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Matthew Dale shares three interesting applications of laser technology that were presented at ILAS 2019 in Crewe, UK, in March

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Dr Jack Gabzdyl and Dr Ken Dzurko, of SPI Lasers, highlight the multiple applications that fibre lasers can be used for in the making of electric vehicles

News

16 April 2019

John Ambroseo has announced that he will retire as CEO of laser manufacturer Coherent by April 2021, after nearly 17 years in the position

11 April 2019

The global market for laser systems for materials processing reached a record volume of $19.8 billion, despite slowing market growth, a new report from Optech Consulting has revealed

11 April 2019

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has established a new business division, ‘Trumpf Photonic Components’, following its acquisition of Photonics GmbH from Philips

08 April 2019

UK fibre laser manufacturer SPI Lasers has achieved a mark in quality with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status

04 April 2019

The Eureka Network in Photonics has announced its intention to fund international research and development projects with up to €2 million to produce industrial photonic technologies for advanced manufacturing

15 March 2019

Cranfield University in the UK has launched an MSc course on metal additive manufacturing

Analysis & opinion

10 April 2019

Matthew Dale shares three interesting applications of laser technology that were presented at ILAS 2019 in Crewe, UK, in March

14 March 2019

Professor Duncan Hand discusses the results of CIM-Laser, a collaboration between five UK universities that has supported the country’s uptake of laser-based manufacturing over the past five years

14 March 2019

Dr Stefan Kaierle shares how joining dissimilar materials with laser beam welding could be used to decrease the weight of ships and cars, leading to a reduction in their emissions

14 March 2019

Dr Dieter Schwarze and Bodo Haack, of SLM Solutions, discuss the importance and progression of standardisation in laser metal additive manufacturing

14 March 2019

Dr Daniel Arnaldo del Cerro, laser applications engineer at Oxford Lasers, describes how global energy consumption could be cut back through laser surface texturing to minimise the friction of moving mechanical components

14 March 2019

Paul Webster and Chris Galbraith, of IPG Photonics, report on the development of a new inline weld monitoring system based on technology from Laser Depth Dynamics

14 March 2019

Dr Rich Martukanitz, of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the University of Virginia, explains how a performance qualification protocol in traditional manufacturing can be adapted for AM

Features

07 March 2019

Greg Blackman speaks to Marco Reichle, at Reichle Technologiezentrum, on laser texturing injection moulds for vehicle makers – now a huge part of the firm’s business

07 January 2019

Keely Portway discovers some of the different ways advances in laser processing have been used to help improve aircraft efficiency

07 January 2019

Gemma Church investigates the explosion of cross-industry plastic welding techniques

10 September 2018

Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

Application focus

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

A selection of laser technology for micromachining applications, including drilling, cutting, structuring and scribing.

Applied technology for laser material processing, with a focus on what was shown at Lasys from 5 to 7 June in Stuttgart, Germany

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