Editor's picks

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production

A schematic of Coherent's adjustable ring mode fibre and the five basic power patterns possible within the focused laser spot. (Image: Coherent)

Greg Blackman discovers how emerging lasers with adjustable beam quality are improving quality and flexibility in cutting and welding

At ICALEO 2019, Dr Ruth Sahler, COO at Perfect Lens, highlighted how the current customer service offerings of laser suppliers leave a lot to be desired

News

09 December 2019

Forums dedicated to 'Process Control & AI' and 'Quantum technology' will feature in the programme of the 13th AKL 'International Laser Technology Congress'

A commercial thin-​disk head. The disk is surrounded by monolithic prisms that route the pump beam between reflections. Credit: TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

09 December 2019

Researchers have demonstrated a sub-​picosecond thin-​disk laser oscillator delivering 350​W average output power

07 December 2019

Researchers have developed a technique that dramatically reduces cracking in metal components during selective laser melting

06 December 2019

Lantek has signed a collaboration agreement with HSG Laser Group that will see its software integrated into HSG’s fibre laser sheet metal cutting machines

27 November 2019

Tesla has filed a patent for an automated system capable of detecting and cleaning debris from glass on vehicles and solar panels using pulsed laser beams

26 November 2019

Chemical firm Lanxess has developed three new compounds suited for use in laser plastic welding

21 November 2019

Photonics Systems Group has acquired EPP, a high-tech systems supplier in the electronics industry

Analysis & opinion

11 December 2019

Rita Bola, project manager at EWF, describes how digitally integrating the process steps of laser powder bed fusion will help accelerate its adoption in industry

11 December 2019

Jason Woolley, key accounts laser group manager at Abicor Binzel USA, highlights how laser welding is helping make Industry 4.0 a reality

04 December 2019

Dr Srinivas Garimella shares his experience in establishing additive manufacturing as a one of Eaton’s key manufacturing technologies

27 November 2019

Andrew May, director of ES Precision, shares five tips to get the best laser marking results

25 November 2019

At ICALEO 2019, Dr Ruth Sahler, COO at Perfect Lens, highlighted how the current customer service offerings of laser suppliers leave a lot to be desired

20 November 2019

Matthew Dale reports on ICALEO 2019, where experts highlighted the emerging challenges associated with processing lightweight materials for aerospace

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

Features

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

11 December 2019

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production

A complex dimple texture applied to the curved flute surface of a drill. (Credit: Lightmotif)

11 December 2019

Matthew Dale learns about the latest demands being made of laser micromachining technology

A schematic of Coherent's adjustable ring mode fibre and the five basic power patterns possible within the focused laser spot. (Image: Coherent)

25 November 2019

Greg Blackman discovers how emerging lasers with adjustable beam quality are improving quality and flexibility in cutting and welding 

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

Application focus

Andrew May, director of ES Precision, shares five tips to get the best laser marking results

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

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