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November '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • November 2019 • 11 Laguna Tools to Expand its Industrial Division Irvine, California-based CNC router man- ufacturer Laguna Tools Inc. announces that it will be expanding its line of pro- fessional-quality industrial woodworking machinery. The company has been manu- facturing machinery for professional woodworkers, including heavy-duty bandsaws, panelsaws, jointers, planers, sanders, and edgebanders, since 1983. It is this line of products that will be added to, the company says. "Listening to our customers' demand for an even broader line of professional industrial machines, we have created a new division that will focus specifically on the development of these products," says Rick Kerrigan, Laguna's Industrial Division sales manager. The company also serves the high-end hobbyist and light industrial markets, and it has a CNC division that includes CO2 lasers, fiber lasers and plasma machines. Along with introducing new products to its industrial division, the company is also lowering the price of every indus- trial machine it sells, says Kerrigan. Stratasys Plans Additional Investment in Xaar 3D LTD Stratasys, a provider of 3D printers and related materials that serves a wide vari- ety of industries and has offices in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Israel, announces that it has entered into an agreement with UK-based industrial inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar to increase its stake in Xaar 3D Holdings to 45 percent from 15 percent. The remaining 55 percent will continue to be held by Xaar plc. Xaar plc and Stratasys announced the formation of Xaar 3D Ltd in July 2018. The purpose of the joint investment is to develop high-speed sintering additive manufacturing (3D printing) solutions for Stratasys to bring to market. Along with the increase in ownership percentage, the new agreement includes an option for Stratsys to acquire the remaining shares of Xaar 3D. The deal is subject to shareholder approval. To Keep Up With Growth, Meridian Invests in Facilities, People Aberdeen, North Carolina-based Meridian, a manufacturer of kiosks and digital signage solu- tions, announces improvements to its global corporate headquarters, a 13-acre facility at which it designs, engineers, fabricates, assembles, deploys and supports all of its products. In order to keep up with growth and demand in the self-service industry, and to improve throughput, Meridian says its latest facility improvements consisted of an investment of more $1 million in new fabrication equipment. Included in that invest- ment was the installation of an upgraded Trumpf fiber laser on the manufacturing floor. Not able to notch or flange .063, only bend for just under $50k. C Still using messy, high maintenance, old-school oil hydraulics. C Requires 230v power. D Bolt together aluminum frame which will vibrate loose. C Made in Korea. F Followed us into the sign industry about 10 years later. D Much more difficult to use. Requires extensive training. D Limited 2-year warranty. B- Bends, notches AND flanges .032 to .063 aluminum for only $47,500! ACE+ Powered by advanced multi-stage power cylinders. ACE+ Operates using standard 110v power. ACE+ Sturdy, welded steel frame. ACE+ Made in America. ACE+ Industry trailblazer and FIRST to bring the channel letter bender to the market over 20 years ago. ACE+ Easy to use. Learn to use in as little as 15 minutes. ACE+ Industry's ONLY 3-year warranty. ACE+ SDG_CCI_November2019_ACEPLUS_halfpg.indd 1 10/3/2019 2:08:50 PM

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