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Jamieson Laser’s current product

With high precision and quicker production time, laser machines and systems have turned into an industrial manufacturing equipment staple and now have a greater presence in small business and personal applications. Throughout the field of laser systems, Jamieson Laser has become synonymous with high quality and low prices and now offers the latest laser cutters, engravers, and markers. The Litchfield, Conn.-based company began carrying such systems in 1988 and, for 2013, has been celebrating its 25th year as a seller of laser machines.

Jamieson Laser’s history of offering these systems dates back to when a customer requested the company add a laser to one of its multi-station, high-precision machines. Since that point, two-axis laser cutting machines followed and eventually led up to the company’s existing extensive line.

Jamieson Laser’s current product line covers small- and large-format machines designed for cutting, marking, and engraving. Lasers are constructed in China through the country’s most innovative, high-quality producers out of key components made in Germany and Japan. Without additional costs, each system includes all the essentials, such as a cutting bed, red dot pointer, air assist compressor, exhaust fan, and water cooler, as well as training and operating software.

Several sizes and types of machines and systems compose Jamieson Laser’s product line. Table top systems offer a size well-suited to small companies or businesses with limited production, while LG machines handle unlimited length materials. Other systems include large-format laser machines, the CMA model for sheet work, and CMA-F for roll materials. The newer YAG laser systems, or Direct Metal Marking Machines, provide the strength for low and high production amounts of metal and plastics.

The company aims to match businesses of all kinds with laser systems suited to their specific needs. This ranges from large-scale engraving to marking trophies to cutting fabric, metal, wood, or plastic. When aligning a business with the right machine, Jamieson Laser takes into account the company’s nature or objective, materials, and workload.

Throughout its history as a laser machine provider, Jamieson Laser has become known for competitive pricing. Two-year parts and one-year laser tube and optics warranties support all products, and pricing begins under $7,000. Customers further have the option of free training for all machines. Without a limit on the number of classes, this feature allows owners and operators to feel comfortable with and to understand how to operate and maintain Jamieson Laser’s products.

Along with competitive prices and quality products, Jamieson Laser strives to offer every customer personal yet still professional service, and provides monthly specials and leasing options. Press release services and search engine optimization provided by Keyword Performance.

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UK label printer completes switch to digital

AB Graphic has installed its first SabreXtreme laser label cutting system in the UK at Springfield Solutions, as the printer switches its process to digital printing.

The installation of the SabreXtreme is the final stage of a long conversion from traditional to digital printing methods that has seen Springfield invest 750,000 in new digital presses, the laser and a sophisticated management information system.

The SabreXtreme laser technology removes the need for conventional die-cutting tools, and the costs associated with production and storage. Network or MIS connection enables a company’s art department to directly load a library of label cutting patterns to process.

Springfield operations director Dennis Ebeltoft said: ‘The new digital set-up enables us to offer a much quicker, more flexible and efficient service and makes management easier in terms of stock levels and financial exposure.’

It was a big decision to go all digital, but technology waits for no one and we realised we could offer a more efficient and effective service by moving away from analog.

‘We turned off the last of our analog printers last year and as a result we are now one of the largest, all digital printers in the UK. The laser system was the last link in the chain.’

AB Graphic International’s Matt Burton said: ‘While we have a number of SabreXtreme installations in the US and Europe, this is the first in the UK and we are proud to have been a partner in Springfield Solutions’ transition to digital.

‘We strongly believe in the laser and a digital future for the label industry. We are starting to see a die cutting revolution within the industry with interest in the technology increasing tremendously over the last six months.’

Founded in the Netherlands in 2007, Shapeways is a 3-D printing company with more than 350,000 community members, consisting of designers, architects, and various artists. The company has since relocated its headquarters to New York City.

“A lot of designers don’t have a means of production to create their vision,” Richardson says. “With Shapeways we handle the printing, shipping, and customer service.”

The platform allows individuals to upload their design to the web. Within minutes, they will receive a price quote for their design, and if they choose to place an order it will be available within 10-20 days.

Prior to using Shapeways printing, Nervous System utilized water-jet cutting and laser-cutting, but has found 3-D printing to be more economical.

“Using Shapeways 3-D printing enables designers to take a product to market with no financial risk,” Richardson says. “Everything is 3-D printed on demand so designers don’t need to invest in inventory or sell their IP to a manufacturer to get a product to market.”

The company, which offers some 30 different materials to choose from, ranging from metals to plastic, has produced more than 1 million products since its 2007 launch. Shapeways has also recently debuted premium silver, and will offer a six-week trial of the metal until May 14 to assess its popularity.

Shapeways utilizes various forms of technology, including selective laser sintering and UV cured acrylic resin printing to bring designs to life.

“In the future, I think more designers are going to turn to 3-D printing when creating jewelry,” Rosenkrantz says. “Before, you had to be a skilled sculptor to design intricate pieces, but now computer technology makes it easier.”

Researcher wins $25,000 for clean-energy technology

When Moble Benedict entered his wind turbine in a top Lockheed Martin challenge, the university researcher had the contest’s goal in mind: to help improve society.

Benedict, an aerospace engineering professor, pitted his design against hundreds of other applicants in Lockheed Martin’s “Innovate the Future” challenge, and on Dec. 18, won the grand prize. The contest, held to honor the global technology company’s centennial, granted Benedict $25,000 for his clean-energy promoting wind turbine, which is tailored for urban environments, according to Ted Knight, the university’s research spokesman.

Contestants had less than two months to submit their proposals, which Lockheed Martin and an independent organization analyzed and scored. An executive team then heard presentations from the finalists, according to Lockheed Martin’s website.

Benedict’s prize design consists of a stand-alone wind turbine, credited for its high efficiency — the technology can start at speeds as low as 3.3 mph and capture energy despite any changes in wind direction or speed, according to Knight.

The design could generate electrical power in isolated turbines, a technology useful anywhere from individual homes to large farms, he said. For example, on a small urban rooftop farm, wind is unpredictable and the need for energy extraction is high.

Throughout his time at the university, Benedict has made progress in the concepts of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), Cyclocopter and Flapping Wing-Aircraft, according to Knight.

He has also been working on developing cycloidal rotor technology; in the last year, along with senior undergraduate Johnathan Pino and Inderjit Chopra, a professor in the aerospace department, Benedict has been developing a spinoff: vertical axis turbine technology, he said.

“The goal of this research was to optimize this turbine to use on a flying aircraft,” Benedict said. “In fact, we successfully built the first flying cycloidal-rotor aircraft in the history.”

“Since a cycloidal turbine is very similar to a cycloidal rotor used on a flying aircraft, the idea was to leverage this cycloidal rotor technology to build an efficient cycloidal turbine,” Benedict said.

The concept of vertical axis wind turbines has been around for years. However, Benedict said, “the present vertical axis turbines are fixed blade pitch, which means the blade angle stays constant as the turbine rotates and hence they suffer from very low efficiency.”

The inefficiency is a major reason why they haven’t been very popular thus far. However, the team’s new design shows potential to drastically increase effectiveness, Benedict added.

Although a prototype is currently being tested, a few more years of research are needed to optimize the product before it can go on the market, according to Benedict.

His win will help solidify the state’s reputation as a top-10 research university in the country, particularly for aerospace engineering, said Michael Frame, the university’s strategic corporate partnerships director.

“I believe he won on the basis of his own innovative idea and the written and oral presentations he made to the judges,” Frame said. “However, the university and department can obviously highlight this as an example of the high-quality researchers and research undertaken at the University of Maryland.”

Benedict’s win also inspired students working toward degrees in the engineering world, such as Kyle Sugrowe, a junior civil engineering major.

“Such breakthroughs encourage students such as myself to strive for excellence so that we too may accomplish similar feats,” Sugrowe said.

Monster machine to complete sewerage work

Melbourne company BTB Australia has been contracted to complete the final two major drilling jobs, which will see a 450-metre stretch of pipe laid in Aboriginal sensitive land across Garth and Gavin Chittick’s dairy farm, which will be later used to irrigate the treated water from the system.

The direct drilling rig, which was constructed by the Robbins company in the US, has a 200,000 pounds per square inch pushing and pulling capability.

BTB owner and director Michael Temberge said the machine would first drill underground through the sensitive areas, to link up with the sewage treatment works east of the township.

“A welder is welding all the pipe work together and once we break through the final cut, the cutting head will be removed and the machine will then be used to pull the pipe work into place,” he said.

“Once that’s completed we will start on hooking into the main line up Moss Vale Road.”The first 450-metre stretch should take us about three days, depending on what we encounter.”

The drilling machine provides far less disturbance to the ground than using a backhoe to dig the trench.”This is a long job, but we have done jobs up to 850 metres before,” Mr Temberge said.

Rockfield Constructions has done the other drilling and pipeline work in and around the village itself with around 25 kilometres of pipe work laid as part of the scheme.

It is hoped the new treatment works will be commissioned before Christmas and will undergo four weeks of testing with all on track for the new scheme, which will provide a pressure sewer system to collect and treat wastewater from around 250 homes and businesses in the developed areas of Kangaroo Valley and parts of Barrengarry, to get under way as scheduled in February.

The scheme has been designed to service the area’s permanent population and meet the demands of the peak holiday population with a capacity of up to 1400 people.

A Mississauga custom sign shop, hosted an open house on Nov. 8 with Mayor Hazel McCallion in attendance.
FASTSIGNS hosted the event with the intention of showcasing new capabilities and a new business philosophy. “More Than Fast and More Than Signs” represents a new direction for the seven year old printing shop.

“With the addition of a new laser engraver and additional staff, we are expanding our capabilities and introducing new products and services,” Azavedo said.

“Visual communications encompasses more than signs. We have added business cards, post cards, product brochures and a variety of other print and engraving options to our product list. We look forward to assisting our clients in content development and graphic design; making their vision a reality.”

Although IDA is known as the North American leader for dental marketing websites, what it really provides are turnkey tools for dentists to create their own online source of new high-value patients that are the best fit with their clinical skills and dental practice management goals. More than 25 years of dental marketing and management experience are built into IDA’s New Patient Marketing Machine packages, which revolve around its New Patient Portals – the laser-focused turnkey dental practice marketing websites that attract new high-value patients on the internet.

“Targeting your dental marketing is the best way to reach new patients,” counsels Jim Du Molin, founder of the Internet Dental Alliance and a former dental consultant with more than 25 years of industry experience. “It’s not just about how you can attract more new dental patients. It’s about getting the very best new patients… the ones your dental practice really wants.”