Editor's picks

At this year's Laser World of Photonics, exhibiting companies and start-ups will be recognised for their innovative designs and technologies

Gemma Church investigates the explosion of cross-industry plastic welding techniques

A laser process head with real-time weld control has been demonstrated, after a four-year EU project. Daniel Lloyd, development engineer at Laser Optical Engineering, reports on the work

Analysis & opinion

08 January 2019

In celebration of LIA’s 50th anniversary, the organisation asked its president, Milan Brandt, to give his thoughts on laser materials processing

07 January 2019

Dr Ronald Schaeffer reports on the opening plenary session of LIA’s 2018 International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO)

07 January 2019

Dave MacLellan, executive director of AILU, reports on the results of a business confidence survey taken by the organisations' members

07 January 2019

Professor Michalis Zervas, from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, charts the rise of high-power fibre lasers and asks what next for the technology?

07 January 2019

A laser process head with real-time weld control has been demonstrated, after a four-year EU project. Daniel Lloyd, development engineer at Laser Optical Engineering, reports on the work

07 January 2019

David Bruneel, process and modelling unit manager for R&D at Lasea, discusses the benefits of simulation in micromachining

12 December 2018

Stephen Dyson, special operations manager at Protolabs, on how direct metal laser sintering is evolving to become an important additive manufacturing tool

Features

07 January 2019

Keely Portway discovers some of the different ways advances in laser processing have been used to help improve aircraft efficiency

07 January 2019

Gemma Church investigates the explosion of cross-industry plastic welding techniques

10 September 2018

Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

10 September 2018

Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device

Application focus

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.

Applied technology for laser material processing, with a focus on what was shown at Lasys from 5 to 7 June in Stuttgart, Germany

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