Editor's picks

Stent manufacturing is one of the biggest applications of laser technology in medical device manufacturing.

(Image: Shutterstock/Christoph Burgstedt)

Sharon Ann Holgate identifies the key advantages and developing applications of femtosecond lasers in the medical industry

New automation technologies and upgraded multi-laser performance make the upgraded system well-suited to series production. (Image: Trumpf)

Automation technologies and upgraded multi-laser performance make the new system suited to series production

LSE investigates whether AM is yet fully established as a series production tool

News

A radio frequency quadrupole manufactured from electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper as part of the I.FAST Project.

24 November 2022

The TruPrint 5000 Green Edition can produce copper components for parts such as electric motors or heat exchangers

News

The new production lines can physically and digitally map the entire AM process chain via digital twins (Image: Siemens Digital Industries)

22 November 2022

The new lines have been established at Siemens Energy’s gas turbine plant in Berlin, and at Toolcraft AG’s headquarters in Georgensgmünd

The new system offers an extended 1.5m build envelope in the z-axis to accommodate even larger parts than its predecessor, the NXG XII 600.

17 November 2022

SLM has already accepted its first order for the new system for use in the defence sector

New automation technologies and upgraded multi-laser performance make the upgraded system well-suited to series production. (Image: Trumpf)

16 November 2022

Automation technologies and upgraded multi-laser performance make the new system suited to series production

Press releases

10 November 2022

ULT has developed a dedicated version of the LAS 800 extraction system free of ignition sources to increase explosion and fire protection during laser dust extraction

09 November 2022

Sigma Additive Solutions' PrintRite3D in-process quality assurance solution will be certified to work with SLM’s metal additive manufacturing machines

08 November 2022

The low heat laser applies perfect marks on materials with extraordinary absorption properties

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Michael Hustedt, Oliver Seffer and Alexander Hilck, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, on how to enclose a high-power joining process for steel plates up to 30mm thick

12 October 2022

Michael Hustedt, Oliver Seffer and Alexander Hilck, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, on how to enclose a high-power joining process for steel plates up to 30mm thick

Jan Keuntje and Peter Jäschke have developed a macroscopic finite element model to help establish laser cutting in serial CFRP component production

29 September 2022

Jan Keuntje and Peter Jäschke, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, have developed a macroscopic finite element model to help establish laser cutting in serial CFRP component production

Paul Butler-Smith and Tian Long See demonstrate how the surface friction of stainless-steel medical tools can be reduced using pulsed and ultrashort-pulsed laser processing

12 September 2022

Paul Butler-Smith and Tian Long See, of the MTC, demonstrate how the surface friction of stainless-steel medical tools can be reduced using pulsed and ultrashort-pulsed laser processing

Application Focus

Handheld laser cleaning devices are a popular choice in industry for delivering the beam to the workpiece. (Image: Shutterstock/Surasak_Photo)

The basics of laser cleaning, the systems involved, and the benifts it offers over conventional cleaning techniques

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

Features

Stent manufacturing is one of the biggest applications of laser technology in medical device manufacturing.

(Image: Shutterstock/Christoph Burgstedt)

22 November 2022

Sharon Ann Holgate identifies the key advantages and developing applications of femtosecond lasers in the medical industry

Features

Micromarking on a gold dubloon for anti-counterfeiting purposes, made using from QiOVA’s structured light beam (Credit: QiOVA)

01 November 2022

Anita Chandran explores the latest challenges facing manufacturers and users of laser marking systems

An experimental setup for laser peen forming. Water is used to confine the miniature explosions generated at the material surface, increasing the overall process efficiency (Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum hereon GmbH)

26 October 2022

Researchers are investigating the potential of laser peening for the manipulation of titanium alloy sheets in the aerospace sector

Lasers offer a non-contact, fast, flexible and cost-effective tool for cutting sheets across a range of industries. (Shutterstock/Parilov)

04 October 2022

Specialist laser integrator Cyan Tec shares some of the latest developments taking place in the field of sheet metal cutting

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