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Laser Technologies Offer a Growing Array of Choices

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

2015-05-01

Lasers first started making a significant impact for manufacturing in the early to mid 1970s. Since then, a number of advances, both evolutionary and revolutionary, have made lasers a common tool of choice for applications such as cutting, welding, drilling, brazing, and cladding. They are often easier to automate than many of their mechanical competitors. No moving part contacts the metal, so no tool wears out that needs replacement. Full Article

Stefan Fickenscher Named Managing Director, TRUMPF Canada



Press Release - TRUMPF

3/30/2015

Effective April 1, 2015, Stefan Fickenscher will become Managing Director of TRUMPF Canada. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany as head of central sales subsidiaries in the machine tool division.Fickenscher joined TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in 2002 as International Project Manager, 2D lasers. Full Article

United Grinding Focuses New Laser System on Diamond Tool Processing



Press Release - United Grinding

3/3/2015

UNITED GRINDING has extended its line of WALTER EWAG technologies for cutting tool production to now include the LASER LINE ULTRA 5-axis machining center that incorporates ultra-short pulse laser technology. Full Article

Precise, Clean, Lightweight Joining with Laser Welding



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

2/1/2015

Welding with lasers is a key enabler for a growing number of applications, such as lightweighting. Take, for example, tailor welded blanks (TWB), in which sheets of steel are tailor welded with different thicknesses, strengths, or coatings prior to stamping into formed parts. TWB was first introduced using lasers, and it allows designers to put thicker material where needed for strength, with thinner gages elsewhere. Full Article

Laser Manufacturing Expands Its Reach



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

11/1/2014

There are at least two factors that are making lasers more attractive than ever for cutting, welding, and other material processing tasks. One is increasing power and the other is their improved ruggedness, according to Jim Rogowski, director of machine & power tool sales for Trumpf (Farmington, CT). More power means more productivity, cutting thicker materials or cutting the same materials faster. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Refrigeration Company Warms to Fiber Lasers



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

10/1/2014

Traulsen has earned a premier name in refrigeration for the foodservice market. That reputation is grounded in a long history of delivering products designed and built to the highest possible standards of performance, quality and durability in the industry. These standards for innovation and value were set by its founder, Harry Traulsen, who formed the business in 1938 as Traulsen & Company in Queens, NY. Full Article

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