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Lasers for Manufacturing Event
Slated for Late September
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Laser Institute of America presents the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), September 27-28 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. A combination of technology exhibits and educational programs will allow attendees to learn about automation equipment, laser choices, beam delivery and more. Keynote presentations will address the impact of laser technology in the automotive, aerospace, medical-device and other industries.
Among the 1-hr. educational programs on the agenda:
• Properties and applications (cutting, welding and cladding) for the various types of lasers used in manufacturing
• Laser systems—key components and options
• Choosing the low-cost method for manufacturing
• Laser safety
Learn more and register to attend at www.lia.org/conferences/laserevent
PA Service Center Adds 4th Waterjet Machine
Monday, June 27, 2011
The Pottstown, PA metal-service center operated by Jacquet Mid Atlantic has added its fourth Jet Edge waterjet-cutting machine. The new machine can handle sheet and plate to 13 by 21 ft., and features a pair of abrasive-jet cutting heads, a 100-hp 60-KSI pump, independent programmable z carriages, programmable height sensing, closed-loop water filtration and a garnet-removal system. Jacquet operates five metal-service centers in North America stocking 19 grades of stainless-steel and nickel-alloy plates; www.jacquetmetals.com
. Learn more about Jet Edge waterjet-cutting machines at www.jetedge.com
Tier Two/Three Automotive Stamper
Climbs to Tier One
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sun Microstamping Technologies, Clearwater. FL, announced its receipt of a new program from General Motors to supply components for GM’s second-generation full-electric car. Sun, traditionally as Tier 2 and 3 supplier to the automotive industry, as well as to the medical, electronic, telecommunications and marine industries, performs precision metal stamping and custom plastic insert and injection molding; www.sunmicrostamping.com