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Mi-Light Scholarships are Awarded by Baker College

Mi-Light Scholarships are Awarded by Baker College

Ann Arbor, MI — Mi-Light, the Michigan photonics industry cluster, announces that $3,000 in scholarships given to Baker College of Flint have been awarded. Roger Fischer and Dennis LaPorte, have each received a $1,500 scholarship to pursue an associate degree in photonics and laser technology at Baker College.

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Annette Doyle assumes role of Managing Director at TRUMPF Limited, UK.

TRUMPF Annette Doyle assumes role of Managing Director at TRUMPF Limited, UK

Farmington, Conn., June 22, 2015 - Effective July 1, 2015, Annette Doyle will take on the role of Managing Director of TRUMPF Limited, the UK subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, located in Luton, Bedfordshire. She succeeds Mr. Scott Simpson who will leave TRUMPF after more than 20 years to pursue his own individual projects.

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Germany’s ebm-papst Energy Scouts Journey to US on Green Mission

TRUMPF German's ebm-pabst Energy Scouts Journey to US on Green Mission

Last week, three ebm-papst energy scouts from Germany took their sustainability vision further - much further - by embarking on a one-week trip to the United States. They spent time at the company's US subsidiary - ebm-papst, Inc. of Farmington, Conn. There, they presented their expertise to colleagues and shared their experiences with more than 200 employees. And that was just the beginning of their visit.

Armed with tools including a thermal imaging camera and compressed-air measuring devices, the energy scouts conducted energy assessments throughout the week at Sound Manufacturing, Inc. of Old Saybrook, a precision sheet metal manufacturer, and Trumpf Inc. of Farmington, an industrial laser and fabricating equipment manufacturing facility. They identified specific energy leaks and made suggestions to each facility on how to reduce energy waste and maximize their resources.

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TruLaser Cell 8030 – now even better

TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 8030 – now even better

Farmington, CT, April 20, 2015 – TRUMPF has released the second generation TruLaser Cell 8030, a multi-axis machine designed specifically for laser cutting hot stamped 3D components. Based on experience gained with the first generation, TRUMPF has significantly enhanced the machine’s performance. The new TruLaser Cell 8030 is more productive and energy-efficient than its predecessor, has lower investment costs and features a modular design for flexible configurations. 

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Two-Axis Gear-Drive Gimbal is Both Economical and Accurate

Aerotech's two-axis gear-drive gimbal is both economical and accurate 

Aerotech's AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbals provide economical, high-accuracy elevation-over-azimuth positioning. The AMG-GR is available in a variety of standard travel ranges in both azimuth and elevation to fit any application. Due to the flexibility of the design, customized travels are easily accommodated. A variety of accuracy grades, motor types, and cell designs make this the ideal solution for applications ranging from sensor calibration to laser beam steering.

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Agilent’s X-Ray Diffraction Business Acquired by Rigaku

Rigaku Corp. and Agilent Technologies Announce Rigaku to Acquire Agilent’s X-Ray Diffraction Business

TOKYO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2015 – Rigaku Corp. and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced an agreement for Rigaku, a privately held scientific instrumentation company headquartered in Tokyo, to acquire Agilent’s X-ray diffraction (XRD) business.

Formerly known as Oxford Diffraction within Varian when that company was acquired by Agilent in 2010, the XRD group is a key manufacturer of single-crystal X-ray instruments for the global chemical crystallography market.

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SPI Lasers / TRUMPF acquires JK Lasers

Growth in UK for the TRUMPF Group

SPI Lasers / TRUMPF acquires JK Lasers to enhance its high power fiber laser portfolio

Ditzingen, April 15, 2015 – The laser manufacturer SPI Lasers, a member of the TRUMPF Group, is to acquire the company JK Lasers with effect from April 15, 2015. With almost 100 employees and annual sales of 17.6 million euros, JK Lasers is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-power fiber lasers for industrial use.

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Stefan Fickenscher named managing director, TRUMPF Canada

Stefan Fickenscher named managing director, TRUMPF Canada

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 27, 2015 - Effective April 1, 2015, Stefan Fickenscher will become Manager Director of TRUMPF Canada.  He succeeds Stefan Schreiber who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany as head of central sales subsidiaries in the machine tool division.

Fickenscher joined TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in 2002 as International Project Manager, 2D lasers. He held two additional positions in Germany before transferring to TRUMPF Inc. in Farmington, CT in 2011. He joined TRUMPF Inc. as Product Manager, TruLaser product group and became responsiblefor the sales of 2D laser machines across North America.

In his new role as Managing Director, Fickenscher will be responsible for the day to day operations in Canada, including sales, service and spare parts at the subsidiary's new location in Mississauga, Ontario. He reports directly to Burke Doar, senior vice president of TRUMPF Inc.


 

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