Editor's picks

Laser-assisted metal flux-cored welding will increase underwater joining efficiency and quality. (Image: LZH)

Two LZH projects are tackling the challenges of underwater welding and brass welding for industry

The discs were tested on two ships sailing from Europe to Asia. (Image: iStock/dan_prat)

Currently, such discs are treated with a thermal spray coating, which isn’t as precise as the industry needs

Liebinger spoke on a panel at the Laser World of Photonics in April (Credit: Messe Munich)

Laser firms could really benefit from quantum computing, which should not just be reserved for the world's big challenges

News

Blue laser light is suited to processing reflective metals such as copper and aluminium. (Image: Nuburu)

20 May 2022

The new printer will enable manufacturers to create production-grade parts using reflective metals

News

Laser-assisted metal flux-cored welding will increase underwater joining efficiency and quality. (Image: LZH)

18 May 2022

Two LZH projects are tackling the challenges of underwater welding and brass welding for industry

The discs were tested on two ships sailing from Europe to Asia. (Image: iStock/dan_prat)

16 May 2022

Currently, such discs are treated with a thermal spray coating, which isn’t as precise as the industry needs

Liebinger spoke on a panel at the Laser World of Photonics in April (Credit: Messe Munich)

13 May 2022

Laser firms could really benefit from quantum computing, which should not just be reserved for the world's big challenges

Press releases

28 April 2022

BeamPeek is an integrated beam analysis and power measurement system for fast, accurate, real-time measurement of lasers in additive manufacturing chambers

22 April 2022

The FemtoBlade laser employs a modular design that provides increased flexibility and high power at high repetition rates which will enable faster processing and improved throughput for micromachining applications

22 April 2022

The Spectra-Physics IceFyre GR50 is a compact, high-power green picosecond laser with industry-leading performance and low cost-of-ownership

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Mark Zediker, Jean-Michel Pelaprat and Andrew Dodd share how early results are already demonstrating the advantages of blue lasers in additive manufacturing

01 March 2022

Mark Zediker, Jean-Michel Pelaprat and Andrew Dodd share how early results are already demonstrating the advantages of blue lasers in additive manufacturing

Alexandre Rondepierre and Olivier Casagrande demonstrate a new approach that overcomes existing laser shock peening challenges

25 February 2022

Alexandre Rondepierre and Olivier Casagrande demonstrate a new approach that overcomes existing laser shock peening challenges

Richard Stähr and his colleagues are using laser drilling to produce perforated acoustic liners for insulating aircraft noise

18 February 2022

Richard Stähr and his colleagues are using laser drilling to produce perforated acoustic liners for insulating aircraft noise

Application Focus

(Image: Andrey Armyagov/Shutterstock)

An brief look at laser cutting and some of the technology developments made in recent years

The new method recorded 6GB of data in a one-inch silica glass sample, with each square measuring just 8.8 x 8.8mm.

Fast and energy-efficient laser writing could help solve ongoing data storage challenges

Coherent’s Florian Furger, Markus Danner and Roland Mayerhofer discuss how combining real-time readings from multiple sensors enables better control of high-precision welding

Laser polishing could serve as a resourceful alternative to traditional methods for finishing additively manufactured parts

Features

More than 900 exhibitors were in attendance this year.

30 April 2022

More than 1,300 exhibitors from across the global photonics industry were in attendance, including companies and research institutes of all sizes.

The main topics that were discussed in the exhibition halls include laser systems for industrial production, laser and optoelectronics, optics, sensors, measuring and testing technology, and optical engineering.

New for 2022 was the World of Quantum, which occupied its own hall, dealing with an incredibly exciting field in photonics: quantum technology and its various potential applications.

Features

Hot-fire testing of a GRCop-42 L-PBF chamber and NASA HR-1 LP-DED nozzle with integral channels at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. (Image: NASA)

03 February 2022

Matthew Dale learns how additive manufacturing is optimising the production of rocket components

Hydrogen fuel cells could provide a suitable alternative to plug-in electric HGVs, where the weight of the battery could prove to be an issue. (Image: Shutterstock/Audeo und werbung)

14 December 2021

New laser technology could help make hydrogen-powered vehicles commercially viable, David Stuart finds

Laser depaneling systems such as this achieve higher output by higher effective cutting speed and cutting quality. (Image: LPKF)

13 December 2021

Productronica exhibitors shared some of the latest trends in electronics manufacturing with Abigail Williams

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