Joining Technologies Wins 2010 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award's CQIA Innovation Prize

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Infinite Web™ laser cutting and welding system fast and easy to use

Joining Technologies, an innovator in laser cladding, electron beam and laser welding applications, announces that it is a 2010 winner of Connecticut Quality Improvement Award’s CQIA Innovation Prize for its Infinite Web™, a laser cutting and welding system for splicing iron and nickel-based strip alloys. Joining Technologies will be honored at an award ceremony at the 23rd Annual Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Conference on Quality and Innovation, to be held at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Infinite Web™’s unique all-in-one design incorporates laser welding and cutting with a single head, which allows faster, higher quality splices in thinner material than was previously possible. The first system was placed into production at a leading Connecticut metal strip and wire producer and has resulted in greater than 300 percent efficiency improvement in splicing speed as well as significant quality improvements in spliced joints as compared to the prior welding processes.

Joining Technologies achieved a CQIA platinum level award for the Infinite Web™ system, the nation’s first state level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness. Four platinum, sixteen gold and thirty-seven silver awards were awarded to manufacturers, service companies, health care organizations, educational institutions, and a state agency.

The program is part of the “Five Steps to the Baldrige Award,” and includes the entry level CQIA Innovation Prize won by Joining Technologies, as well as the midlevel Breakthrough Award and highest level Leadership Quality Award.

About Joining Technologies

Headquartered in East Granby, CT, Joining Technologies is an innovator in precision fusion processes, including laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration. The company’s extraordinary engineering talent continues to develop economical solutions for joining metal components primarily in the medical device, sensors, aerospace, military, energy, and firearms industries. Joining Technologies has created a corporate culture that rewards innovation and teamwork, and continues to invest in infrastructure, making it the most highly evolved and reliable operation of its kind. For more information, call 1.800.266.1966, email sales(at)joiningtech(dot)com or visit

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