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25 August 2016

Systems supplier Trumpf has registered three per cent increase in sales for its fiscal year, reaching €2.8 billion

24 August 2016

Laser system manufacturer Preco has received a $1.78 million order for a high powered, multi-laser development and manufacturing cell from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation, Joinville-SC-Brazil

24 August 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe has supplied laser welding technology for a student-led project to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days on an electric touring motorcycle

5 August 2016

Coherent has posted net sales of $218.8 million for the third quarter of its fiscal year, up 14 per cent on the same period last year

29 July 2016

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed an ultrafast laser processing method that selectively removes the outer layers of composite materials

28 July 2016

Raval, a manufacturer of fuel tank venting systems for the automotive industry, is using Foba's CO2 lasers for part traceability


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Analysis & Opinion

29 July 2016

Matthew Dale reports from a TWI event on laser welding, where a wealth of laser joining techniques were discussed, including those being developed as part of European projects

11 July 2016

Arnold Mayer, general manager of Optech Consulting, analyses the major trends in lasers and laser systems for materials processing, including the Chinese and fibre laser markets


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Hybrid welding
18 May 2016

Building large structures like ship hulls or railcars lends itself to hybrid welding, a combination of laser and arc welding. Gemma Church explores the technique

Medical traceability
18 May 2016

New regulations on unique device identifiers for medical equipment and implants are being phased in by the US Food and Drug Administration, codes that are best marked with a laser, as Rachel Berkowitz finds out

Reclaim project
18 May 2016

A laser cell that combines additive and subtractive machining methods for repairing components has been developed as the result of a project called Reclaim. Riccardo Tosi of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre, who spoke about Reclaim at the Mach event in April, sets out the business case for building such a hybrid system

Job shops
18 May 2016

Greg Blackman assesses the health of the laser job shop market and finds that new service offerings are springing up for micromachining

17 February 2016

Gemma Church investigates how the energy industry is turning to laser technology to meet the demands of a wide range of applications



News Releases
18 August 2016

Sheet metalworking machine supplier, Bystronic UK, welcomed more than 80 visitors to its latest open house, held at the company's Coventry headquarters and technical centre

Test and Measurement
18 August 2016

Ophir Photonics has updated its StarBright handheld laser monitor

18 August 2016

The II-VI Highyag division of II-VI, a provider of laser material processing tools, complements its portfolio with application specific consulting services

Control and Guidance
18 August 2016

Scanlab now equips all scan systems and galvanometer scanners with forgery-proof security labels