MC Machinery names marketing coordinator

MC Machinery Systems Inc. announced Mary Bopp as marketing coordinator in the company’s Chicago-area headquarters. Bopp has several years of experience working in marketing and communications, most recently at a software company in Glendale, Wis. She will be responsible for supporting the marketing department and will perform a wide variety of activities, including supporting the… Continued

Battery Ventures acquires businesses

Investment firm Battery Ventures agreed to acquire the Cimatron and GibbsCAM software businesses from 3D Systems Inc. As part of the acquisition, Cimatron and GibbsCAM will join Battery-backed SigmaTek Systems LLC, a CAD/CAM software provider serving professional fabricators, in a new holding company called Cambrio. Headed by Robbie Payne, current SigmaTek Systems CEO and a… Continued

SLM Solutions offers powerful laser system

Designed for mass production, SLM Solutions’ NXG XII 600 system comes equipped with 12 1-kW lasers that can operate simultaneously. Each of the 12 optics features a double lens system with “zoom functionality,” which enables users to choose between spot sizes in the focal plane. This enhanced lens system acts to not only boost the machine’s… Continued

Laser Mechanisms marks 40th anniversary

Laser Mechanisms Inc. officially marked its 40th anniversary in 2020. The company was founded in 1980 by William G. Fredrick, a leading pioneer in the field of industrial laser processing. Fredrick envisioned his new company developing a building block system of standard laser beam delivery components, including an articulated arm system, that could be custom… Continued

Winners of 2020 reshoring award

Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Trenton Forging earned the award by winning a… Continued

RoboVent’s dust collector for fiber lasers

RoboVent offers the Senturion dust collector that has been optimized for the volume and type of dust produced by fiber laser cutting. Features include a powerful and efficient motor-blower combination to ensure adequate airflow for laser cutting  applications; a lower air-to-cloth ratio (more filter media per CFM of air) to handle large volumes of dust;… Continued

Jenoptik appoints automotive president

Jenoptik named Steve Green president of Jenoptik Automotive North America. Green’s experience in manufacturing and automation will help lead the way toward executing key market strategies for growth in the region, continuing to expand product offerings into different industries and magnify customer service efforts. He has more than 25 years of manufacturing, automation and specialty… Continued

LVD Strippit offers fiber laser cutter

LVD Strippit offers the YSD LaserOne fiber laser cutting machine with a 2-kW or 4-kW laser power source in a 120-in.-by-60-in. table size. The laser cutter cuts a variety of materials and thicknesses, has low operating and maintenance costs, and provides a quick return on investment. It features a Precitec cutting head with NC focus,… Continued

Bystronic Canada adds direct sales engineer

Bystronic Canada Ltd. appointed Ed Bonarek direct sales engineer for Western Quebec. Bonarek brings more than 30 years of sales and customer service experience in the food and packing, HVAC and manufacturing industries, representing several well-known international corporations. He offers an impressive combination of industry expertise, equipment and systems knowledge, and skills developed as a… Continued

nLight releases laser for AM

nLight Inc. introduced its AFX-1000 fiber laser for the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market. Leveraging programmable laser technology, the high-power fiber laser can switch between a single-mode beam and other beam profiles without the use of free space optics. The beam shaping function is performed entirely inside the laser. Discrete beam profiles can be selected on the… Continued

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