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June 2, 2014
The ripple effect of high-speed laser cutting
The laser has evolved to become the heartbeat of precision sheet metal fabrication, and in recent years it has gotten a lot faster. Fiber and disk lasers cut through thin sheet at unprecedented speeds, while at the same time CO 2 lasers have... Read more...

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May 19, 2014
Bystronic announces Ultimate Challenge Event
Bystronic Inc. will pair its ByAutonom 3015 6-kW CO2 laser cutting machine and its BySprint Fiber 3015 high-power fiber laser cutting machine in the Ultimate Challenge Event, June 4-5, 2014, at its North American headquarters in Elgin, Ill.... Read more...

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April 24, 2014
Bystronic Challenge encourages fabricators to try fiber lasers
Bystronic has announced the Ultimate Fiber Challenge to introduce fabricators to fiber laser technology, especially those manufacturing parts less than 0.1875 in. To participate in the challenge, click here . Fabricators can e-mail the company... Read more...

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April 7, 2014
Press brakes include new options
Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines
Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and... Read more...

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September 5, 2013
6 ways to make large-sheet-bending easier
Bending a large sheet in a press brake is never a one-person job (see Figure 1 ). In some instances, it can be a three- or four-person job. For some bending departments, that might translate to “all hands on deck.” Of course,... Read more...

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August 28, 2013
Bystronic participates in Minnesota Fab and Steel Processing Expo
Bystronic Inc., an Elgin, Ill.-based supplier of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and bending equipment participated in the Fab and Steel Processing Expo hosted by its dealer, Sominn Machinery Sales, in Dodge Center, Minn., in July. More than... Read more...

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June 25, 2013
Waterjet cutting system includes dual cutting heads
The Bystronic ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system features high-precision, dual cutting heads for fast part throughput; abrasive metering; and constant automatic nozzle height sensing. The pump’s reliability helps increase service intervals,... Read more...

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June 25, 2013
Laser machine features increased table size, automation options
The BySprint Pro 4020 high-speed laser from Bystronic features a 6.5- by 13-ft. table. This represents an increase of nearly 78 percent in available working area compared to the 3015 model. The optional automatic nozzle changer provides up to... Read more...

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April 24, 2013
Fabricator helps entrepreneurs grow
The entrepreneur started in one of the oldest of business incubators: his basement, just with an idea and room to tinker. He wanted to design a monitor to withstand harsh environments, like food processing plants. Tyrous Ward was there... Read more...

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April 18, 2013
Laser cutting machine developed to operate autonomously
Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByAutonom 3015 laser cutting machine to the North American market during its Open House in June. In combination with an automation system such as the ByTrans, ByTower, or ByCell, the machine can be... Read more...

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April 4, 2013
Automatic nozzle functions help decrease assist gas consumption
Bystronic offers the BySpeed Pro and BySprint Pro laser cutting machines. The systems’ automated nozzle functions help ensure the correct nozzle size is selected for each material type and thickness, which the company says decreases... Read more...

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January 17, 2013
Laser power, automation options added to laser cutting system
The BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed CO2 laser cutting system from Bystronic now is available with a ByLaser 4400 or new ByLaser 6000 laser. The higher wattage option provides for faster feed rates and quicker pierce times. Also added as an... Read more...

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December 3, 2012
EuroBLECH 2012 recap: Fighting for more efficiency
Leading indices indicate that manufacturing output has declined for almost a year. Certain geographic areas are suffering greatly from very high unemployment rates. Local governments are unable to inject stimulus funds because of skyrocketing... Read more...

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December 3, 2012
Keeping pace in sheet metal manufacturing
Innovation is the driving force for new fabricating technologies, which help to resolve shop floor inefficiencies. Concurrently, however, fabricators also are challenged by these same innovations, because they place new demands on other... Read more...

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November 30, 2012
Electrically driven press brake 2.5 times faster than hydraulic brake
Bystronic has introduced the Xcite 80E, a new, electrically driven press brake. The machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing a comparable bend, according to the manufacturer. Using the Fast Bend+ safety system,... Read more...

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September 4, 2012
Press brake includes comprehensive bending database
Bystronic Inc. will introduce new products to its laser, bending, and software product lines and demonstrate the Xpert press brake, equipped with new features, at FABTECH. According to the company, the press brake includes the world's most... Read more...

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August 28, 2012
Bystronic names direct sales engineer
Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM... Read more...

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April 12, 2012
Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois
Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and... Read more...

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January 19, 2012
Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012
Bystronic Inc. will conduct machine demonstration days at its new U.S. headquarters and showroom located in Elgin, Ill., March 7-8, 2012. Products to be demonstrated include the new ByJet Smart waterjet, featuring a compact design and... Read more...

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January 9, 2012
Bystronic names western Canada representative
Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Akhurst Machinery Co. as its distributor in western Canada, providing local sales and technical support. Bystronic is a manufacturer of press brakes, precision lasers, waterjet machinery, and automation... Read more...

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December 6, 2011
CNC press brake accommodates all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters
The latest version of Bystronic's midrange Xact CNC-synchronized press brake incorporates the Windows® XP 2-D graphics-based Cybelec DNC 880S control system, capable of selecting bend sequences automatically. The press brake, which... Read more...

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November 8, 2011
Metal fabrication, the Swiss way
Several years ago representatives from the Sultan of Oman approached Walter Maurer, president of Waterjet AG in Switzerland. They wanted a model of the sultan’s palace made out of sheet elements, trees and all. Each had to be of exotic,... Read more...

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October 18, 2011
Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary
Swiss company Bystronic, a supplier of lasers, press brakes, waterjets, software, and automation equipment for sheet metal processing, marks its 25th anniversary this year. In light of this, the company celebrated the milestone over a three... Read more...

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September 28, 2011
Bystronic introduces financial arm
Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new financial arm, ByFinances, to assist customers in purchasing the company's equipment. According to the company, the service features an easy application and approval process, competitive rates, and... Read more...

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April 1, 2011
Diverse, quick, and growing
When a salesperson at Cupples' J&J Co. meets a prospect, he focuses not just on what the job shop can do, but what the potential customer needs. That's a common sales strategy, but what sometimes happens next isn't so common. If J&J... Read more...

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February 22, 2011
Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals
The BySprint Fiber 3015 is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention Fiber laser machine. The laser is the company's first production series laser cutting system to employ fiber laser... Read more...

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February 2, 2011
Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters
Bystronic Inc. has officially broken ground for its new multimillion dollar North American headquarters based in Elgin, Illinois. The ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, was attended by local Elgin town officials, local press, as... Read more...

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January 27, 2011
Press brake operators: The next generation
Good press brake operators are hard to find. Be it a small or large company, product-line or contract manufacturer, they all seem to have the same problem finding, recruiting, and retaining good, experienced press brake operators. But think... Read more...

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January 10, 2011
Fabricator goes 3-D
Outside the Pentagon are 184 stainless steel castings cantilevering over small reflective pools. Each represents one victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the iconic building. It’s a unique memorial, not easily forgotten. In each... Read more...

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January 3, 2011
Energy-efficient laser cutting system equipped for compressed-air cutting
The BySprint Pro 3015 from Bystronic Inc. employs the Bylaser 4.4-kW laser source with wear-free, solid-state power supplies and a magnetic-bearing turbine. According to the manufacturer, the system's electrical power consumption is lowered... Read more...

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November 29, 2010
Press brake features high-speed ram positioning
Bystronic's enhanced version of the Xpert press brake incorporates a high-speed ram-positioning system for reduced bending cycle times. The positioning system can reduce bend cycle times by 15 to 35 percent in reaching approach speeds of up to... Read more...

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November 29, 2010
Production series fiber laser cutting system introduced
The BySprint Fiber 3015 from Bystronic is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention fiber laser machine. The machine is the company's first production series model of a laser... Read more...

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November 29, 2010
Abrasive waterjet cutting system available in two models, including a modular, expandable design
Bystronic offers the Byjet Classic abrasive waterjet cutting system in the Classic 3015 (5 by 10 ft.) model or in the Classic L (10 by 32 ft.) model. The base frame of the Classic L model is a modular construction that can be expanded in... Read more...

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July 19, 2010
Press brake capacity expanded
Bystronic has announced the expansion of the standard capacity for the Xpert press brake up to 1,100 U.S. tons and 33 ft. in length. With its hydraulic crowning system, the machine is suited for the bending of heavy plate and very long parts.... Read more...

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July 19, 2010
Lasers equipped with power-saving mode
Bystronic has incorporated a power-saving mode into all machines equipped with the ByLaser 6000 and ByLaser 4400BCL series resonators. The mode reduces the electrical power consumption of the complete laser cutting system by 50 to 70 percent... Read more...

News

May 17, 2010
Bystronic names service manager for Canada
Bystronic Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has named Michael Cummings as service manager for Canada. He has more than 14 years of technical services, R&D, and management experience. Bystronic Inc. is a provider of laser cutting, waterjet... Read more...

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May 17, 2010
Bystronic hires press brake service engineer
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has announced that Vincent Nylin has joined the company as press brake service engineer based in the Quad Cities, Ill., area. Nylin has more than 32 years of electromechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic... Read more...

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April 12, 2010
Large-format laser machine incorporates 6,000-W resonator
Bystronic has incorporated the ByLaser 6,000-W resonator into the ByStar L 4025 series of machines. The machine can process large-format sheets measuring up to 8 ft. wide by up to 39 ft. long. It uses a short-beam delivery system and autofocus to... Read more...

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March 23, 2010
Laser cutting machine enhanced with 6000 W resonator
Bystronic has introduced an enhanced version of its BySpeed 3015 laser cutting machine, which features the ByLaser 6000 W resonator, a power package designed to deliver up to a steady 6 kilowatts to the cutting head for consistent high-quality... Read more...

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February 9, 2010
Midrange press brake automatically selects bend sequences
Bystronic has introduced a new version of its midrange press brake, the EP series. The new machine, equipped with the Cybelec DNC 880S 2D control, can select bend sequences automatically to help simplify operations. The press brake features... Read more...

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January 8, 2010
The importance of focal positions in laser cutting
All children ultimately discover the combined power of sunlight and a magnifying glass. The ability to focus the sun's energy through the magnifying lens and set something afire absolutely fascinates them. They discover that as they move... Read more...

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October 13, 2009
Monitoring system reduces laser cutting lens deterioration
Bystronic has incorporated a cutting lens sensor (CLS) detection system on machines equipped with Bylaser 4,400- to 6,000-W laser sources. The design of the monitoring system incorporates optical photo sensors in the Z axis to detect when a... Read more...

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September 22, 2009
Bystronic hires sales engineer
Bystronic Inc. has hired Darren McCarthy as sales engineer for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. McCarthy has 23 years of experience in sales, sales management, and customer service in the machine tool industry.... Read more...

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September 21, 2009
Bystronic Canada celebrates one-year anniversary
Bystronic Canada celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 2, 2009 with its new service and spare parts location in Mississauga, Ontario. "Bystronic Canada has had a very successful first year in providing a quick service response and... Read more...

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September 1, 2009
Disposing of waterjet abrasive—the right way
For many first-time owners of abrasive waterjet systems, the question of whether they will be dealing with hazardous waste in either the abrasive or the water looms large. Companies don't want to expose themselves to huge disposal or treatment... Read more...

Product

July 20, 2009
Efficient laser cutting machine introduced
Bystronic, a manufacturer of cutting and bending systems, has introduced the BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed laser cutting system. Designed for economic efficiency, the system combines the Bylaser 4400, 4.4 kW laser source with high machine... Read more...

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July 14, 2009
Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode
Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process reliability. The unit requires only one operator... Read more...

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April 8, 2009
Laser resonator enhanced with new features
Bystronic has introduced advanced features for its Bylaser 6000 watt resonator. The resonator now incorporates advanced mirror detection systems, end mirror sensor (EMS), and output coupler sensor (OCS). These features automatically monitor the... Read more...

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January 27, 2009
Bending outside the box
Ask 10 press brake operators how they would bend a particular part, and you're likely to get 10 different answers. But all would agree on parts that gave them major headaches, such as ones with different (and sometimes unwarranted) radii... Read more...

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December 15, 2008
Laser cutting for the first time
For many shops in the metal fabricating world, laser cutting capability was never a prerequisite to success. M&L Industries, Rogers, Minn., knew that firsthand; it had been doing just fine without lasers for the last 30 years. The company had... Read more...

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October 14, 2008
Reasons for a press brake upgrade
The press brake remains one of those last bastions of manual operation. Even the smallest job shops may use a welding robot, perhaps a small-footprint sheet metal cutting cell with automated material handling. But it's not uncommon to see most... Read more...

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October 14, 2008
What's involved in abrasive waterjet maintenance?
Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Jeff Day's paper, "Maintenance Components for an Abrasive Waterjet," presented at the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, Oct. 6-8, Las Vegas, ©2008 by the Fabricators & Manufacturers... Read more...

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May 13, 2008
Manual waterjet bevel head cuts up to a 45-degree angle
Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new manual bevel angle cutting head option for the Byjet waterjet cutting system. This option allows cutting at up to a 45-degree angle. In conjunction with the integrated height control and collision protection,... Read more...

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March 20, 2008
6,000 W laser cutting system has solid-state RF power supply
Laser cutting and press brake systems manufacturer, Bystronic Inc., offers the Bystar 6,000 W laser cutting system. The system features a solid state RF power supply with wear-free power generation components that reduce maintenance and repair... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Waterjet cutting system processes large sheets
Bystronic Inc. has introduced the Byjet L, an abrasive waterjet cutting system designed to process large sheet sizes. The machine is suitable for steel service centers and companies that process large volumes of waterjet-cut parts or large... Read more...

News

March 11, 2008
Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory. Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales, is responsible for the North and South... Read more...

Product

February 12, 2008
Press brake accommodates all types of punches, dies
Bystronic's midrange press brake, the EP series, comes equipped with independent Y1 and Y2 hydraulic piston control and the Cybelec DNC 880 2-D control, which is capable of selecting bend sequences automatically. The press brake is designed for... Read more...

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February 12, 2008
Waterjet makes it into the mainstream
Abrasive waterjet cutting could be on the cusp of something big. For years metal fabricators viewed it as a niche machine, something to buy only when a part couldn't be cut any other way. But in many cases today it stands shoulder-to-shoulder... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
Press brake features comprehensive bending database
The Beyeler Xpert press brake from Bystronic has the world's most comprehensive database related to material bend allowances and extensive empirical bending knowledge, according to the company. It can be operated independent of previous operator... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
Bystronic receives product innovation award
Frost & Sullivan has presented Bystronic with the 2007 Award for Product Innovation of the Year in the European Laser Cutting Market for its laser cutting system, ByVention, which, according to Frost & Sullivan, "has helped serve nontraditional... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
2 strategies for optimizing bending operations
Metal fabricators must continuously seek new ways to maximize their uptime and improve their staff utilization to combat the skilled worker shortage. Fabricators typically encounter bottlenecks during setup and production in their press brake... Read more...

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December 11, 2007
Hyperactive fabrication
Clay Andrews is a speed enthusiast. He simply wants to do things faster whenever possible. That led Andrews to open Hype Manufacturing, Corona, Calif., in 2005 and to start Clay Andrews Racing (CAR)—which included a garage and an engine... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Increasing waterjet cutting profitability
Over the past five years, the number of waterjet cutting machines sold worldwide, both abrasive and pure water, has increased by an average of 18 percent annually. That growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. Fabricators... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Compact material handling system loads, unloads in 60 sec.
Bystronic's ByTrans material handling system loads and unloads in 60 sec. The short cycle time, which is independent of the metal sheet's thickness, helps ensure greater overall throughput, the company reports. The system has complete... Read more...

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September 25, 2007
Bystronic appoints managing director, Mexico
Bystronic has appointed Ferdinand Reyes as managing director of Bystronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., effective August 1, 2007. Reyes, who joined Bystronic in April 2005 as sales manager for the Mexico market, has extensive experience in manufacturing... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Achieving precision and diversification with laser and waterjet technologies
Today's laser and waterjet cutting technologies offer flexibility for precision applications in a range of materials. The choice to use either technology is in part determined by the material to be processed, because both technologies are... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Safety still pressing for press brakes
The leading trend in press brake safety is to protect the operator without sacrificing speed or hampering operators' ability to work productively, according to press brake and safety equipment manufacturers. This goal is achieved with... Read more...

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January 5, 2007
Bystronic names president, North American operations
Bystronic Inc. has announced the promotion of Michael Zakrzewski to president of Bystronic Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Bystronic Group. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Zakrzewski is responsible for all of the company's activities in... Read more...

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December 12, 2006
Small-footprint laser cutting machine handles standard-size sheets
The ByVention laser cutting machine from Bystronic Inc., featuring a 20- by 20-ft. footprint, handles standard-size metal sheets. The control cabinet and the laser source are integrated into the machine frame to form a single unit. The cooling... Read more...

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October 10, 2006
Laser cutting system processes flat sheets, tube, profiles
The Bystar 3015, a 6,000-W laser cutting system from Bystronic Inc., features a solid-state RF power supply and rotary axis for processing flat sheets, tubes, and profiles. The power supply is housed in a compact enclosure to help conserve floor... Read more...

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October 10, 2006
Manufacturing evolution in the job shop
Because of their press brakes' dynamic crowning and springback compensation technology, Gardner Manufacturing operators can bend long parts without worrying about the material bowing or twisting. Bronze Age, Iron Age, Industrial... Read more...

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October 3, 2006
Bystronic announces North American appointments
Bystronic has announced several new appointments to its Strategic Management Team. James Johnson has been named vice president, sales and is responsible for all sales and distribution activities within the North American market region. Johnson... Read more...

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August 9, 2006
Bystronic receives Global Excellence award
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, presented Bystronic with the 2006 Global Excellence in Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the laser cutting tools industry at last week's 2006 Global Excellence Awards ceremony.... Read more...

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July 11, 2006
Bystronic appoints product manager
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y. has named Jeffrey Day as product manager of waterjet cutting systems. Day is responsible for all marketing and product management activities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Read more...

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March 7, 2006
Waterjet cutting system shuttle table enhances productivity
The Byjet 3015 waterjet cutting system from Bystronic Inc. has a shuttle table that the company says can increase productivity up to 30 percent. The new CNC intensifier produces consistent square edges that the machine cuts without requiring... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
CNC touchscreen enables easy setup, operation
Bystronic has introduced its ByVision Control CNC operating platform with a 15-in. touchscreen that allows users to maneuver through screen selections quickly for easy setup and operation. The user is guided through the programming and... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
Bystronic names distributor
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region. Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the Byjet 3015 waterjet cutting system with... Read more...

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January 10, 2006
Laser cutting technology designed for quick, clean piercing in various materials
Bystronic's Controlled Pulse Pierce (CPP) technology for laser cutting systems is designed to generate fast, clean piercing in a range of material types and thicknesses. The two-stage pulse piercing method pierces through the initial surface in... Read more...

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November 8, 2005
Trailblazing with waterjet
With waterjet cutting, Johnson Enterprises has been able to attract new customers outside of its core sawmill industry customer base. A long way from its modest machine shop beginnings 20 years ago, Johnson Enterprises Inc. in Val... Read more...

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October 11, 2005
Laser cutting system automatically optimizes beam diameter
The Byspeed 4020 laser cutting system from Bystronic features a 5,200-W resonator with Adaptive Radius Control (ARC) technology, which provides automatic optimization of the beam diameter for all sheet metal thicknesses and materials. With the... Read more...

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August 9, 2005
Bystronic opens training center
Bystronic, Hauppauge, N.Y., has opened a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales and training facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. At the facility, customers are able to participate in technical application training programs and view demonstrations on the... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
Bystronic appoints customer service manager
Bystronic Inc. has appointed Peter K. Kyc as technical support manager for North America. He is responsible for all customer service activities related to laser, waterjet, bending, and automation product lines. Kyc's previous positions include... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
Racing against the clock
Time is a nonrenewable resource, and to be competitive, manufacturers must use each second to their best advantage. No manufacturer knows this better than Prince Industries Inc., a contract manufacturer that supplies precision-machined and... Read more...

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October 12, 2004
Bystronic names regional sales manager
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and software systems sales and providing support to... Read more...

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July 13, 2004
Waterjet cutting system has optional rotary axis, shuttle table
Bystronic Inc.'s waterjet cutting system, Byjet, is an abrasive, cold-cutting system that produces clean, burr-free cutting edges. The system cuts a variety of flat sheet, tubular, and profiled materials without heat-induced structural changes.... Read more...

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February 12, 2004
Laser cell system gives job shop the home field advantage
Photo courtesy of Lund Industries Inc., Wheeling, Ill. No stranger to the economic fluctuations in the industry, the 50-employee company has weathered the heavy volume demands in the economic boom of the late '90s as well as the current... Read more...

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November 7, 2002
Focusing on tube cutting lasers
It travels at 186,287.490 miles per second (299,792,458 meters per sec.). Its visible spectrum ranges from 400 to 700 nanometers. Its smallest unit is a packet of energy, a photon. While its chief use is illumination, it has many other... Read more...

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August 8, 2002
Science Nonfiction
Forty years ago no one would have thought it possible to cut plate steel with focused light. Over time it has not only become possible but common in manufacturing operations. However, making this science fiction into fact wasn't enough,... Read more...

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May 18, 2002
Unattended operation of CO2laser process systems
During the 1980s the term lights-out as it applied to CO 2 laser processing equipment had a different meaning than it does today. In those days a lights-out environment meant completing the sheets that were left on the cutting table by the... Read more...