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Faro Acquires Technology Rights
for Digital Shape Scanners
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Faro Technologies, Inc., Lake Mary, FL, a manufacturer of portable, computerized measurement devices and software, has acquired an exclusive license from Dimensional Photonics Intl., Inc. (DPI), Wilmington, MA, to develop, manufacture and sell DPI’s high-speed high-accuracy digital shape scanners. The transaction provides rights to more than 20 existing and pending patents related to DPI’s proprietary technology—accordion fringe interferometry—that creates a 3D digital model of a physical object’s surface by immersing it in patterns of light. Learn more at www.faro.com/dpi-3d
Schuler Enjoys Record-Setting Press-Line Order
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
The Schuler Group, Goppingen, Germany, announced that BMW Group has ordered three new press lines to upgrade three stamping plants in Germany. The lines represent the biggest order in Schuler’s history, the company says. By 2009, the BMW plant in Leipzig will install a six-station servo press, with a press force of 12,000 U.S. tons and equipped with a crossbar feeder. At the BMW plant in Regensburg, in addition to installing a new press line Schuler also will install a blanking line with servo drive. And, for its facility in Dingolfing, Germany, BMW has ordered a Schuler progressive-die press with a conventional drive and rated to 3400 U.S. tons. Learn more at www.schulerinc.com
Trumpf Opens High-Tech
Laser Research and Manufacturing Facility
Friday, May 02, 2008
On April 30, Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, cut the ribbon on its new 86,000-sq.-ft. Laser Innovation & Technical Excellence building. The new research and manufacturing facility will be used to develop new lasers and expand the firm’s production of laser resonators. It also will house Trumpf’s laser-marking application and sales group. Learn more at www.us.trumpf.com