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Applications
15 March 2017

UK bicycle component manufacturer Hope Technology has replaced a CO2 laser on its shop floor with a Bystronic fibre laser

Industry
6 March 2017

Laser World of Photonics will have a 24-hour student engineering competition called a Makeathon (make-marathon) and new guided tours of the show, Messe München has revealed

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

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Analysis & Opinion

28 February 2017

Jessica Rowbury reports from a Photonics West panel, where possible implications of Brexit and the Trump administration were debated

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

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Features

Laser safety
14 March 2017

Greg Blackman on the safety equipment for protecting against higher power and ultrafast lasers

Additive manufacturing
14 March 2017

Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production

Smart Factories
10 March 2017

Information technologies like cloud computing and Internet of Things are bringing about big changes in manufacturing. Gemma Church looks at where laser systems will fit into these smart factories

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

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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
Laser Systems
23 February 2017