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Lincoln Electric Partners to Provide
Hybrid Laser-GMA Welding

Friday, November 5, 2010
IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, MA, a provider of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, and Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., Cleveland, OH, a manufacturer of arc welding and cutting products, have formed a strategic partnership to explore global opportunities in the high-power laser welding and cutting market. Under the agreement, the two companies will seek to provide expanded turnkey hybrid fiber laser-gas metal arc welding solutions to industrial customers around the world. The partnership also will encompass cooperative sales, application development and marketing efforts. More at IPG is online at

Wisconsin Stamper Adds
Fineblanking to its Resume

Friday, November 5, 2010
Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, WI, a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has expanded its service offerings to include fineblanking capabilities. Components stamped with fineblanking tooling and hydraulic presses are noted for fully sheared, crisp edges. The process is well utilized in the home hardware, medical and automotive industries, and Jagemann expects to leverage its fineblanking capabilities to expand into other industries as well;

EuroBLECH 2010 Proves
More International Than Ever

Saturday, October 30, 2010
EuroBLECH 2010 closed its doors Saturday afternoon after welcoming 61,300 visitors who took in 1455 exhibitors from 43 countries. “After a difficult time, the sheetmetal-working industry is on the up again,” said Nicola Hamann, exhibition director, on behalf of the show’s organizers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “EuroBLECH 2010 was more international than ever as 46 percent of our exhibitors came from outside Germany and 39 percent of the ; and we could again increase our traditionally high percentage of international visitors. 39 percent of this year’s visitors came from outside Germany, compared to 35 percent last time.” An exhibitor survey found participants highly satisfied, particularly with the comprehensive range of products on display and with the international flavor of the show. Some 75 percent of all exhibiting companies intend to exhibit again at the next show, October 23–27 in Hanover, Germany. I blogged from the show with a couple of days of highlights, and will add more later.


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