Analysis & opinion

07 January 2019

Professor Michalis Zervas, from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, charts the rise of high-power fibre lasers and asks what next for the technology?

07 January 2019

A laser process head with real-time weld control has been demonstrated, after a four-year EU project. Daniel Lloyd, development engineer at Laser Optical Engineering, reports on the work

07 January 2019

David Bruneel, process and modelling unit manager for R&D at Lasea, discusses the benefits of simulation in micromachining

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