Editor's picks

Jan Keuntje and Peter Jäschke have developed a macroscopic finite element model to help establish laser cutting in serial CFRP component production

Jan Keuntje and Peter Jäschke, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, have developed a macroscopic finite element model to help establish laser cutting in serial CFRP component production

The LT8.20 lasertube system can cut both standard and special section tubes from 12 to 240mm in diameter

BLM Group will showcase a range of its tube and sheet metal cutting systems, while also unveiling a completely new machine

Join us for this webcast as we discover more about laser-based welding processes.

News

29 September 2022

The Photonics100 list of our industry's most innovative people has extended its deadlines for nominations until midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 6 October. Vote now to make sure your R&D heroes are included!

News

The Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW offers a wealth of customisation options, delivering highly accurate and precise sheet metal processing

27 September 2022

Yamazaki Mazak is set to unveil two new laser processing machines for the cutting of tube, pipe and sheet metal at EuroBLECH 2022

The LT8.20 lasertube system can cut both standard and special section tubes from 12 to 240mm in diameter

27 September 2022

BLM Group will showcase a range of its tube and sheet metal cutting systems, while also unveiling a completely new machine

Hybrid graphene surfaces demonstrating the two "trapping" functionalities of carnivourous plants have been developed using ultrafast laser surface treatment (Image: OEA)

22 September 2022

The graphene-based surfaces were developed using ultrafast laser treatment

Press releases

16 September 2022

This femtosecond laser system is ideal for precision micromachining of metals, polymers, ceramics, and glasses

14 September 2022

The system enables 3D cutting and shaping of hard and brittle materials such as industrial diamond or ceramic as well as sophisticated composites used in aerospace and automotive applications

14 September 2022

This new system from LPKF enables a four-layer PCB to be produced in just one day

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Dr Michael Jarwitz, of the University of Stuttgart’s IFSW, highlights the need for a single tool capable of highly versatile and adaptable manufacturing

31 August 2022

Dr Michael Jarwitz, of the University of Stuttgart’s IFSW, highlights the need for a single tool capable of highly versatile and adaptable manufacturing

Matthew Dale reports on this year's LASYS: the international trade fair on laser materials processing. (Image: Messe Stuttgart)

05 July 2022

Matthew Dale reports on this year's LASYS: the international trade fair on laser materials processing

16 June 2022

Dr Jason Lee, of Luxinar, reviews competing CO2 laser technologies in terms of processing capability, relative lifetime and cost

Application Focus

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

The new method recorded 6GB of data in a one-inch silica glass sample, with each square measuring just 8.8 x 8.8mm.

Fast and energy-efficient laser writing could help solve ongoing data storage challenges

Features

Integrators such as GFH Micromachining, 3D Micromac, and LLT Applikation develop complete laser micromachining systems featuring all the laser, motion control, software, and safety components required to realise high-quality applications (Image: GFH Micromachining)

29 September 2022

Looking at the market trends integrators are having to respond to when developing new systems

Features

Laser technologies will have to continue to evolve to keep up with the need of the electronics industry. (Image: Shutterstock/raigvi)

20 September 2022

Electronics manufacturing presents both significant opportunities and formidable challenges for developers of laser materials processing technologies

The coherent beam combining technology of Civan's Dynamic Beam Laser can be used to produce a wide range of beam profiles.

06 June 2022

Matthew Dale learns how Bosch Research plans to use one of the most recent developments in laser technology

More than 900 exhibitors were in attendance this year.

30 April 2022

More than 1,300 exhibitors from across the global photonics industry were in attendance, including companies and research institutes of all sizes.

The main topics that were discussed in the exhibition halls include laser systems for industrial production, laser and optoelectronics, optics, sensors, measuring and testing technology, and optical engineering.

New for 2022 was the World of Quantum, which occupied its own hall, dealing with an incredibly exciting field in photonics: quantum technology and its various potential applications.

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