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic Inc. features a 12-kW fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head that enables the BeamShaper option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 in. With the 12-kW laser, cutting speeds increase up to 20 percent on average with nitrogen, compared to the previously available 10-kW… Continued

Polaris adds laser wobble technology

Laser wobble has been added to Polaris Motion‘s laser CNC toolbox. The laser wobble technique can improve laser welding, cutting, engraving and marking. By using wobble-based laser welding, a smaller spot size may be selected, which offers higher fluence. The effective size of the liquid weld pool is determined by the wobble dimensions and frequency. This… Continued

Murata Machinery names fabrication sales manager

Murata Machinery USA Inc. announced Jeff Tyl as North American sales manager for fabrication products. Tyl has more than 15 years of sales management experience with the last 12 years of his career managing fabrication opportunities for OEMs and structural steel projects in the southeastern United States. He comes to the company with significant experience… Continued

Lantek launches latest software release

Lantek’s Global Release 2019 incorporates more than 60 new features for the design and cutting of sheet metal parts and production planning. The aim of the new features is to extract and use data generated in the daily operation of factories. The data can then be used to optimize processes and be analyzed to enable… Continued

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Inc. signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal for Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government facilities. The LENS family offers additive manufacturing solutions for creating, enhancing and repairing metal components using high-powered lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics or… Continued

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