GMTA offering Stiefelmayer laser in N.A.


German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) announced it will represent Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America. Stiefelmayer offers lasers for various cutting applications, including motor laminations, plus laser hardening. Coupled with the Arnold line of laser systems, the new lasers will give GMTA a formidable offering to the North American market, especially… Continued

BLM Group adds compressed air to all lasers


BLM Group announced the ability of high-pressure (HP) dry air, or compressed air, to be used as an assist gas on all of its flat sheet and tube laser cutting systems. Systems using compressed air can achieve faster speeds, improved cutting and smoother edge quality, especially in aluminum applications. When used in aluminum applications, HP dry… Continued

BLM Group names sales manager in Canada

BLM Group

BLM Group appointed Paul Maietta regional sales manager for the Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador provinces in Canada. Maietta has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing production and operations. Prior to joining BLM Group, he spent 20 years working at PLI Metal where he most recently served… Continued

Single-machine beveling from MicroStep


A beveling technology from MicroStep provides precise subsequent beveling with gantry-type CNC cutting machines. The Additional Beveling Process (ABP) allows beveling to be completed on a single machine generating measurable gains in quality, time and cost savings. ABP is fast, reliable and applicable to a variety of material processing options such as laser, plasma, oxyfuel and waterjet. The… Continued

MC Machinery expands Demmler’s territory

MC Machinery

Demmler Machinery is now the exclusive dealer for MC Machinery Systems Inc.’s lasers, press brakes and automation equipment in the territory covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Based in Pittsburgh, Demmler Machinery also represents Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and northern West Virginia. “Demmler Machinery has been a valued part of our distribution team since April 2020,… Continued

Hypertherm releases nesting software module

Hypertherm Inc. released Production Manager, an optional module for its ProNest advanced CAD/CAM nesting software. The web-based module improves productivity, maximizes machine uptime, boosts on-time delivery and increases material utilization. It seamlessly integrates with the Edge Connect CNC to automatically capture machine data without the need for operator intervention. In addition, it displays real-time production data so team… Continued

Trumpf announces laser product managers


Trumpf Inc. promoted Edyth Nicholson to product and project manager for high-power lasers at its laser technology center in Plymouth Township, Mich. Nicholson will be responsible for before- and after-sales technical support and management of customer projects related to high-powered lasers. Nicholson has more than 35 years of industry experience, which includes various positions in… Continued

LVD adds software features


LVD updated its CADMAN v8.7 software suite with several features, including the ability to integrate foreign operations such as tapping, chamfering and painting, as well as updates for the manufacturing execution system, smart drawing importer, punching, laser cutting, bending, and sorting and validating. The update helps enhance the sheet metal fabrication process flow by allowing… Continued

Bystronic acquires automation specialist Antil


Bystronic Inc. increased its existing 70 percent stake in Antil SpA by acquiring the remaining 30 percent minority stake. Since acquiring the majority, Bystronic has integrated Antil’s operations, doubled sales to approximately CHF 40 million at good profitability and increased the number of employees from 110 to 200. Antil’s portfolio includes loading and unloading laser… Continued

ScanLab offers new system for Z-axis integration

ScanLab GmbH launched its Z-axis generation varioScan II. The system design with new bearing technology now enables the compact Z-axis to be integrated into a laser machine in any mounting orientation. This additional flexibility simplifies the implementation of different laser system concepts for machine builders. The product line is for applications requiring f-theta lenses, as well… Continued

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