Editor's picks

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

Professor Dr Reinhart Poprawe, director of Fraunhofer ILT, has announced that he will retire this autumn. Here we take a closer look at his extensive career, and the impact he has had on the world of laser technology

A 15-month project has been launched that will combine laser processing technology with robotics to enable the manufacture of large-scale, high-end aerospace parts

News

20 August 2019

Automotive supplier Brose will collaborate with IPG Photonics to develop the first direct weld measurement technology for the manufacturie of automotive seat rails

13 August 2019

Ekspla and Light Conversion have developed an ultrafast laser system that they say could potentially be used to accelerate the radioactive decay of nuclear waste from tens of thousands of years to months, hours or even seconds

12 August 2019

A 15-month project has been launched that will combine laser processing technology with robotics to enable the manufacture of large-scale, high-end aerospace parts

12 August 2019

Coherent's revenues drop 30 per cent year-on-year, while IPG’s decrease by 12 per cent

XRD can be used to detect residual stresses in materials. (Image: LPT Technologies)

18 July 2019

The firm will use XRD to perform in-house measurements of compressive residual stress in metals, enabling it to develop laser peening prescriptions for customer needs more quickly and accurately

Building a rectangular block of 316L stainless steel with LPBF and then annealing it with a diode laser. (Image: LLNL)

18 July 2019

The new technique resulted in the reduction of effective residual stress in metal 3D-printed test parts by 90 per cent

16 July 2019

GFT Technologies has acquired the portfolio and workforce of Trumpf subsidiary Axoom, a software company based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Analysis & opinion

21 August 2019

Christopher Ryder, of MKS Instruments’ ESI products group, describes how CO2 lasers can be used to address the new material challenges being faced in the manufacture of 5G technologies

21 August 2019

Jean-Michel Pelaprat, co-founder of Nuburu, discusses the benefits of materials processing using emerging blue diode lasers of increasing brightness

21 August 2019

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

31 July 2019

Matthew Dale reports on the International Laser Marketplace that took place at the Laser World of Photonics this year

31 May 2019

Dr Arnold Gillner, of Fraunhofer ILT, discusses the growing application range of ultrashort pulse lasers in industrial manufacturing

31 May 2019

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

31 May 2019

Paul Harrison, chief engineer for product applications at SPI Lasers, describes a new mode of operation for fibre lasers that enables beam quality to be varied on demand

Features

21 August 2019

Professor Dr Reinhart Poprawe, director of Fraunhofer ILT, has announced that he will retire this autumn. Here we take a closer look at his extensive career, and the impact he has had on the world of laser technology

31 May 2019

Greg Blackman discovers that new beam shaping technology is speeding up and improving the quality of thick plate laser cutting

31 May 2019

Tim Gillett investigates the process of laser machining composite materials for the aerospace industry

31 May 2019

Matthew Dale explores the range of laser solutions available for copper processing applications in e-mobility

Application focus

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

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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