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The hybrid circuit boards combine several functions in one component. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

The new PCBs are both more versatile and 20-times cheaper than conventional power electronics made of ceramics

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Greg Blackman on how titanium laser welding can be used to replace rivet joints in aircraft

This webinar will present some of the current challenges in laser welding and how beam shaping and steering can be used to overcome these challenges

News

A Dynamic Beam Laser from Civan Lasers has been installed at Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden. The institute is thus the first research institution worldwide to utilize such a laser solution. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

26 July 2021

The institute expects the technology to overcome the challenges of using crack-sensitive materials in additive manufacturing

ES Precision will soon provide a service for profiling, drilling and perforating thin gauge materials up to about 2mm thick.

22 July 2021

The firm wants to provide a service for profiling, drilling and perforating thin gauge materials

CO2 lasers can be used to improve the carving of Tibetan mani stones, which depict Buddhist mantras, sutras, Buddha images or symbols. (Image: CKLaser)

16 July 2021

Laser engraving has allowed Tibetan mani stone carvers to carry on an important tradition, while also introducing new possibilities to this ancient art

The facility will produce aerospace-grade titanium alloy powder at approximately half the cost of the nearest competitor. (Image: Amaero)

12 July 2021

The facility in Victoria, Australia, will serve the defence, aerospace and tooling sectors with its titanium

The hybrid circuit boards combine several functions in one component. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

08 July 2021

The new PCBs are both more versatile and 20-times cheaper than conventional power electronics made of ceramics

The new 250J pulsed laser. (Image: Hamamatsu Photonics)

06 July 2021

Hamamatsu Photonics' new system produces 250J pulse energy, the world’s highest among laser-diode-pumped lasers

The new line is capable of handling the entire battery manufacturing process. (Image: Comau)

05 July 2021

The automated line combines industrial robots, vision systems, laser welding, and in-line joint validation via artificial intelligence

Analysis & opinion

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22 June 2021

Greg Blackman on how titanium laser welding can be used to replace rivet joints in aircraft

Spiral welds can be made at the interface between transparent material and metal to bond the two together. (Image: Heriot-Watt University)

09 June 2021

Matthew Dale learns that ultrafast lasers can now be used to bond transparent materials to metals, unlocking a plethora of applications

24 February 2021

Tim Lantzsch and his colleagues investigate the feasibility of diode lasers for the laser powder bed fusion of stainless steel

24 February 2021

Manyalibo Matthews shares how a deeper understanding of laser powder bed fusion will lead to material innovations and new applications in additive manufacturing

25 January 2021

Frederik Maiwald and Stefan Hierl determine the optimal parameters for welding transparent polymers used in optical and medical devices

11 December 2020

Chao Wei and Lin Li discuss how different material properties could be integrated into single parts using additive manufacturing

11 December 2020

Nicholas Goffin investigates where energy savings can be made in laser processing

Features

11 June 2021

Keely Portway considers the benefits of incorporating AI into industrial laser systems

Ultra-thin glass is now being used in the flexible displays of foldable smartphones.

02 March 2021

Ultra-thin glass offers exciting opportunities but poses exceptional manufacturing challenges, Matthew Dale finds

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23 February 2021

Greg Blackman asks experts how fibre lasers developed between 2010 to 2020, as well as what advancements the future may hold for the technology

Amada Weld Tech uses fibre lasers and femtosecond lasers in the manufacture of stents. (Image: Amada Weld Tech)

22 February 2021

Keely Portway explores the use of lasers in medical device manufacturing, including how they have played their part since the start of the pandemic

Lasers can be used to cut vehicle doorings, ABC pillars and any other structural part in a car body made out of press-hardened steel. (Image: Nataliya Hora/Shutterstock)

11 December 2020

LSE speaks with Martin Kuhnhen, head of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division, about the usage of laser technology on automotive production lines

Application focus

Figure 1. The laser polishing process. (Image: McDonald et al)

Laser polishing could serve as a resourceful alternative to traditional methods for finishing additively manufactured parts

Experimenting with circular, square and triangular oscillation patterns for laser surface treatment.

Handika Sandra Dewi explores the effects of circular, square and triangular oscillation strategies when treating microalloyed steel

Figure 5: successful validation of the process and the developed optics at a 4m depth under water

Jan Leschke and his colleagues have developed a new process for the safe dismantlement of nuclear equipment

Figure 1: Common views of the ROV. (1) Vertical thrusters, (2) buoyancy, (3) laser cleaning module, (4) horizontal thrusters, (5) wheels with built-in magnets, (6) rear video camera, (7) LED lamp, (8) front video camera, (9) thruster control units, (10) main control unit, (11) nozzle of the laser cleaning module.

Researchers are developing laser systems capable of cleaning ship hulls underwater

Ben Fielding, of Weldwide, explores the benefits of laser welding and how the technology compares to other well-established joining methods

Press Releases

White papers

07 July 2021

With a ruggedized, compact design, reliable pointing stability, and repeatable beam characteristics from laser to laser, Dart delivers high quality picosecond laser cutting and drilling even in tough industrial environments.

04 June 2021

An optimized picosecond laser system provides a turnkey solution for permanent, unique device identifier (UDI) marking of stainless steel devices.

07 May 2021

Coherent's new solution for 3D marking meets the increased need to mark non-flat surfaces, such as curved, inclined, recessed, and stepped surfaces as well as free-form objects.

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