MC Machinery opens N.C. tech center

MC Machinery Systems Inc. opened a new southeast technology center in Concord, N.C., featuring a showroom and offices for service and applications employees. The facility will provide customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support. The 16,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a 13,500-sq.-ft. showroom; a training area for onsite and virtual training;… Continued

Coherent and II-VI to supply welding solutions

Coherent Inc. and II‐VI Inc. entered into a supply agreement creating a collaboration to enable faster process development and streamlined production services for automotive laser welding applications. These include high-strength alloy welding for automotive body-in-white applications and mass production copper welding for electrification applications. Coherent will provide customers with the convenience of a single point… Continued

Bystronic opens new experience center

Bystronic Inc. showcased its new Experience Center over a course of 10 days this past November. While adhering to strict Covid restrictions, guests were invited to view product lines that serve the laser cutting and bending manufacturing markets. A total of six newly released products were demonstrated including the ByStar Fiber now available with up… Continued

CI names president & CEO

Cincinnati Inc. (CI) appointed Timothy L. Warning president and CEO. Warning has a strong track record and has consistently demonstrated the ability to build highly skilled and innovative teams to the companies he has served. Most of his career was spent growing businesses for 36 years. “It is both an honor and a privilege to… Continued

MC Machinery names marketing coordinator

MC Machinery Systems Inc. announced Mary Bopp as marketing coordinator in the company’s Chicago-area headquarters. Bopp has several years of experience working in marketing and communications, most recently at a software company in Glendale, Wis. She will be responsible for supporting the marketing department and will perform a wide variety of activities, including supporting the… Continued

Battery Ventures acquires businesses

Investment firm Battery Ventures agreed to acquire the Cimatron and GibbsCAM software businesses from 3D Systems Inc. As part of the acquisition, Cimatron and GibbsCAM will join Battery-backed SigmaTek Systems LLC, a CAD/CAM software provider serving professional fabricators, in a new holding company called Cambrio. Headed by Robbie Payne, current SigmaTek Systems CEO and a… Continued

SLM Solutions offers powerful laser system

Designed for mass production, SLM Solutions’ NXG XII 600 system comes equipped with 12 1-kW lasers that can operate simultaneously. Each of the 12 optics features a double lens system with “zoom functionality,” which enables users to choose between spot sizes in the focal plane. This enhanced lens system acts to not only boost the machine’s… Continued

Laser Mechanisms marks 40th anniversary

Laser Mechanisms Inc. officially marked its 40th anniversary in 2020. The company was founded in 1980 by William G. Fredrick, a leading pioneer in the field of industrial laser processing. Fredrick envisioned his new company developing a building block system of standard laser beam delivery components, including an articulated arm system, that could be custom… Continued

Winners of 2020 reshoring award

Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Trenton Forging earned the award by winning a… Continued

RoboVent’s dust collector for fiber lasers

RoboVent offers the Senturion dust collector that has been optimized for the volume and type of dust produced by fiber laser cutting. Features include a powerful and efficient motor-blower combination to ensure adequate airflow for laser cutting  applications; a lower air-to-cloth ratio (more filter media per CFM of air) to handle large volumes of dust;… Continued

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