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Technology
7 July 2016

In a joint project, experts from the Siemens gas turbine manufacturing plant in Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen, Germany, have developed a laser-based technology that speeds up the manufacturing process for turbine vanes

Industry
5 July 2016

The UK's Science and Technology Facility Council (STFC) has opened an advanced engineering technology centre at its Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire

Industry
5 July 2016

Machine tool and laser manufacturer Trumpf is building a demonstration factory in Chicago that is completely designed around industry 4.0 solutions

Industry
4 July 2016

A three-year project to develop laser components for a system capable of switching between multiple beam shapes has concluded

Industry
22 June 2016

Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) has celebrated its 30th anniversary in an event held on 3 June with guests from politics, industry and science

Industry
22 June 2016

Renishaw has opened an additive manufacturing solutions centre on 15 June in Pune, India

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Analysis & Opinion

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

26 May 2016

After the completion of a project to increase the brilliance of direct diode lasers, Dr Jens Biesenbach, CTO at Dilas, explains the technology, work that could see diode lasers competing with fibre lasers

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Features

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

Energy
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

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Laser Systems
7 July 2016

Rofin celebrates the launch of its new manual laser welding systems Performance Unlimited and Performance Open

News Releases
7 July 2016

3D-Micromac's MicroDice laser micromachining system has been adopted by a major industrial manufacturer for volume production of high-power diodes

News Releases
7 July 2016

Dilas will now sell its diode laser component products directly to the markets in Great Britain and Ireland

Lasers
7 July 2016

The use of InnoLas Photonics’ Blizz lasers enables up to 30mm/sec high speed PCB cutting processes with high cutting quality, laser performance and reliability

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