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Trumpf names VP of technical service

Annette Doyle was appointed vice president of technical service for Trumpf Inc. Doyle joined the company in 2002 as a project engineer in the service department. Since that time, she has held several management positions, among them, head of machine assembly. In her new role, she will be responsible for customer service, spare parts and training.… Continued

IPG Photonics launches handheld laser welding

IPG Photonics Corp. released its LightWeld handheld laser welding system. Compared with traditional MIG and TIG welders, LightWeld enables faster welding, is easier to learn and operate, and provides consistent, high-quality results across a range of materials and thicknesses with low heat input and aesthetic finishes with minimal or no filler wire.  Simple controls, including… Continued

Bilsing announces laser cladding service

Bilsing Automation announced the implementation of EHLA, a laser cladding process using high-speed laser metal deposition (LMD) that helps protect components from corrosion and wear. As compared to hard chrome plating, thermal spraying and traditional LMD, EHLA provides an economically feasible and environmentally friendly alternative for coating surfaces in less time. Bilsing has mounted the laser beam… Continued

SigmaTek integrates business systems suite

SigmaTek Systems added its Business Systems Suite alongside the SigmaNest product portfolio in Version 20, Service Pack 2 (SP2). This latest release brings fabrication optimization and data management features inside one familiar user interface. As the core of the business system products, SigmaMRP provides single-source job management throughout manufacturing, from quotation to delivery and invoicing.… Continued

Velo3D Q&A on 3-D printing tall parts

Zach Murphree, vice present, technical partnerships, Velo3D, and Mike Corliss, vice president of technology, Knust-Godwin, recently took part in an extensive Q&A about 3-D printing meter-tall parts. Touted as the tallest build envelope in the powder-bed fusion category, Velo3D’s Sapphire system is the next generation metal additive manufacturing system designed for SupportFree metal 3-D printing.… Continued

Kasto introduces plate handler

Kasto added a new plate handler for safe, user-friendly unpacking and storage of sheet metal stacks. The device significantly reduces the amount of manual handling required for heavy plates. It not only saves time but also helps prevent accidents and injuries. The plate handler consists of a drum-shaped turning device with a support table that… Continued

MC Machinery offers virtual product demos

MC Machinery Systems Inc. is offering virtual product demos in laser, EDM, milling, press brake and automation. Businesses can interact with MC Machinery product experts via video live streamed from the company’s Chicago-area showroom. During the demos, product specialists can discuss and collaborate on manufacturing challenges and solutions, demonstrate equipment and answer specific questions. High-definition video technology shows machining… Continued

Prima Power Laserdyne introduces AM machine

Prima Power Laserdyne’s Laserdyne 811 is a hybrid additive manufacturing machine that combines directed energy deposition (DED) additive manufacturing, welding, drilling and cutting capabilities. The combination of workstation, controller and laser in one machine offers a cost-effective, high-speed, reliable solution for low-and high-throughput manufacturing that takes full advantage of fiber laser technology. The working envelope is… Continued

Bystronic announces sales engineer

Bystronic Inc. announced Zack Morrison joined the company as a direct sales engineer for the Oklahoma and Kansas territories. With more than 10 years of direct manufacturing industry experience in sales management and CNC production, Morrison offers a combination of manufacturing experience combined with the skills of a consulting engineer. His collective background and first-hand… Continued

Koike offers laser cutting machine

Koike Aronson Ransome released the FiberPro CNC fiber laser cutting machine. The laser cutter offers robust capabilities at a competitive price, with Flashcut Pro Controller software that efficiently cuts materials like brass, copper, stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum. For precise and consistent cuts, the machine comes standard with a Precitec cutting head, as well… Continued

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