Fiber, CO2, and Nd:YAG Laser Experts

Fiber, CO2, and Nd:YAG Laser Experts Convergent PhotonicsBy Robert Hoshowsky View in E-MagazineView in Brochure Back in the early sixties, American engineer and physicist Theodore Harold ‘Ted’ Maiman was granted U.S. patent 3,353,115 for his invention described as “a device capable of generating or amplifying coherent light.” In industries such as aerospace and the automotive sector, lasers have since proven themselves time and time again as being extremely efficient and time-saving. The use of highly-focused laser beams is growing in popularity, and they are used to precisely cut materials of various types and thicknesses, such as steel, copper, plastics, ceramics, […]

Convergent Photonics

Metal Forming for the Aerospace Industry

Privately-held, family-owned Capps Manufacturing is a complete fabrication and assembly operation for aircraft products including thrust reversers, winglets, door assemblies, and sound suppressor components in Wichita, Kansas.

Capps Manufacturing

Expertise for Over 65 Years

ASC Machine Tools of Spokane Valley, Washington, is a vertically-integrated machinery design and manufacturing company with a diverse product range that designs and builds equipment that is used to manufacture products you use every day. I spoke with Thomas Schwarzer, its marketing manager.

ASC Machine Tools

Diversifying its Business and Consolidating its Operations

Founded over six decades ago, Ramcel Precision Stamping and Manufacturing, LLC, built its success on a foundation of quality work and excellent service. The Northbrook, Illinois-based firm looks to maintain its leading position as a top provider of custom metal stampings, automated assembly, and custom tooling through diversification and consolidation.

Ramcel Precision Stamping and Manufacturing

Empowered Solar Solutions

After thirty years, PowerFilm Inc. continues to shine brightly. As domestic solar companies in the United States have fallen by the wayside, this custom manufacturer of flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) panels and systems has remained innovative and driven, bringing its customers custom designs and a collaborative approach.


Investing in Being the Best

Since 1946, JagemannTM Stamping Co. has been serving several major global markets (including automotive, consumer products, electrical, home hardware, industrial, and solar) as a full-service stamping company specializing in deep draw, progressive, fineblanked stamping, and plastic injection and overmolding.

Jagemann Stamping Co

Focused on the Future of Optical Solutions

The impatient among us are bound by a deep distrust of anything that happens at a glacial pace. Take watching paint dry for instance. ‘Why would anyone do that anyway?’ I hear you say. Well, you’d be surprised.


Keeping it Cool

To be successful in business requires a combination of hard work, timing, working with the best suppliers, and genuinely listening to the needs of your customers. Patterson Fan Company (PFC), headquartered in Blythewood, South Carolina, is an example of all these factors and more.

Patterson Fan Company

Popularity of Robotics Spells Growth for Cascade Controls

There have been major changes at Cascade Controls, Inc. (CCI) since Business in Focus profiled the Portland, Oregon firm last year. Something of a one-stop-shop, CCI provides design, automation, manufacturing, and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and start-ups.

Cascade Controls

Creating Living Spaces for Generations to Come

Viessmann Canada is a manufacturer of residential and commercial hydronic heating equipment, and the Canadian arm of German-based Viessmann Group. The company offers a broad range of heating solutions for customers of all types ranging from small individual sized boilers for apartments and small homes all the way up to multi-unit properties, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and other large-scale facilities.


The Power of Fluids on Display

Anyone working in the field of power transmission, fluid control, and motion control would be wise to attend the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), slated for March 10 to 14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Staged only once every three years, the exposition is considered the premier fluid power industry event in North America.

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