Prima Power opens new Finland plant

Prima Power opened its new 65,000-plus square foot facility in Seinäjoki, Finland, which includes a production plant, offices and a showroom. The new location, already in operation since November, was officially inaugurated on March 21, 2019. Finn-Power Oy, the company of Prima Industrie Group manufacturing Prima Power turret punch presses, combined machines and systems, relocated… Continued

Epilog Laser releases rebranding

Epilog Laser launched a new corporate brand identity, including a redesign of the company’s website, logo, graphics, communications and correspondence. “Since our inception in 1988, Epilog Laser has built a strong reputation for innovation and quality. We want our logo to tell the story of the manufacturing technology company that we have grown to be,”… Continued

Richardson Electronics launches new website

Richardson Electronics Ltd. unveiled its redesigned website, featuring an online chat functionality allowing customers to engage with laser team experts in real time. It also features improved navigation and search. As part of the company’s strategy to expand its laser tube and consumables business worldwide, the site includes multiple foreign language options. It highlights a variety… Continued

Fume collector for plasma cutting from Camfil

Camfil APC’s Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) system collects and contains fumes generated by plasma cutting tables. The system is used in conjunction with a downdraft table to capture fumes at their source. It effectively processes fumes while maintaining a low pressure drop. The system is designed to pulse-clean more effectively to extend filter life, while… Continued

Trumpf Inc. announces contest winners

Last September, Trumpf Inc. began a contest to consign three TruPrint 1000 LMF systems for research purposes for one year. The contest brought in 22 applications from universities around North America that gave insight into their specific research objectives if they were to receive a TruPrint 1000 for their lab. Drexel University in Pennsylvania, Youngstown… Continued

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

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