Analysis & opinion

10 April 2019

Matthew Dale shares three interesting applications of laser technology that were presented at ILAS 2019 in Crewe, UK, in March

14 March 2019

Professor Duncan Hand discusses the results of CIM-Laser, a collaboration between five UK universities that has supported the country’s uptake of laser-based manufacturing over the past five years

14 March 2019

Dr Stefan Kaierle shares how joining dissimilar materials with laser beam welding could be used to decrease the weight of ships and cars, leading to a reduction in their emissions

14 March 2019

Dr Dieter Schwarze and Bodo Haack, of SLM Solutions, discuss the importance and progression of standardisation in laser metal additive manufacturing

14 March 2019

Dr Daniel Arnaldo del Cerro, laser applications engineer at Oxford Lasers, describes how global energy consumption could be cut back through laser surface texturing to minimise the friction of moving mechanical components

14 March 2019

Paul Webster and Chris Galbraith, of IPG Photonics, report on the development of a new inline weld monitoring system based on technology from Laser Depth Dynamics

14 March 2019

Dr Rich Martukanitz, of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the University of Virginia, explains how a performance qualification protocol in traditional manufacturing can be adapted for AM

14 March 2019

Dr Jack Gabzdyl and Dr Ken Dzurko, of SPI Lasers, highlight the multiple applications that fibre lasers can be used for in the making of electric vehicles

14 March 2019

Dr Ben Mills, an EPSRC early career fellow and senior research fellow for the ORC in Southampton, UK, explains how deep learning could be used to enhance laser processing

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

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