Yaskawa Motoman optimizes laser welding

Yaskawa GA50

Yaskawa Motoman’s 6-axis GA50 robot offers high path accuracy and is suited for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners, as well as laser welding, plasma cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the ideal path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Depending on the application, path accuracy can be within 0.1 mm… Continued

VP of sales named at GMTA


German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) named Marius Braun vice president of sales. Braun will supervise the North American sales for various gear making and related lines of machine tools for automotive and other power transmissions, plus cleaning equipment and the newly acquired Steifelmayer line of lasers for motor lamination production. In addition, he will… Continued

Dynamic beam laser welding simulation developed

Dynamic beam laser welding

Laser experts at the Tu Wien Institute of Production Engineering and Photonic Technologies collaborated with Civan Lasers to simulate its disruptive dynamic beam laser technology. The multi-physics simulation software is capable of modeling the megahertz-level frequencies of Civan’s dynamic beam lasers. The work improves understanding of how these beam shaping lasers influence control of keyhole… Continued

Cambrio updates nesting software


Cambrio updated its SigmaNest software suite to version 22. It features enhancements to all areas of the SigmaSuite product portfolio, including CAD/CAM nesting for router, bevel, punch and cut to length. The redesigned installer detects all existing products for upgrading. Programmers benefit from enhanced import capabilities for the latest native CAD formats, such as sketch… Continued

Laser Sorting System from MC Machinery

MC Machinery

MC Machinery Systems Inc.’s new ASTES4 Advanced modular sorting system can help with worker shortages and bottlenecks resulting from higher volume fiber lasers. The high-speed sorting system can be integrated with the SmartFlex Rapid automated sheet loader and a Mitsubishi fiber or CO2 laser. Features include an integrated tool changer head with six programmable tools and… Continued

Messer acquires Flame Technologies

Flame Messer

Messer Cutting Systems y acquired Flame Technologies Inc., Austin, Texas. Flame Technologies produces high-quality oxyfuel welding, cutting and heating products for the U.S. and international markets. The company was a family owned and founded in 1980 and has 48 employees in administration, sales and production. “We are very excited to welcome Flame Tech into the… Continued

New cutting and bending software from CI

CI Nesting-Pro

Cincinnati Inc. (CI) announced its new Nesting Pro and BendSim Pro software. Users can experience improved offline programming efficiency or the ready-to-run programs allow the shop to operate with standardized operations and less manual setup. Users can make accurate simulations offline and cut and bend more precisely. Nesting Pro provides the ability to supercharge nested… Continued

BLM Group USA welcomes director of service

BLM Dilling Mark

BLM Group USA appointed Mark Dilling director of service, responsible for the United States and Canada. In this position, Dilling assumes a key strategic and operational leadership role responsible for the development, continuous improvement and delivery of customer service. This incorporates overseeing machine installation, tech support, training, maintenance and repairs. He has more than 20 years of… Continued

New president and CEO named at TRUMPF


TRUMPF announced Lutz Labisch as the new president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc. Labisch will be responsible for production, sales and service of TRUMPF’s machine tool and laser technology product portfolio in North America and for the strategy and business operations at subsidiaries in the United States, including Connecticut, California, Illinois and Michigan. He will… Continued

Quoting tool for laser job shops

Quoting tool for laser job shops

The new ToolBox digital tool kit from Tempus Tools Inc. turns a CAD drawing into an accurate quote quickly. The digital tool kit can also provide a 3-D unfolding service, whereby it can be fed full 3-D schematics of a product and it will select precisely all the 2-D sheet metal surfaces required to be cut by… Continued

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