Felsomat develops laser welding system

Felsomat developed a laser welding cell for a customer that offers production quality, versality and short cycle times. The cell is a complete welding system that includes press, laser clean and ultrasonic test stations, as well as a robot handling system. By combining all of these pieces, the complete part assembly can be performed in… Continued

Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Desktop Metal Inc. (DM) and ExOne Co. entered into a definitive agreement under which Desktop Metal will acquire ExOne. The acquisition extends DM’s product platforms with complementary solutions to create a comprehensive portfolio combining throughput, flexibility and materials breadth while allowing customers to optimize production based on specific application needs. Combining ExOne’s direct sales force… Continued

Hexagon offers fabrication project software

Hexagon’s Mfg. Intelligence Division released new manufacturing project management advances for its WorkPlan software to enable sheet metal fabricators to connect data from planning, quoting and manufacturing systems. The software helps automate planning and production processes, from determining material usage and production time estimation to optimizing processes and sheet metal nesting strategies from a single… Continued

LVD North America launches in-person tour

LVD North America announced its Innov8 program and Innovation Tour. The program offers fabricators in-person and virtual avenues to connect with technology and industry experts, informational resources, purchasing incentives and more. The tour is a mobile roadshow that launched in early October that will travel to fabrication shops across the United States. The tour features… Continued

New 650-W laser from Kern

Kern Laser Systems’ new 650-W KT650 laser features a laser beam output position, mounting points and overall package size that matches its 250-W and 400-W laser models. A redesign of the laser resonator cavity adds less than 10 lbs. to the overall weight of the 650-W model. The new patent-pending laser produces a high-quality, round… Continued

Lantek names U.S. sales director

Lantek USA appointed Anupam Chakraborty to direct its sales and business development efforts in North America. Previously, Chakraborty was vice president of Metamation. “I am delighted and excited to work with the Lantek group and its customer base here in North America,” he said. “I look forward to sparking strategic growth in new areas and… Continued

Hypertherm introduces plasma systems

Hypertherm Inc. announced three new air plasma systems called Powermax Sync. Powermax Sync and its SmartSync torch replace the traditional five-piece consumable stack-up with a single color-coded cartridge. Technology embedded in each cartridge automatically sets the correct amperage, air pressure and operating mode and lets operators know when a new cartridge is needed. Additionally, controls… Continued

Epicor partners with SecturaSoft

Epicor Software Corp. announced a strategic partnership with SecturaSoft whereby the SecturaFab estimating and quoting tool for manufacturers will be a direct integration, providing a one-stop-shop for existing and prospective Kinetic ERP system customers. Notable features include nesting logic for building quotes in seconds; work order integration to easily utilize previously stored geometry to make a… Continued

Cincinnati Inc. introduces fiber laser

Cincinnati Inc.’s new CLX fiber laser machine is an automation-ready 3-m-by-1.5-m and 4-m-by-2-m dual pallet powerhouse with half the total frame weight of previous iterations. Users get the intuitive and powerful control, dual 22-in. touchscreen monitors and four interior cameras with different aspect ratios. The light source is an nLight 15-kW Corona laser. The company… Continued

ScanLab’s measuring system corrects laser machining deviations

ScanLab GmbH announced it is supplying the core component for a new machine concept of stoba Customized Machinery for laser drilling in the micrometer range. The processing machine integrates the 5-axis precSYS microprocessing system with a femtosecond laser and optical measurement for automatic correction of drilling results. The stoba measuring system can inspect drill holes… Continued

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