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Technology
23 February 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology has increased the efficiency of laser micromachining through self-aligning helical optics, diffractive optical elements and spatial light modulators

Industry
15 February 2017

IPG Photonics has reported annual sales exceeding $1 billion in 2016, an increase of 12 per cent year-over-year

Industry
13 February 2017

Amplitude Systemes has signed a multi-year contract with Fraunhofer ILT to develop high power ultrafast lasers

Industry
23 January 2017

Concept Laser has partnered with Honeywell Aerospace and PADT to open a new additive manufacturing research centre for 3D metal printing at Arizona State University

Industry
23 January 2017

Laserflex, a specialist in laser fabrication metal processing and welding, has been acquired by Ryerson, a distributor of industrial metals

Industry
23 January 2017

AWL-Techniek, a Dutch producer of automated welding machines, has opened a new branch in Mexico at the end of 2016

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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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Features

Diode lasers
01 December 2016

Greg Blackman investigates the advances being made in direct diode lasers and asks whether these systems can compete with fibre lasers

Aerospace
01 December 2016

Matthew Dale on some of the laser processing that goes into building aircraft, from treating carbon fibre wing skins to 3D printing lightweight brackets

Beam delivery
01 December 2016

With new fibre delivery options now available, along with advances in scanning solutions, ultrafast lasers are becoming a much more practical tool for industrial machining, as Rachel Berkowitz discovers

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

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

News Releases
23 February 2017

Grenville Engineering installed its first fibre laser cutting centre in November 2016, a 3 kW BySprint Fiber 3015 from Bystronic UK

News Releases
23 February 2017

Messe Stuttgart and the German-Slovakian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Slowakei) are jointly organising the event ‘LASYS meets Central Europe’ for the first time from 30 to 31 May 2017

News Releases
23 February 2017

As of 1 March 2017, SPI Lasers will complete the sale of its Lamp Pumped Nd:YAG Service and Support business to TJS, Inc

News Releases
23 February 2017

In 2012, Danny Fantom opened the doors at FC Laser Ltd with a single Bystronic Bysprint Pro 4.4 kW CO2 laser cutting machine

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23 February 2017
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23 February 2017
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23 February 2017