Analysis & opinion

12 December 2018

Stephen Dyson, special operations manager at Protolabs, on how direct metal laser sintering is evolving to become an important additive manufacturing tool

18 September 2018

Dr Joachim Döhner, vice president of Kuka’s battery business unit and chairman of the board for VDMA Battery Production, argues that laser welding is the most effective way of making electrical contacts in batteries

16 September 2018

Following a presentation at Lasys, Philipp Götze, at Fraunhofer IWS, outlines a new procedure of bonding metal to plastics

14 September 2018

Matthias Möllenhoff, product manager for EHLA at Hornet Laser Cladding, discusses the benefits of the EHLA high-speed cladding technology, and how it is gaining traction in China

12 September 2018

Following a Lasys debut, Foba’s Faycal Benayad-Cherif describes how new vision-based mark alignment can eliminate the need for expensive part fixtures when laser marking

11 September 2018

Liliana Caldero of the Laser Institute of America (LIA), describes how lasers could be used to produce graphene of a quality and quantity ready for use by consumers and businesses

09 July 2018

Following his presentations at AKL and LASYS, Thibault Bautze, sales manager at Blackbird Robotersysteme, describes the benefits of using optical coherence tomography to assist remote welding applications

29 June 2018

The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.

19 June 2018

Matthew Dale reports from Lasys, the international trade fair for laser material processing

14 June 2018

Matthew Dale reports from the European Photonic Industry Consortium’s Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers, where it was explained how CO­2 lasers could be used to produce the next generation of computer processor

11 May 2018

Matthew Dale reports from the International Laser Technology Congress, AKL, where the potential for using additive manufacturing in series production was discussed

29 March 2018

This year's Lasys, the international trade fair for laser material processing, is set to attract around 200 exhibitors displaying laser systems, machines and processes when it takes place at Messe Stuttgart from 5-7 June


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Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device


Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

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