Latest news

22 September 2016

A Russian manufacturer of heated towel radiators sold to gyms and spas has replaced manual TIG welding in its production process with an automated laser welding system

21 September 2016

European and American brands including Trumpf and IPG are losing ground to Chinese laser firms in China, according to data presented by Guozhong Li at an EPIC meeting in Vilnius on 8 September

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


Latest issue


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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26 September 2016

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

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

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



News Releases
30 August 2016

Now with a new technology, LPKF is targeting the challenging medical applica-tions sector, and is focusing on researchers and developers with de-manding specifications for the joining technology

Laser Systems
30 August 2016

EOS, the technology and quality specialist for high-end additive manufacturing solutions, introduced its innovative system for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)

News Releases
26 August 2016

Talens Systems, (a member company of the Etxe-Tar Group based in Spain) ordered a second Laser Castle for their laser processing business

Control and Guidance
26 August 2016

Polygon scanners capable of scanning hundreds of meters per second are needed to utilize the full capability of the latest high power Ultrafast and Ultra Short Pulse lasers