FMA announces DiPietro award recipient

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int’l (FMA) announced the 2019 Frank A. DiPietro award recipient is Stan Ream (left), an internationally recognized expert in industrial lasers, process development and analysis, and manufacturing systems design and performance. The award was established by FMA in 2017 in memory of Advanced Laser Applications Workshop (ALAW) founder Frank A. DiPietro (1926-2016). It is given annually to… Continued

Laser Research meets steel cutting requirements

Laser Research Optics introduced a line of laser lenses and mirrors offered in various focal lengths to match specific steel cutting requirements. The lenses and mirrors are optimized for 10.6-micron, 200-W to 4-kW CO2 cutting lasers, come in plano-convex and meniscus configurations, and can be supplied plain or mounted. They are offered in 1-in. to 2-in. OD… Continued

ULC announces renovation

United Lens Co. (ULC) announced a renovation to its main facility building in Southbridge, Mass. The renovation, a joint effort with Tighe & Bond and Ironclad Services Inc., is estimated to cost $15 million and will bring vital updates to ULC’s current utility system. The upcoming renovation project includes the construction of a new utility system… Continued

II-VI Inc. unveils laser cutting head

II-VI Inc. released its Bimo-FSC-L, a laser processing head with zoom optics optimized for ring-shaped laser beams. The growing adoption of ring-shaped laser beams for applications such as cutting thick mild steel is driving demand for versatile laser cutting heads with matched optics. The cutting heads have a magnification range of 1.3 to 3.6 and… Continued

Bystronic announces new dealer sales rep

Bystronic Inc. appointed John Fresonke, representing JF Reps LLC, direct sales representative for northern Minnesota and North Dakota. Previously Midwest regional sales manager for Bystronic, Fresonke brings more than 17 years of experience and knowledge, as well as direct sales and customer service expertise, to the manufacturers in the north. His knowledge of complex CNC… Continued

Salvagnini announces expansion project

In April 2019, Salvagnini America Inc. broke ground for the transformation of its customer resource campus in Hamilton, Ohio. Salvagnini’s multi-purpose building expansion will encompass approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of space focused on technologies including a complete line of all Salvagnini machines, IoT utilization, service and virtual simulations. It will feature dedicated areas for education,… Continued

Amada offers fiber laser with rotary index

Amada America Inc.’s Ensis 3015 RI is equipped with a 3-kW fiber laser and integrated rotary index that is located on one of three shuttle pallets, which makes it easy to switch from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting in as little as 2 min. The machine’s design expands process range capabilities to… Continued

Prima Power opens new Finland plant

Prima Power opened its new 65,000-plus square foot facility in Seinäjoki, Finland, which includes a production plant, offices and a showroom. The new location, already in operation since November, was officially inaugurated on March 21, 2019. Finn-Power Oy, the company of Prima Industrie Group manufacturing Prima Power turret punch presses, combined machines and systems, relocated… Continued

Epilog Laser releases rebranding

Epilog Laser launched a new corporate brand identity, including a redesign of the company’s website, logo, graphics, communications and correspondence. “Since our inception in 1988, Epilog Laser has built a strong reputation for innovation and quality. We want our logo to tell the story of the manufacturing technology company that we have grown to be,”… Continued

Richardson Electronics launches new website

Richardson Electronics Ltd. unveiled its redesigned website, featuring an online chat functionality allowing customers to engage with laser team experts in real time. It also features improved navigation and search. As part of the company’s strategy to expand its laser tube and consumables business worldwide, the site includes multiple foreign language options. It highlights a variety… Continued

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