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22 June 2021

Greg Blackman on how titanium laser welding can be used to replace rivet joints in aircraft

Spiral welds can be made at the interface between transparent material and metal to bond the two together. (Image: Heriot-Watt University)

09 June 2021

Matthew Dale learns that ultrafast lasers can now be used to bond transparent materials to metals, unlocking a plethora of applications

24 February 2021

Tim Lantzsch and his colleagues investigate the feasibility of diode lasers for the laser powder bed fusion of stainless steel

24 February 2021

Manyalibo Matthews shares how a deeper understanding of laser powder bed fusion will lead to material innovations and new applications in additive manufacturing

25 January 2021

Frederik Maiwald and Stefan Hierl determine the optimal parameters for welding transparent polymers used in optical and medical devices

11 December 2020

Chao Wei and Lin Li discuss how different material properties could be integrated into single parts using additive manufacturing

11 December 2020

Nicholas Goffin investigates where energy savings can be made in laser processing

Figure 1: Complex two-phase copper vapour chambers, for high-power space applications, built using laser-powder bed fusion.

11 December 2020

Brett Diehl, of the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, puts neural networks to work in identifying voids in additive manufacturing

25 November 2020

Dr Stefan Janssen discusses the scanner-based laser processing technique developed within the Carbolase project

25 November 2020

Simone Mazzucato discusses how lasers can be used to create hidden microfeatures in materials for anti-counterfeit purposes

25 September 2020

Trumpf’s David Harvilla, Stefanie Bisch and Sebastian Zaske discuss why green lasers represent the perfect tool for welding e-mobility components made of copper

25 September 2020

Nataliya Deyneka-Dupriez and Alexander Denkl, of Lessmüller Lasertechnik, describe how OCT can be used to perform online process monitoring when using an oscillating laser beam to weld e-mobility components

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