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Marcel Bachman, of BAM, describes the behaviour and influence of weld pool shape when joining thick materials

15 November 2022

Marcel Bachman, of BAM, describes the behaviour and influence of weld pool shape when joining thick materials

Mauritz Möller and Philipp Scheible, of Trumpf, share a multi-spot approach to achieve optimum welds in the manufacture of power electronics housings

19 October 2022

Mauritz Möller and Philipp Scheible share a multi-spot approach to achieve optimum welds in the manufacture of power electronics housings

Michael Hustedt, Oliver Seffer and Alexander Hilck, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, on how to enclose a high-power joining process for steel plates up to 30mm thick

12 October 2022

Michael Hustedt, Oliver Seffer and Alexander Hilck, of the Laser Zentrum Hannover, on how to enclose a high-power joining process for steel plates up to 30mm thick

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

29 September 2022

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

Paul Butler-Smith and Tian Long See demonstrate how the surface friction of stainless-steel medical tools can be reduced using pulsed and ultrashort-pulsed laser processing

12 September 2022

Paul Butler-Smith and Tian Long See, of the MTC, demonstrate how the surface friction of stainless-steel medical tools can be reduced using pulsed and ultrashort-pulsed laser processing

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

Joshua Evans, of Bofa International, shares how proper fume management helps maintain the durability and build quality of metal 3D printers

13 June 2022

Joshua Evans, of Bofa International, shares how proper fume management helps maintain the durability and build quality of metal 3D printers

Dr Christian Otten, of LaVa-X, demonstrates an alternative to emerging blue and green laser technologies for welding copper in electric vehicle production

09 June 2022

Dr Christian Otten, of LaVa-X, demonstrates an alternative to emerging blue and green laser technologies for welding copper in electric vehicle production

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

07 June 2022

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

Matthew Dale learnt of smart manufacturing innovations taking place in Japan at the 15th International Laser Marketplace

25 May 2022

Matthew Dale learnt of smart manufacturing innovations taking place in Japan at the 15th International Laser Marketplace

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