Editor's picks

The six new diode lasers of the DLS-ECO family were designed to replace less efficient infrared bulbs and environmentally unfriendly gas-fired furnaces

The element semiconductor lasers deliver exceptional brightness and performance for high-volume applications

The new Jasper Micro offers a wide range of benefits for various industries including medical, material processing, and micro technology

News

02 February 2023

Nuburu began trading under the ticker symbol "BURU" on 1 February

News

Ginger, avocados, mangoes and sweet potatoes are commonly marked using laser technology (Image: LaserFood)

23 January 2023

Lasers can mark produce without the need for plastic and paper while reducing energy consumption and emissions

RMS' production of spinal implants benefits from high-repeatability and 24/7 production of modern 3D printers. (Image: 3D Sytems)

20 January 2023

The DMP Flex 350 Dual system will enable RMS to expand the types of implants it produces while accelerating throughput

The cutting head is so far rated for depths up to 500m and as been verified at technology readiness level 6 (Image: Claxton)

19 January 2023

In phase one of the partnership, the system was proven capable of cutting structural steel up to 120mm thick at depths of up to 70m

Press releases

06 February 2023

IoT refers to the interconnection of physical objects with embedded sensors and software to connect and exchange data with other devices and systems

06 February 2023

Coherent’s AP 530 S is a freeform texturing and marking system for implantable medical devices

06 February 2023

The beam expanders are designed for high-power laser applications with strict spatial requirements

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Gwenn Pallier and Yoan Di Maio highlight the challenges of laser surface texturing and propose a strategy for increasing its efficiency

11 January 2023

Gwenn Pallier and Yoan Di Maio highlight the challenges of laser surface texturing and propose a strategy for increasing its efficiency

Christian Nowroth, Jan Grajczak, and Sarah Nothdurft investigate the potential of using ultrasonic vibrations to improve the properties of dissimilar metal welds

28 December 2022

Christian Nowroth, Jan Grajczak, and Sarah Nothdurft investigate the potential of using ultrasonic vibrations to improve the properties of dissimilar metal welds

Peter Kazansky and Yuhao Lei describe how direct laser writing of glass can enable 5D optical data storage and high-efficiency beam shaping

19 December 2022

Peter Kazansky and Yuhao Lei describe how direct laser writing of glass can enable 5D optical data storage and high-efficiency beam shaping

Application Focus

Neal Croxford highlights some of the main hazards of industrial laser systems

An overview of some of the main hazards in industrial laser processing

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

Features

In one case study, Delmia saw plant effectiveness increase by 250% after installing a virtual twin

06 February 2023

Industrial manufacturers are starting to see the value that digital twin technology can bring, no matter the size of the business

Features

With 802 exhibitors and 29,581 visitors in attendance at Formnext this year, the AM industry has clearly returned to its pre-Covid levels of enthusiasm for live networking. (Image: Mesago)

08 December 2022

Matthew Dale on some of the key innovations seen at Formnext this year

Numerous 30kW systems were at EuroBLECH 2022 and generating plenty of interest, as seen here at Cutlite Penta’s booth.

07 December 2022

Matthew Dale reports on the increase in 30kW+ flatbed cutting systems seen at EuroBLECH, Hannover this year

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

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