Trumpf names Smart Factory director

Trumpf Inc. named Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer director of its Smart Factory in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Iyer joined the company as head of the software division for North America in December of 2019. He was responsible for leading the sales, customer support and order processing teams across all TruConnect software products. In his new role, Iyer… Continued

Keller names Power Solutions Pro a distributor

Keller USA Inc. partnered with Power Solutions Pro LLC to distribute three new KLR aftermarket replacement filters. When introduced, the KLR series established a new industry standard for filter longevity. Embracing a tradition of innovation and improving filter lifecycles across the industry, the KLR filter now fits Camfil/Handte dust collectors, which are often paired with… Continued

New laser welding head from Cailabs

France-based Cailabs’ Canunda-HP laser welding head is for submillimeter ring beam shaping at powers up to 16 kW. The company’s MPL1C1 technology is relevant for laser welding because it can achieve high-quality ring beam shaping that achieves a weld without projections. It can also maintain high power to weld very thick or complex materials, such… Continued

Cincinnati expands Nascar sponsorship

Cincinnati Inc. expanded its Nascar program to become a primary sponsor of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by Kyle Larson (shown), for two races and be featured as a full-time associate sponsor of the team. “We are very happy to announce the expansion of our Nascar program in 2021,” said Tim Warning,… Continued

AMGTA announces eight new members

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced eight additional AM organizations have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 20. Joining as a new founding member is ExOne, a leader in industrial 3-D printing… Continued

Mac-Tech releases slag cleaner

Mac-Tech introduced Slat Boss slag cleaner for use on flatbed laser machines tables. The machine can support slats from 2.5 mm to 4 mm (0.10 in. 0.157 in.) thick. With automatic forward feed, it cleans slag up to 1.24 in. thick off steel, stainless steel and copper support slats, operating at speed of 1,600 rpm.… Continued

Desktop Metal announces aluminum breakthrough

Desktop Metal Inc. and Uniformity Labs announced a breakthrough powder that enables aluminum sintering for binder jetting additive manufacturing technology. The powder is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the companies to develop a low-cost, raw material yielding fully dense, sinterable 6061 aluminum with greater than 10 percent elongation and improved yield strength and… Continued

Hypertherm updates tube and pipe software

Hypertherm updated its Rotary Tube Pro 3 tube and pipe cutting software for machines with a rotary axis. New features and enhancements include common line cutting, which allows operators to cut two or more parts so that they share at least one common line with one another. This provides greater material utilization and better consumable life.… Continued

Bystronic appoints new regional manager

Bystronic Inc. appointed Gary Stevenson East Coast regional manager. With more than 28 years in the metal fabrication machine tool industry specializing in CNC lasers, press brakes, automation and software solutions, Stevenson’s collective background and first-hand knowledge enables him to understand and articulate client requirements into effective solutions. Further, he is a strong asset to… Continued

Bystronic and MSS Nitrogen partner on gas mixing products

Bystronic Inc. and MSS Nitrogen Inc. partnered to supply Bystronic’s NitroCube N2 Generation and NitrO2 Mixing products, both powered by MSS, into the North America market. MSS will supply the nitrogen generation and mixing products as well as provide installation, training and service. Bystronic will be responsible for the sales and distribution of the products.… Continued

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