When a UK laser profiling and fabrication subcontractor wanted to enhance its CAD/CAM capabilities for press-braking operations, the company turned to Amada UK
Greg Blackman explores advances being made in fibre lasers, now the dominant technology for material processing
Amada UK has been crowned ‘Large Employer of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards
Amada has launched the Ensis-3015 AJ fibre laser CNC cutting machine featuring a 3kW source
Information technologies like cloud computing and Internet of Things are bringing about big changes in manufacturing. Gemma Church looks at where laser systems will fit into these smart factories
AMADA’s latest line-up of LCG-AJ flatbed laser cutting machines are equipped with AMADA developed 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 kW fibre laser oscillators
Greg Blackman finds that automation is the future when it comes to laser sheet metal processing
New regulations on unique device identifiers for medical equipment and implants are being phased in by the US Food and Drug Administration, codes that are best marked with a laser, as Rachel Berkowitz finds out
Greg Blackman assesses the health of the laser job shop market and finds that new service offerings are springing up for micromachining
The new Amada ENSIS 3015 AJ fibre laser CNC profiling centre is certain to set a new benchmark in the cost-efficient processing of sheet materials.
Just 2 kW of laser output from the integrated ENSIS oscillator is now enough to manufacture mild steel products that in the past could only be manufactured using a 4 kW laser. Needless to say, the resulting savings in energy and running costs are little short of dramatic. In an era when energy is one of the biggest business overheads, the potential impact on the bottom line is considerable.
By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU
Gemma Church finds that additive manufacturing is being used to transform lives through advanced implants and guides for surgeons
Matthew Dale looks at what can be achieved by combining robots with lasers, including a novel tool for repairing jet engines being developed by Rolls-Royce
High-power blue diode lasers are becoming available that have significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers for machining metals. Greg Blackman investigates