Laserdyne adds software for laser processing

Prima Power Laserdyne’s FastTrim CAD/CAM software is for use with its multi-axis precision laser processing systems. The all-in-one software enables users to model parts, define process paths, define feature locations and build part fixtures. It allows posting of a complete program for 2-D and 3-D laser welding, drilling and cutting applications. The software supports the… Continued

OnRobot releases gripper converter kit

OnRobot launched the digital I/O converter kit to support seamless integration of its RG2, RG6, Gecko and VG10 grippers with a range of cobots and traditional robotic arms. The small converter device facilitates out-of-box integration with Kuka, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Kawasaki, Doosan, Nachi and Techman robot arms. As different robot arms understand I/O signals differently, the… Continued

High-deposition welding from Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Co. introduces HyperFill, a twin-wire GMAW welding solution. Developed for semi-automatic or robotic applications, HyperFill is able to utilize two smaller diameter wires to produce a larger weld droplet and arc cone. In return, this generates a large weld puddle that is easier to manage and control. Unlike traditional twin-wire processes that typically… Continued

Beckwood launches servo-electric presses

Beckwood Press Co. released the EVOx line of servo-electric presses. With models ranging from 0.5 to 50 tons, the presses are for light-duty assembly applications, including clamping, crimping, joining, press fitting, punching/blanking, riveting, spring testing, staking and swaging. They are powered by Exlar electric roller-screw actuators, in lieu of hydraulic systems. The roller-screw technology ensures… Continued

CenterLine appoints sales and marketing VP

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appointed Phil Campbell VP of global sales and marketing. Campbell will continue to support the CenterLine sales organization and clientele while collaborating with CenterLine global affiliates to grow their business with global customers in their respective international regions. Campbell joined the company in 2007 and has 33 years of sales and sales… Continued

Coldwater hires regional account manager

Coldwater Machine Co. appointed Larry Sutton regional account manager for Michigan and Canada. Sutton will represent the company’s powertrain and automotive body structures sub-assembly line to Tier accounts. Serving as an account manager to OEM and Tier 1 automotive suppliers for more than 25 years, Sutton brings extensive knowledge of the industry and assembly technologies… Continued

AZZ expands coating services with acquisition

AZZ Inc. acquired all the assets and outstanding shares of K2 Partners Inc. K2 provides powder coating and electroplating services to customers in the Midwest and Southeast from locations in Texas and Florida. Through the acquisition, AZZ gains the powder coating operations of Centrix Powder Coating in Tampa, Fla., and the powder coating and electroplating operations of Cimcon Finishing… 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

Prima Power opens new Finland plant

Prima Power opened its new 20,000 sq.-m 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 its… Continued

HIWT announces TIG welding aerospace course

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) added a Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Aerospace (GTA110) course. Designed by a group with more than 30 years of combined aerospace welding experience, the 70-hour course develops the skills necessary for entrance into the aerospace industry.  During the course, students work with typical materials, weld joint configurations and tools… Continued

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