SPI Lasers to rebrand under Trumpf banner

Trumpf announced business cooperation between Trumpf Laser-und Systemtechnik GmbH and SPI Lasers UK Ltd., both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Trumpf Group. Trumpf Laser-und Systemtechnik will combine the business operations of SPI Lasers UK Ltd. to bring advantages in industrial applications via disk and fiber technology and enhance customer service offerings. SPI Lasers products will… Continued

BEA Lasers releases laser diode modules

BEA Lasers introduced Flat Pack Laser (FPL) alignment modules. The module package includes the laser diode and its housing, a mounting base and a separate power supply. The 20-mm-high profile is good for mounting in size constrained applications.  The base is 30 mm square, and the laser housing is 18 mm by 18 mm; with… Continued

MC Machinery announces sales manager

MC Machinery Systems Inc. named Adam McCullough the new southeast regional sales manager for lasers, automation, press brakes and shears. McCullough’s two decades of experience began in manufacturing and engineering at his family’s job shop. For the past several years, he has held sales positions with laser manufacturers and CAD/CAM software companies. “Adam’s unique background complements his consultative approach to helping… Continued

Hypertherm releases nesting software update

Hypertherm Inc. released ProNest 2021, a major update of its CAD/CAM nesting software. New features include the CAD editor preference that allows users to set a default CAD program for edits to parts in the ProNest part list. The part report is quickly opened from the part list so users can add individual part reports with an image… Continued

Jenoptik names VP of sales and marketing

Jenoptik Optical Systems announced Thomas Breen joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Breen brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the optics and photonics industry. During his career, he has worked extensively in global sales leadership positions, developing product and systems for the defense, medical and industrial markets. Prior… Continued

BLM Group offers 6-axis laser cutting

BLM Group USA introduced the LT360 all-in-one 3-D cutting system that features a fiber laser cutting head mounted on a 6-axis robot working in tandem with a parts handling robot. The system offers the ability to process curved, hydroformed, pre-formed or pre-welded tubes as well as flat and stamped sheets in mild steel, stainless steel,… Continued

Mazak launches laser cutter

Mazak Optonics Corp.’s FT-150 Fiber tube cutting laser streamlines and automates laser cutting tube production processes. The machine includes a proprietary agile U-axis to facilitate speed and productivity and a 2.5D cutting head with focus detection. The programmable angle of the B-axis enables bevel cutting of the material thickness providing for improved welding, multiple tube… Continued

Mazak Optonics names sales manager

Mazak Optonics Corp. promoted Dan Konrath to southeast regional sales manager. Konrath will be responsible for the southeast territory which includes Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. He has five years of experience at Mazak Optonics and 15 years of sales experience owning his own business. Konrath stated, “I am… Continued

Coherent debuts fiber technology

Coherent Inc.’s HighLight FL4000CSM-ARM fiber laser enables advanced welding capabilities for high thermal conductivity metals. The laser overcomes limitations such as unstable welds due to welding head wear and a large heat-affected zone caused by ultrasonic or standard fiber laser welding. With the dual beam output (center beam surrounded by a ring beam), the center… Continued

IMTS cancelled for 2020

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show cancelled IMTS 2020, with a full commitment to returning to McCormick Place in Chicago for September 12-17, 2022. Instead, IMTS will offer two comprehensive digital programs, IMTS Network and IMTS Spark, over the next several months to assist exhibitors and the manufacturing community. The IMTS Network will live… Continued

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