Analysis & opinion

31 May 2019

Dr Arnold Gillner, of Fraunhofer ILT, discusses the growing application range of ultrashort pulse lasers in industrial manufacturing

31 May 2019

Proper extraction system maintenance and design is vital, says BOFA International’s Joshua Evans, to reduce fire and explosion risks associated with laser metal processing

31 May 2019

Paul Harrison, chief engineer for product applications at SPI Lasers, describes a new mode of operation for fibre lasers that enables beam quality to be varied on demand

31 May 2019

Ali Gökhan Demir, of the Politecnico di Milano, reports on the use of laser triangulation to address a significant challenge being faced by laser metal deposition users

30 May 2019

Luísa Coutinho, director of the European Welding Federation, explains why an evolving qualification system is pivotal to addressing new demands in industry

30 May 2019

Riccardo Tosi, senior research engineer at the MTC, identifies the barriers preventing future adoption of large-scale directed energy deposition in industry

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

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