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Ford operators assemble medical face shields. (Image: Ford Motor Company).

Toyota, Ford, Daimler and Mercedes have all committed to using AM to produce medical components urgently needed as a result of the current pandemic.

Laser cutting, welding, marking and additive manufacturing will be particularly relevant in producing medical devices

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

News

The new design is both lighter and easier to wear than a previous design made using acrylic.

07 April 2020

Laser system manufacturer Trotec has successfully developed a face shield that can be laser cut from a single sheet of PET plastic

02 April 2020

A survey of VDMA member companies has revealed that 84 per cent have had their operations affected by Covid-19.

Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing

02 April 2020

In response to Covid-19, Siemens is making its AM network and 3D printers available to the global medical community

EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

02 April 2020

Following its acquisition of the UK’s first EHLA system, TWI is investigating the capabilities and future potential of EHLA technology.

Ford operators assemble medical face shields. (Image: Ford Motor Company).

01 April 2020

Toyota, Ford, Daimler and Mercedes have all committed to using AM to produce medical components urgently needed as a result of the current pandemic.

Field ventilator that includes 3D printed parts made with HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology.

26 March 2020

HP and its partners are using their 3D printing teams, technology and experience to help deliver critical medical parts in the ongoing effort against Covid-19.

25 March 2020

The free academy will enable participants to select modular online training to suit their requirements

Analysis & opinion

12 March 2020

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

06 March 2020

John Sutter, of Abicor Binzel, discusses how Generation 3 steels perfectly fit the needs of vehicle manufacturers

The benefits of AI and machine learning in laser processing were discussed by a panel of experts at the show

21 February 2020

Power increases across multiple laser technologies are set to bring further benefit to materials processing, Matthew Dale learnt at Photonics West

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

Features

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

Scanlab’s XL Scan synchronously controls a 2D scan head and a positioning stage. It can also process 3D workpieces with integrated Z-axis control.

12 March 2020

Greg Blackman on the latest scanning solutions and software for micromachining

27 January 2020

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

Application focus

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

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

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