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Laser welded ceramic assembly consisting of a transparent cylindrical cap joined to a ceramic tube. Image: Garay et al.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have successfully welded ceramics together using an ultrafast laser, a process that usually requires the extreme temperatures of a furnace to achieve.

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

News

09 September 2019

Cambridge Rapid Components has recently installed the UK's second TruLaser 1030 Fiber cutting system from Trumpf

05 September 2019

Scientists have developed a cost-efficient and scalable method of rapidly fabricating textiles embedded with energy storage devices using lasers

Laser welded ceramic assembly consisting of a transparent cylindrical cap joined to a ceramic tube. Image: Garay et al.

27 August 2019

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have successfully welded ceramics together using an ultrafast laser, a process that usually requires the extreme temperatures of a furnace to achieve.

22 August 2019

Samsung Display has developed a laser-etched hole that will be located near the top front of the flexible OLED displays of the Galaxy Note10

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

Analysis & opinion

06 September 2019

Coherent’s Dr Jörg Neukum highlights how the ease of integration and maintenance of direct diode lasers has contributed towards their increased uptake in industry

05 September 2019

Dr Nataliya Deyneka-Dupriez, of Lessmüller Lasertechnik, describes the benefits that OCT can bring to weld monitoring, and highlights how the technology is starting to find applications in e-mobility

05 September 2019

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

21 August 2019

Christopher Ryder, of MKS Instruments’ ESI products group, describes how CO2 lasers can be used to address 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 with increased 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

Features

LG’s upcoming Signature rollable OLED display will be able to store itself away in its base when not in use thanks to flexible display technology. (Image: LG)

06 September 2019

Gemma Church finds that lasers are playing a crucial role in increasing the functionality of modern displays

This Lasea system uses two processing heads to direct two halves of a more powerful, single ultrafast pulse to the workpiece in order to increase processing throughput.

06 September 2019

Matthew Dale explores the advantages of increasing the average power of ultrafast lasers, and discovers how this higher power can be delivered to the workpiece

Professor Steen being presented with an Honorary Fellowship to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers by the institute’s president Carolyn Griffiths.

06 September 2019

The LIA has introduced a set of annual awards dedicated to Professor William Maxwell Steen, a veteran and pioneer of laser technology

22 August 2019

Laser Systems Europe caught up with LIA’s executive director, Dr Nathaniel Quick, to discuss topics ranging from his early experiences with the organisation to the challenges still hindering the adoption of laser materials processing in industry

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

Application focus

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

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.

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