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Prima Demonstrates Latest in Laser Cutting

Tuesday, June 8, 2004
A recent seminar at Prima Laser Tools, Chicopee, MA, presented the latest company offerings in laser cutting and showcased Prima’s new 68,000-sq.-ft. facility. Prima officials demonstrated how lasers offer productivity advantages due to their reported ability to cut material in thicknesses to 1 in. cost effectively and at speeds surpassing traditional machining methods without lengthy setups. The seminar also addressed how laser technology can be used for rapid prototyping and fabricating of parts. Demonstrations featured the new six-axis Domino laser-cutting system with 2D and 3D cutting capabilities, which can cut flat and shaped parts, and also perform bevel cutting. Also demonstrated were the Platino 1530 2D laser system that features a small footprint and access from three sides, and the Cenit CNC-programming-software package designed for the company’s 3D systems. For more, visit

Banner Wins Best of Web Award

Tuesday, June 8, 2004
The e-commerce website of Banner Engineering,, has been selected by Compliance magazine as a Best of the Web award recipient. Banner, Minneapolis, MN, earned third-place honors in the Best E-Commerce Web Site category for its broad offering of easy-to-specify and easy-to-purchase safety products, according to the magazine.

Training Offered on Drives, Controls and Hydraulics

Monday, June 7, 2004
The Service Automation business unit of the Bosch Rexroth Corp. will provide drive and control technical training at its facilities in Auburn Hills, MI, and Hoffman Estates, IL. It will offer training in hydraulics at its sites in Bethlehem, PA, Dearborn, MI, and Spokane, WA. Training will also be available at three Canadian facilities in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Classes are offered August through December. For more information and a class schedule, e-mail


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