Editor's picks

Dr Stefan Janssen discusses the scanner-based laser processing technique developed within the Carbolase project

Simone Mazzucato discusses how lasers can be used to create hidden microfeatures in materials for anti-counterfeit purposes

The demand for laser systems in the microelectronics segment is expected to grow in 2020, however

News

The nanocarbon additive makes it possible to ensure a low porosity of the printed material, increasing its hardness by 1.5 times. (Image: NUST MISIS)

26 November 2020

The carbon nanofibres are a by-product of associated petroleum gas processing, which has serious environmental significance

Single titanium Airbus parts can now be processed using multiple lasers simultaneously in a Concept Laser M2 printer. (Image: Premium Aerotec)

25 November 2020

The validation will enable single titanium components to be built at an increased rate in GE Additive’s Concept Laser M2 printer

25 November 2020

The demand for laser systems in the microelectronics segment is expected to grow in 2020, however

The new NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions wields twelve 1kW lasers for increased productivity. (Image: SLM Solutions)

25 November 2020

SLM Solutions' NXG XII 600 is equipped with twelve 1kW lasers, while Additive Industries' upcoming MetalFAB-600 will be equipped with ten 1kW lasers

Roo Engineering's workforce has doubled since March. (Image: Business Live)

24 November 2020

Roo Engineering, which was started in April 2019, has grown from an initial three employees to a workforce of 27, and now operates across two sites

The new smart factory demonstrates how different machine types can be interconnected in a network. (Image: Trumpf)

26 October 2020

Sales revenue fell from €3.8 billion to €3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2019/20

Welding, cutting and 3D printing are counted among the industrial applications intended for the upcoming laser diodes. (Image: BluGlass)

22 October 2020

Three different standard laser designs have been demonstrated after being fabricated into test devices: 405nm, 420nm and 450nm

Analysis & opinion

25 November 2020

Dr Stefan Janssen discusses the scanner-based laser processing technique developed within the Carbolase project

25 November 2020

Simone Mazzucato discusses how lasers can be used to create hidden microfeatures in materials for anti-counterfeit purposes

25 September 2020

Trumpf’s David Harvilla, Stefanie Bisch and Sebastian Zaske discuss why green lasers represent the perfect tool for welding e-mobility components made of copper

25 September 2020

Nataliya Deyneka-Dupriez and Alexander Denkl, of Lessmüller Lasertechnik, describe how OCT can be used to perform online process monitoring when using an oscillating laser beam to weld e-mobility components

25 September 2020

ES Precision’s new UV laser is paying for itself by opening up a range of valuable niche processing jobs, writes director Andrew May

The recent emergence of blue laser processing shows promise for copper processing applications in e-mobility. (Image: Nuburu)

25 September 2020

Over the summer laser users learned how two types of blue diode laser are dramatically improving copper welding for fabricating e-mobility components

15 June 2020

Anibal Di Luch, of TWI, reports on the development of a robotic platform for the laser processing of large-scale, high-end structures for aircraft

Features

25 September 2020

Greg Blackman speaks to two researchers who presented at the LANE conference on different aspects of laser welding

The LS4 integrates two laser sources, a 50W green nanosecond and a dual wavelength (near-infrared and green) 10W femtosecond source. (Image: Lasea)

25 September 2020

Keely Portway discovers how laser systems are used in smart manufacturing

24 April 2020

Nikolaus Fecht on how AI is helping move laser systems closer to achieving complete error-free production

16 March 2020

Keely Portway looks at regular maintenance practices that can help laser users ensure maximum uptime of their system

Trumpf enables copper additive manufacturing by combining its TruDisk 1020 with its TruPrint systems.

13 March 2020

Optically-driven additive manufacturing is entering uncharted territory with challenging reflective, thermally conductive metals such as copper, finds Andy Extance

Application focus

Figure 1: Common views of the ROV. (1) Vertical thrusters, (2) buoyancy, (3) laser cleaning module, (4) horizontal thrusters, (5) wheels with built-in magnets, (6) rear video camera, (7) LED lamp, (8) front video camera, (9) thruster control units, (10) main control unit, (11) nozzle of the laser cleaning module.

Researchers are developing laser systems capable of cleaning ship hulls underwater

Ben Fielding, of Weldwide, explores the benefits of laser welding and how the technology compares to other well-established joining methods

Florent Husson, of Alphanov, describes how large parts can be polished using robotics and high-power lasers

Lasers can be used to create durable black marks on stainless steel. (Image: Coherent)

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

Press Releases

White papers

08 September 2020

When purchasing a highly advanced device for use in the workplace, such as a laser, learning how to properly apply, troubleshoot, and evaluate that device becomes very important.

This article will detail why a laser’s performance is important for industrial laser materials processing, and will serve as a guide for the right and wrong ways to apply, ascertain, evaluate, and take action on the laser performance data gathered.

09 June 2020

Edmund Optics describes its development of NebularTM nano-structured anti-reflective surfaces that can be used to reduce stray light in laser systems for materials processing.

 

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