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Industry
18 January 2017

Fibre laser supplier SPI Lasers has joined the research and technology organisation TWI as an industrial member

Industry
18 January 2017

Laser system maker Trumpf has developed a femtosecond laser to weld glass light guides used in its own laser machines

Industry
16 January 2017

A project to investigate standards for additive manufacturing (AM) is to be launched by welding institute, TWI, and Lloyd's Register, an engineering, technical and business services organisation

Technology
13 January 2017

The three-year OpenHybrid project is now underway, aiming to address the technical and commercial limitations of current hybrid manufacturing systems

Industry
11 January 2017

GE has announced it will invest $10 million over the next five years in two additive manufacturing educational programmes

Industry
11 January 2017

Panasonic has acquired US high brightness direct diode laser maker Teradiode for an undisclosed sum

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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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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

Laser Systems
20 January 2017

Prima Power’s new Laser Next 2130 cutting machine maintains the performance of the previous 1530 model while offering an increased working volume

Control and Guidance
20 January 2017

Scanlab has now simplified the selection of scan systems via its free ScanCalc calculation iOS/Android app

Laser Systems
20 January 2017

Foba, a manufacturer of laser marking systems and workstations, now offers a high-precision and cost-effective laser marking workstation, the Foba M2000

Laser Systems
20 January 2017

Mazak has expanded its Hybrid Multi-Tasking machine technology with the introduction of the Integrex i-200S AM

Lasers
19 January 2017