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MC Machinery Announces New Regional Sales Representative

MC Machinery Announces New Regional Sales Representative

March 4, 2020
MC Machinery Systems has named Craig Barbeck to the MC Machinery team as a Regional Sales Representative for the Northern Ohio Territory. Barbeck will support the sales team with a focus on laser and press brake products.
By MC Machinery Systems Inc. Press Release
Prima Power Laserdyne’s new facilities at 7105 Northland Terrace North in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The new facility includes all manufacturing, engineering, customer demonstration, training and administrative operations.

Prima Power Laserdyne Moves To Expanded New Facilities To Support Growth

March 2, 2020
Prima Power Laserdyne has relocated and expanded its manufacturing and operations center. During February, Prima Power Laserdyne moved from its old location in Champlin, Minn., to the new facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
By Prima Power Laserdyne Press Release
Prima Power’s Laser Next 1530 is used primarily for the hot stamping die part of DTG’s business, including R&D work, prototype work, production tool tryout, process development and low volume production.

Advanced Lasers Meet Diverse Needs of Tooling Group

February 5, 2020
Advanced laser technology has been instrumental in making the four affiliated companies of the Diversified Tooling Group, Madison Heights, Mich., into a leading supplier of single-source manufacturing solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, defense, industrial equipment, power generation, rail and foundry industries.
By Diversified Tooling Group

New System Improves Fiber Laser Welding of Aerospace and Defense Assemblies

October 30, 2019
Fiber laser welding is all about control of the process, according to Kurt Magedanz, laser process engineer at Ace Precision Machining Corp., Oconomowoc, Wis. With its new Laserdyne 430 systems, Ace Precision has made huge strides with weld quality while reducing operator intervention in the process.
By Prima Power Laserdyne & Ace Precision Machining Corp.

Traditional Versus Laser Welding

October 28, 2019
With much faster processing speeds and higher quality, you might think laser welding would quickly take over the field. But traditional welding hangs on. And depending on who you ask and what applications you consider, it may never go away.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

Adapting Metal Cutting to Higher Power, Higher-Speed Lasers

October 25, 2019
Using lasers to cut metal, especially sheet metal or tubes, continues to show its value. The market is becoming dominated by the newer solid-state fiber laser over its CO2 gas rival. Fiber’s advantages in ease of operation, packaging and efficiency are clear.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
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    Laser Welding for Sheetmetal Fabricators

    April 18, 2017
    Although laser welding is a well-established manufacturing solution, many sheetmetal fabricators have been hesitant to implement the process at their shop.
    By Robin Stuhler - TruLaser Sales Engineer, Trumpf
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    Fiber Lasers Continue to Gain Market Share in Material Processing Applications

    February 1, 2016
    The first kilowatt-class fiber laser for material processing was introduced by IPG Photonics in early 2002. Since that time, the adoption of fiber lasers for production applications has grown at a rapid rate. Today, fiber lasers are becoming the choice for most major production laser applications as well as converting traditional welding and cutting processes to fiber laser technologies.
    By Bill Shiner - Vice President Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics
  • Geoff Shannon
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    Lasers Grow Manufacturing

    June 1, 2015
    Today, laser technology in manufacturing touches all of our lives on a daily basis; lasers cut air bag material and weld air bag detonators for our in-car safety; lasers weld the batteries in many of our mobile devices; lasers drill aero-engine components for planes; lasers cut the glass for our smart phones and tablets screens; lasers weld the drivetrains in our cars and trucks; lasers cut medical stents that increase and enhance our lives, just to name a few.
    By Geoff Shannon, PhD - Manager, Advanced Technology, Amada Miyachi America, Member Since 2009

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