Winter 2016

All in the delivery
Lasing on the wing
The direct approach


Beam delivery

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


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

Diode lasers

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