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Salvagnini and LVD to Jointly Develop
Robotic Press-Brake Cell

Thursday, December 4, 2003
Salvagnini b.v. and LVD Company n.v. have agreed to share engineering resources and technology to jointly develop an advanced robotic bending cell automatically programmed from a 3D CAD model. Slated for installation at a customer’s facility in January 2004, it will provide automated material handling. The cell will be based on Salvagnini’s RoboFormER robotic press-brake cell, and will incorporate an LVD PPEB servo-controlled hydraulic press brake. LVD’s recent advances in adaptive forming will provide real-time angle control. A proprietary control will operate the cell.

New Facility Manufactures Laser Optics

Wednesday, December 3, 2003
The Lasertec Division of American Torch Tip, Bradenton, FL, has established an optics-manufacturing facility. It boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment for producing optics used in lasers for welding and cutting. Learn more at

Rapid Prototyper Adds
11th Laser-Cutting Machine

Tuesday, December 2, 2003
The Laser Group of NTC America Corp., Farmington Hills, MI, has sold a five-axis TLM 610 laser-processing system to 3-Dimensional Services, Rochester Hills, MI. The firm designs, engineers and builds rapid-prototype parts. The order is its 11th NTC laser-system purchased since the firm’s founding in 1991.


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