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Minn. Medical-Device Maker
Moves to New, Larger Facility

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
LSA Laser, specialists in laser-beam cutting, welding, ablation and marking for an array of medical devices, has moved into a new 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Plymouth, MN. Among the devices it manufactures are defibrillation leads, stents, catheters, surgical and dental instruments, orthopedics and heating devices. Along with adding manufacturing space, the move allows the firm to expand its R&D capabilities, to work with customers’ design engineers throughout the product-development process. LSA Laser operates 22 laser-processing systems;

Zapp Tooling Alloys Opens U.S. Operations

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
German-based Robert Zapp Werkstofftechnik GmbH, a distributor of PM materials for the European and Asian tooling markets, has opened Zapp Tooling Alloys, Inc., in Summerville, SC. The new location—18,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space—offers its ZPM-brand tool and high-speed steels in plate, round and flat bars, in several alloys including equivalent alloys to CPM 3V, 9V, 10V, and S90V. Learn more at

Check Out Version 2.0

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Machine-tool online marketplace has released version 2.0 of its website, built on an open-architecture platform and loaded with new features. Visitors will note and appreciate improved search functionality, more photos, video ads, a machine knowledge database and more. And, site content can be viewed in Chinese, Spanish and German, in addition to English, with plans to release versions in Portuguese, Russian, Italian and Japanese.


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