Lantek launches latest software release

Lantek’s Global Release 2019 incorporates more than 60 new features for the design and cutting of sheet metal parts and production planning. The aim of the new features is to extract and use data generated in the daily operation of factories. The data can then be used to optimize processes and be analyzed to enable… Continued

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Inc. signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal for Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government facilities. The LENS family offers additive manufacturing solutions for creating, enhancing and repairing metal components using high-powered lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics or… Continued

Fume extraction systems from ULT

The ULT 200.1 series from ULT LLC is for the removal of laser and soldering fumes, dusts, gases, odors and vapors. The fume extraction systems’ modularity provides high flexibility regarding changing process conditions. The devices can be individually equipped with different filter units, such as for higher pollutant amounts or with activated carbon as needed.… Continued

Trumpf to acquire laser diode division from Philips

Trumpf Inc. is acquiring Photonics GmbH from Philips. This opens up a new market segment for Trumpf in addition to its existing business with high-power diode lasers and expands its product portfolio. Laser diodes from Philips Photonics are used, for example, in smartphones, digital data transmission and sensors for autonomous driving. Photonics GmbH employs around… Continued

LVD Strippit adds automation options to fiber lasers

LVD Strippit released automation offerings for its Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020 large-format fiber laser cutting machines, including options for an automated load/unload system and a range of tower solutions for the 4020. The flexible automation systems keep pace with the high-speed cutting of the laser and reduce material handling and preparation time.… Continued

Coherent creates new center of excellence

Coherent Inc. announced it expanded its Gilching, Germany, micromachining and subsystem facility and completed the relocation of its laser marking group from nearby Gunding. Designated as Coherent Munich, this center of excellence is a significant upgrade to the organization’s applications and R&D capabilities. Coherent Munich’s primary focus will be supplying integration-ready, laser-based subsystems, servicing a… Continued

Coherent releases series of laser machines

Coherent Inc.’s ExactSeries of fine materials processing equipment includes ExactCut micromachining systems for cutting. To reduce integration and qualification time, ExactCut ships with pre-programmed process parameters for the desired application and offers high flexibility for multi-purpose job shops. ExactCut systems combine the latest generation of pulsed fiber laser sources (3-kW pulse peak), a high stability… Continued

nLight’s Corona wins innovation award

nLight Inc. announced its Corona fiber laser was named the 2019 Prism Award winner for industrial lasers. The award from SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, recognizes outstanding examples of innovation in photonics. Industry expert judges review more than 150 applications for design and technology, novelty and innovation, need, market opportunity and impact.… Continued

nLight’s CEO wins statewide award

nLight Inc. announced that Scott Keeney, co-founder and CEO, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Sam Blackman Award by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO). This award, formerly known as the Technology Executive of the Year, honors executives of Oregon and Southwest Washington-based technology companies for excellence in industry leadership as well as… Continued

Bystronic announces regional managers

Bystronic Inc. appointed Victor Stepien as Midwest regional manager for Iowa, Minnesota, Northwest Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Stepien has more than 20 years of manufacturing and corporate management experience, as well as development and management of metal fabricating and other complex technical equipment. Bystronic also appointed Richard Chesnut as West Coast… Continued

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