Editor's picks

The SLM500 can integrate lasers independently or in parallel to increase build rates by 90% over twin laser configurations

Bosch will utilise its new systems to produce parts for its powertrain technology, including custom aluminium parts for hydrogen technology and electric drive productions

The Talon 532-70 laser enables high-throughput processing of photovoltaics and advanced electronics materials.

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time (Image: LZH)

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time

News

The University is hiring a new research fellow as part of a five-year project looking to move beyond ‘fixed’ fibre lasers currently used in manufacturing. (Image: ORC)

10 August 2022

The university is hiring a new research fellow as part of a five-year project developing ‘smart’, reconfigurable fibre lasers

News

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time (Image: LZH)

08 August 2022

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time

A battery being welded at Trumpf's application lab. (Image: Trumpf)

27 July 2022

Trumpf will supply lasers to a new production facility set to produce battery cells for 1,000 vehicles annually

The constellation will operate in low earth orbit to perform mining exploration with minimal environmental impact. (Image: Shutterstock/NicoElNino)

25 July 2022

The constellation will operate in low earth orbit as part of an initiative for mining exploration with minimal environmental impact

Press releases

10 August 2022

Bosch will utilise its new systems to produce parts for its powertrain technology, including custom aluminium parts for hydrogen technology and electric drive productions

10 August 2022

The companies will work together on developing automated material storage and retrieval systems that fully integrate with BLM Group’s line of flat lasers

10 August 2022

Focuslight Technologies Inc has announced Flux H Series - a variable beam laser system for pan-semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Joshua Evans, of Bofa International, shares how proper fume management helps maintain the durability and build quality of metal 3D printers

13 June 2022

Joshua Evans, of Bofa International, shares how proper fume management helps maintain the durability and build quality of metal 3D printers

Dr Christian Otten, of LaVa-X, demonstrates an alternative to emerging blue and green laser technologies for welding copper in electric vehicle production

09 June 2022

Dr Christian Otten, of LaVa-X, demonstrates an alternative to emerging blue and green laser technologies for welding copper in electric vehicle production

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

07 June 2022

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

Application Focus

Here a laser beam is being delivered via a flexible fibre to weld thin piping. (Image: Shutterstock/sspopov)

A brief introduction to laser welding, the technologies involved, and the advantages it offers over other joining methods

(Image: Andrey Armyagov/Shutterstock)

An brief look at laser cutting and some of the technology developments made in recent years

The new method recorded 6GB of data in a one-inch silica glass sample, with each square measuring just 8.8 x 8.8mm.

Fast and energy-efficient laser writing could help solve ongoing data storage challenges

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

Features

The coherent beam combining technology of Civan's Dynamic Beam Laser can be used to produce a wide range of beam profiles.

06 June 2022

Matthew Dale learns how Bosch Research plans to use one of the most recent developments in laser technology

Features

More than 900 exhibitors were in attendance this year.

30 April 2022

More than 1,300 exhibitors from across the global photonics industry were in attendance, including companies and research institutes of all sizes.

The main topics that were discussed in the exhibition halls include laser systems for industrial production, laser and optoelectronics, optics, sensors, measuring and testing technology, and optical engineering.

New for 2022 was the World of Quantum, which occupied its own hall, dealing with an incredibly exciting field in photonics: quantum technology and its various potential applications.

Hot-fire testing of a GRCop-42 L-PBF chamber and NASA HR-1 LP-DED nozzle with integral channels at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. (Image: NASA)

03 February 2022

Matthew Dale learns how additive manufacturing is optimising the production of rocket components

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

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