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Laser shock peening was used to strengthen the frame of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. (Image: FRCE)

The process was used to strengthen the frame of a F-35B Lightning II without adding any additional material or weight

Gwenn Pallier, Jannik Lind and Jorge Luis Arias Otero provide an update on the results of the Custodian project

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

The two systems will help the rocket company make its space missions more affordable and efficient by creating lighter, faster, and more robust space components

News

Laser shock peening was used to strengthen the frame of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. (Image: FRCE)

13 January 2022

The process was used to strengthen the frame of a F-35B Lightning II without adding any additional material or weight

News

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

11 January 2022

The two systems will help the rocket company make its space missions more affordable and efficient by creating lighter, faster, and more robust space components

Mahle's automotive components are found in half the vehicles around the world, according to the firm. (Image: Mahle)

07 January 2022

The two companies aim to improve the speed and quality of automotive component manufacturing in both prototyping and serial production

(Image: Martial Red/Shutterstock)

06 January 2022

LPKF Laser & Electronics has concluded a joint development agreement for a glass processing technology with a major global display enterprise.

The companies have agreed not to disclose details of the agreement.

The two firms seek to further optimise a specific solution enabling future display devices.

If the development is successfully completed, LPKF expects the technology to be widely used in various applications for the enterprise.

Press releases

07 January 2022

Laser cladding services are now fully operational at this facility with the ability to offer O.D. and I.D. coatings, as well as laser hardening, pre- and post-machining and inspection services

07 January 2022

Sigma Labs' PrintRite3D in-process quality assurance system provides a consistent way to monitor production real-time across 3D printers from different manufacturers, supporting different processes, and now multiple types of materials

05 January 2022

The production scale-up version of Velo3D’s end-to-end solution was shipped to a key aerospace customer to improve its AM capabilities

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Handheld laser welding systems promise flexibility in processing, but present numerous hazards that must be dealt with before they can be used safely. (Shutterstock/Dizfoto)

10 January 2022

Matthew Dale asks experts whether this emerging application poses any risks to the user

AI is now being used to improve the design of computer chips. (Image: Shutterstock/Connect world)

 

13 December 2021

At ICALEO 2021 Matthew Dale learned of the numerous ways that AI can optimise laser-based manufacturing

10 December 2021

Mikhail Sokolov, Pasquale Franciosa, and Dariusz Ceglarek of the University of Warwick, describe how new laser technologies can overcome dissimilar material welding challenges

Application Focus

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

Experimenting with circular, square and triangular oscillation patterns for laser surface treatment.

Handika Sandra Dewi explores the effects of circular, square and triangular oscillation strategies when treating microalloyed steel

Figure 5: successful validation of the process and the developed optics at a 4m depth under water

Jan Leschke and his colleagues have developed a new process for the safe dismantlement of nuclear equipment

Features

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

Features

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

Ship under construction in a shipyard. (Image: Shutterstock.com)

24 September 2021

Keely Portway looks at how new laser technologies are optimising welding and cutting for shipbuilding

Labels can be laser marked on a reel-to-reel spooling workstation. (Image: Trotec)

23 September 2021

Greg Blackman on where CO₂ lasers excel in materials processing

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