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12 June 2017

The European Appolo project, which aims to establish connections within the industrial laser processing ecosystem, is drawing to a close. Gediminas Raciukaitis, head of the department for laser technologies at the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology in Lithuania, updates on the outcomes

12 June 2017

Dave MacLellan, executive director at AILU, writes about a UK strategy for laser material processing

28 February 2017

Jessica Rowbury reports from a Photonics West panel, where possible implications of Brexit and the Trump administration were debated

30 September 2016

Matthew Dale reports from an EPIC meeting on laser material processing from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and finds that Lithuania has a lot to offer in terms of photonics expertise

29 July 2016

Matthew Dale reports from a TWI event on laser welding, where a wealth of laser joining techniques were discussed, including those being developed as part of European projects

11 July 2016

Arnold Mayer, general manager of Optech Consulting, analyses the major trends in lasers and laser systems for materials processing, including the Chinese and fibre laser markets

26 May 2016

After the completion of a project to increase the brilliance of direct diode lasers, Dr Jens Biesenbach, CTO at Dilas, explains the technology, work that could see diode lasers competing with fibre lasers

05 May 2016

Following a talk at Mach 2016, Riccardo Tosi of the UK's Manufacturing Technology Centre writes about the Reclaim project, a hybrid system that combines additive and subtractive machining for repairing parts

08 March 2016

Greg Blackman reports from a panel discussion on 3D printing, which was held at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco in February

08 February 2016

Greg Blackman assesses how UK laser sub-contractors are coping with rock-bottom steel prices

25 January 2016

Trumpf UK MD, Annette Doyle, has said she is 'cautiously optimistic' about UK manufacturing in 2016. Greg Blackman reports from a Trumpf press briefing given at its Luton site on 20 January

05 November 2015

Greg Blackman reports from sheet metal processing show Blechexpo, where lasers for the Industry 4.0 were on display

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Matthew Dale discovers that laser welding is enabling battery manufacturers to address the growing demands of the electro-mobility industry

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Gemma Church finds jewellers are turning to lasers for repairing and engraving precious metals

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Greg Blackman investigates the art of laser system design and integration

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