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The Olympic Torch is manufactured using Prima Power technology, distributed exclusively by IMTS

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article image Lord Coe, with Directors of The Premier Group, George Mollison (left) and Gez Halton (right).

IMTS Laser Specialists are the exclusive suppliers of the Prima Power laser machines used to produce the 2012 Olympic Torch. Primer Power laser technology was used to cut holes and weld sections of the Torch that is an iconic symbol of the Olympic Games.

The Torch, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, is a seamlessly welded triangular shape that features eight thousand holes. Ezio Basso, Prima Industrie Managing Director at Prima Power Division explained that the Syncrono 2D laser machine was ideal for the fast precision cutting required to complete the design due to the The parallel kinematic structure of the machine head.

The Prima Power Optimo 3D laser machine was then used to both weld and cut the Aluminium sheet that was used for the torch after it had been formed.

The Olympic Torch will commence its seventy day journey around the UK on the 19th May 2012 and ending on the 27th July when the 2012 Olympic Games will begin.

For more information about the prodcut range available from IMTS Laser Specialists please visit the website.

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