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About Cincinnati

Since our founding in the late 1890’s as The Cincinnati Shaper Company, we built on our leadership with those early machines. We started to manufacture metal fabrication equipment in the early 1920's, and this remains our primary focus.

We are one of a handful of U.S.-based, build-to-order machine tool manufacturers, and have shipped more than 50,000 machines in over a 100 years of operation. From our modern 500,000-square-foot plant and technical center on an 80 acre campus near Cincinnati, Ohio, we engineer and build our Laser Cutting Systems, Plasma Tables, AutomationPress Brakes, Shears, Powder Metal Presses, and Additive Manufacturing, to the standard of ruggedness required in the North American market – with premium engineering features that stand up to years of rigorous use in demanding environments.

Our drive is evident in the design of our machines, controls and software. We developed the first linear-motor-driven laser cutting systems, and still produce our own linear motors, controls and software – unique in the industry.

Our machines' endurance is legendary. It is common to see Depression-era CINCINNATI press brakes and shears in daily use today. In fact, one of our first commercial laser cutting systems from the eighties is still in operation. This means low cost of ownership for our customers and high resale values.

CINCINNATI machines consistently top owner surveys for dependability and satisfaction. We sell direct in the U.S. and our service technicians are factory-trained employees. Parts are ordered through and shipped from our corporate headquarters in Harrison, Ohio.

We continue to demonstrate a young outlook and willingness to embrace new ideas and technology – while staying true to our heritage.

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Todrin Industries

Laser & Press Brake Product Testimonial

Todd Nichols, Vice President, and Dick Nichols, President of Todrin Industries, located in Lakeville, MA, share their experience on how Cincinnati lasers and press brakes have improved their productivity.


Linear Motor Drives

Linear Motor Drives

In 1996 Cincinnati became the first manufacturer to use linear motors in laser cutting systems. This innovation raised the bar in speed, accuracy and durability. Learn more about our Linear Motor Drives

Standard on: CL-400 Series CO2 Laser System  |  CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System


Air Assist Cutting

Increasing Laser Productivity for Over 10 Years! CINCINNATI has offered a process where clean, filtered, air is used as a substitute for the expensive nitrogen assist gas for both CO2 and Fiber lasers. Learn more about our Air Assist Cutting!

Standard on: CL-400 Series CO2 Laser System  |  CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System


Productivity Software

We offer in-house software as well as credited third party software (CI Gold Partners) for all of our machines. Learn more about our software.

CI Software:  Unfolder  |  Bend Simulation  |  Nesting  |  Scheduler


Dynamic Thickness Compensation (DTC)

CINCINNATI’s Dynamic Thickness Compensation provides accurate bending capability over a broad variety of materials. Learn more about Dynamic Thickness Compensation

Standard on:  Maxform Series Press Brake  |  Autoform+ Series Press Brake