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This webinar will dive into the technology behind laser-based functional surface texturing, with a focus on the EU-funded LAMpAS project

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has acquired a minority stake in French startup GLOphotonics, a developer of special optical fibres for UF laser processing

Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering, explains how the refurbishment of cutting heads can provide an economical alternative to buying replacement parts

News

25 February 2020

Major end industries for laser systems have cut their equipment spending, notably smartphone makers and car manufacturers.

18 February 2020

Compared to 2018’s event, which covered a total of 89,800m2, more than 95,000m2 of space has already been booked at this year’s event – an almost 6 per cent increase in stand space

28 January 2020

The filter, which can sieve particles as small as 10 micrometres, is made using ultrafast lasers

TWI's section manager for laser additive manufacturing, Carl Hauser, meeting with Hornet Laser Cladding at the firm's site in Alblasserdam, Netherlands. (Image: TWI)

27 January 2020

EHLA is capable of speeds 10 times faster than traditional laser metal deposition in terms of surface coverage rate

24 January 2020

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has acquired a minority stake in French startup GLOphotonics, a developer of special optical fibres for UF laser processing

A new laser peening system will be installed on-board a Littoral Combat Ship, a lightweight vessel designed for ocean-going and near-shore operations. (MCC Keith DeVinney/U.S. Navy)

23 January 2020

The system will be based on LSP’s Laser Procudo Peening system, which will be installed with a custom-designed beam deck delivery system on-board a Littoral Combat Ship

The ablation of nm-thin layers on a moving film with USP laser scribing in the fs regime. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

14 January 2020

A new project is set to boost the mass production of organic photovoltaic cells using a number of different laser technologies

Analysis & opinion

11 December 2019

Rita Bola, project manager at EWF, describes how digitally integrating the process steps of laser powder bed fusion will help accelerate its adoption in industry

11 December 2019

Jason Woolley, key accounts laser group manager at Abicor Binzel USA, highlights how laser welding is helping make Industry 4.0 a reality

04 December 2019

Dr Srinivas Garimella shares his experience in establishing additive manufacturing as a one of Eaton’s key manufacturing technologies

27 November 2019

Andrew May, director of ES Precision, shares five tips to get the best laser marking results

25 November 2019

At ICALEO 2019, Dr Ruth Sahler, COO at Perfect Lens, highlighted how the current customer service offerings of laser suppliers leave a lot to be desired

20 November 2019

Matthew Dale reports on ICALEO 2019, where experts highlighted the emerging challenges associated with processing lightweight materials for aerospace

06 September 2019

Coherent’s Dr Jörg Neukum highlights how the ease of integration and maintenance of direct diode lasers has contributed towards their increased uptake in industry

Features

27 January 2020

Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, talks with Eric Mottay, president and CEO of Amplitude Laser Group

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

11 December 2019

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production

A complex dimple texture applied to the curved flute surface of a drill. (Credit: Lightmotif)

11 December 2019

Matthew Dale learns about the latest demands being made of laser micromachining technology

A schematic of Coherent's adjustable ring mode fibre and the five basic power patterns possible within the focused laser spot. (Image: Coherent)

25 November 2019

Greg Blackman discovers how emerging lasers with adjustable beam quality are improving quality and flexibility in cutting and welding 

LG’s upcoming Signature rollable OLED display will be able to store itself away in its base when not in use thanks to flexible display technology. (Image: LG)

06 September 2019

Gemma Church finds that lasers are playing a crucial role in increasing the functionality of modern displays

Application focus

Andrew May, director of ES Precision, shares five tips to get the best laser marking results

John Powell, technical director of Laser Expertise, on some of the key aspects to consider when buying a new cutting machine for a job shop

Proper extraction system maintenance and design is vital, says BOFA International’s Joshua Evans, to reduce fire and explosion risks associated with laser metal processing

New regulations dictate that certain medical devices must be marked with a unique device identification code. Here we explore how different laser technologies can be used to produce these markings

A look at some of the industrial laser technology on display at Photonics West

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