Analysis & opinion

01 May 2015

After speaking at the AILU Industrial Laser Applications Symposium in March in Kenilworth, UK, Professor Stewart Williams at Cranfield University argues that a more scientific approach to laser welding would increase uptake of the technology

10 April 2015

A review of the coverage of the Association of Laser Users' biennial Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, which took place 17-18 March in Kenilworth, UK

09 April 2015

Greg Blackman reports from the AILU's biennial Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, which took place in March in Kenilworth, UK

16 March 2015

AM is offering the dental industry a time-saving, accurate and potentially better performing alternative to conventional methods of producing dental products, as seen at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany

12 March 2015

In the build up to the AILU’s Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, Laser Systems Europe spoke to Mike Green, AILU Secretary on how he sees the current laser systems market

26 February 2015

Here is a collated list of the coverage from Laser Systems Europe, Electro Optics, and Imaging and Machine Vision Europe on Photonics West 2015

18 February 2015

Jessica Rowbury reports from a 3D printing panel discussion at Photonics West, where advances in metal additive manufacturing were considered

17 February 2015

Greg Blackman reports from Photonics West in San Francisco, where ultrafast laser technology, in particular for industrial processing, had a strong presence at the show

29 January 2015

Tom Eddershaw reports from Trumpf's headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany, on how improved part design and new materials are the key to meet requirements in a changing automotive market

30 June 2014

More than 400 visitors attended the Lasers in Action forum during Lasys in Stuttgart, which ran from 24-26 June. A total of 40 talks took place over the three days of the trade fair, ranging in topic from micromachining to diode laser technology. Robotics and automation and laser additive manufacturing were also covered in depth.

14 May 2014

Tom Eddershaw reports from the recent AKL laser technology conference in Aachen, Germany on the state of additive manufacturing

28 April 2014

Following speaking at the Mach exhibition in Birmingham at the beginning of April, Louise Geekie, project manager at Croft Additive Manufacturing, gives her views on how additive manufacturing can be optimised through the design process