LIA invites Steen award nominations

Laser Institute of America (LIA) is taking applications for the William M. Steen Award for significant developments in laser material processing. To bring focus to the many developments taking place and to promote the development of new ideas, LIA is making awards for the top three ideas of the year as adjudicated by a prize giving panel.… Continued

BLM enhances laser cutters

BLM Group enhanced its LT Fiber EVO and CO2-type LT722D automatic laser cutting systems with Active Tools. These solutions automatically adapt process parameters for results independent of operator experience.  The suite of tools includes Active Tilt, which uses focus head movement to provide fast processing of small features; Active Scan, which eliminates errors induced by… Continued

MC Machinery announces sales rep, dealer


MC Machinery Systems Inc. named Scott Yurashek its South Texas regional sales representative handling laser, automation and press brake products. Yurashek, who is based in Houston, has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and printing industry sales. The company also announced that Demmler Machinery Inc. is a dealer for lasers, press brakes and… Continued

Trumpf appoints product manager

Trumpf Inc. named Salay Quaranta 2D TruLaser product manager. Salay has been with the company for five years. Since 2006, she has held notable industry roles with experiences ranging from research and product management to sales strategy and business development for organizations in the United States and abroad. In her new role, Salay will provide… Continued

Bystronic’s first machine at new facility

Bystronic Inc. assembled its first laser cutting machine at its new facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The next generation BySmart Fiber 3015 laser cutting machine, with 8-kW and 10-kW fiber laser power, will be shipped virtually fully assembled to most locations within North America. This process will reduce the installation time at the customer’s location… Continued

Coherent offers high output in one package

Coherent Inc.’s HighLight DL HPS is an industrial diode laser that offers 1 kW to 4 kW power output in a compact, self-contained package. It is useful for systems integrators and end users performing metal cladding, heat treating, brazing and welding. The laser head, power supply, water chiller and heat exchanger are all contained in… Continued

Coherent appoints CEO

Coherent Inc. named Andreas “Andy” W. Mattes president and CEO and a member of the board of directors. The company also appointed Mark Sobey, a 13-year senior executive of the company, as executive vice president and COO. “We are delighted to welcome Andy Mattes as Coherent’s new CEO, ushering in an exciting new chapter of… Continued

Laser technology innovator passes

William H. “Bill” Shiner, who holds several laser technology patents and was a founding member of Laser Institute of America, passed away in May. Shiner started his professional career at American Optical Corp. He and a partner later purchased the laser division and founded Laser Inc., which they sold to Coherent in 1978, and Shiner… Continued

Velo3D and Honeywell Aerospace partner on 3-D Printer

Velo3D and Honeywell Aerospace announced a partnership to qualify Velo3D’s Sapphire system as a manufacturing platform for 3-D print production of aircraft components. The system was selected for building highly complex geometries without the requirement of support structures. It will be located in Honeywell Aerospace’s Phoenix facility. The qualification process is underway and is focused on Inconel.… Continued

Trumpf increases in automotive applications

For the third year in a row, Trumpf recorded a rise in revenues from solutions that play a direct role in the production of batteries, electric motors and power electronics for e-mobility. The company has also seen an uptick in inquiries about manufacturing technologies for fuel cells, primarily from automotive suppliers. A quarter of its… Continued

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