New fiber laser from Cincinnati Inc.

Cincinnati Inc. (CI)’s new CLX 4-m by 2-m laser is built from the ground up for the automation-minded metal fabricator. The laser machine has the same toughness as its predecessor, yet weighs in at half the total tonnage and has a slimmer frame. Dual 24-in. touchscreen monitors allow operators to access machine controls while simultaneously… Continued

Trumpf celebrates 50 years

Trumpf Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary at its company headquarters in Farmington, Conn. Trumpf opened its first U.S. sales and service location in Farmington in 1969, a small operation run by three employees in a rented building. Today in 2019, Trumpf has several locations in the United States and North America that employ more… Continued

Rofin-Sinar UK rebrands as Luxinar

Rofin-Sinar UK rebranded as Luxinar Ltd., marking a new chapter in the company’s 20-year history. The move will allow the company to further strengthen its portfolio of sealed CO2 lasers and its new 100-W femtosecond laser, as well as maintain the company’s growth. Luxinar will continue to operate from its purpose-built manufacturing facility the United… Continued

X-ray movies show laser spattering

Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, created high-speed X-ray movies of laser spattering. Using X-ray imaging, the researchers captured the spattering behavior of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V during fabrication. The microscopic movies reveal a novel mechanism of laser spattering – the bulk explosion of a tongue-like protrusion that forms in… Continued

Lantek collaborates on parts nesting

Lantek Systems Inc. and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) have a collaborative agreement that focuses on developing new models of applied mathematics and algorithms to enable metal forming industries to reach high levels of efficiency in calculations. To start, the collaboration will explore new approaches for parts nesting. The project aims to design an… Continued

FMA announces DiPietro award recipient

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int’l (FMA) announced the 2019 Frank A. DiPietro award recipient is Stan Ream (left), an internationally recognized expert in industrial lasers, process development and analysis, and manufacturing systems design and performance. The award was established by FMA in 2017 in memory of Advanced Laser Applications Workshop (ALAW) founder Frank A. DiPietro (1926-2016). It is given annually to… Continued

Laser Research meets steel cutting requirements

Laser Research Optics introduced a line of laser lenses and mirrors offered in various focal lengths to match specific steel cutting requirements. The lenses and mirrors are optimized for 10.6-micron, 200-W to 4-kW CO2 cutting lasers, come in plano-convex and meniscus configurations, and can be supplied plain or mounted. They are offered in 1-in. to 2-in. OD… Continued

ULC announces renovation

United Lens Co. (ULC) announced a renovation to its main facility building in Southbridge, Mass. The renovation, a joint effort with Tighe & Bond and Ironclad Services Inc., is estimated to cost $15 million and will bring vital updates to ULC’s current utility system. The upcoming renovation project includes the construction of a new utility system… Continued

II-VI Inc. unveils laser cutting head

II-VI Inc. released its Bimo-FSC-L, a laser processing head with zoom optics optimized for ring-shaped laser beams. The growing adoption of ring-shaped laser beams for applications such as cutting thick mild steel is driving demand for versatile laser cutting heads with matched optics. The cutting heads have a magnification range of 1.3 to 3.6 and… Continued

Bystronic announces new dealer sales rep

Bystronic Inc. appointed John Fresonke, representing JF Reps LLC, direct sales representative for northern Minnesota and North Dakota. Previously Midwest regional sales manager for Bystronic, Fresonke brings more than 17 years of experience and knowledge, as well as direct sales and customer service expertise, to the manufacturers in the north. His knowledge of complex CNC… Continued

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