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Industry
16 November 2016

Laser system manufacturer Trumpf has entered a partnership with engineering technology giant Siemens to help industrialise laser metal fusion technology

Industry
14 November 2016

Coherent has completed the $942 million acquisition of Rofin-Sinar Technologies for $32.50 per share

Industry
9 November 2016

Han's Laser Technology Industry Group, a Chinese laser giant with annual revenues of $1 billion, has acquired the majority of Canadian optical fibre and fibre laser manufacturer, CorActive High-Tech

Industry
3 November 2016

Trumpf has launched a 2D laser cutting machine at Euroblech that it says ‘takes care of production largely autonomously'

Industry
28 October 2016

General Electric has announced it will acquire a 75 per cent stake in German additive manufacturing (AM) systems expert Concept Laser for €549 million

Applications
27 October 2016

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting the latest results of two collaborative projects at Euroblech from 25 to 29 October in Hanover, Germany

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Analysis & Opinion

30 September 2016

Matthew Dale reports from an EPIC meeting on laser material processing from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and finds that Lithuania has a lot to offer in terms of photonics expertise

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

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Automotive
26 September 2016

Gemma Church looks at the latest innovations in laser joining for the automotive industry

Photovoltaics
26 September 2016

Matthew Dale looks at how laser processing is improving the efficiency of solar panels

Sheet metal working
26 September 2016

Greg Blackman finds that automation is the future when it comes to laser sheet metal processing

Profile
26 September 2016

At a TWI event in July, Dr Paul Hilton, technology fellow for laser materials processing at the welding institute, gave his personal highlights of 50 years of TWI laser processing. Greg Blackman was there to listen to the presentation

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

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Safety
4 November 2016

ULT AG provides the LAS 1200 extraction and filtration system for laser fume, applying a specially configured filtration concept

News Releases
4 November 2016

SCANLAB GmbH, an OEM manufacturer of scan systems and photonics-industry 'Hidden Champion', has received DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certification

Laser Systems
4 November 2016

To increase dramatically the speed with which sheet metal parts can be produced on a ByStar Fiber laser cutting machine from Bystronic, the Swiss manufacturer has introduced a new 10kW fibre laser

News Releases
4 November 2016

On November 09th, 2016, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are invited to come to the LZH to inform themselves about laser-based additive manufacturing

News Releases
3 October 2016
Safety
3 October 2016
Lasers
26 September 2016