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TWI's section manager for laser additive manufacturing, Carl Hauser, meeting with Hornet Laser Cladding at the firm's site in Alblasserdam, Netherlands. (Image: TWI)

TWI acquires UK's first EHLA system

EHLA is capable of speeds 10 times faster than traditional laser metal deposition in terms of surface coverage rate

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

Augmenting automotive production

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production

Laser Symposium on Electromobility

Following a successful premiere in 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will kick off the second Laser Symposium on Electromobility – LSE’20 – in Aachen on February 12, 2020. The two-day event will focus on high-efficiency laser techniques for every step in the process chain for producing batteries and electric vehicles. One of the main highlights will be a presentation from Swiss company E-Force One AG on the electrification of heavy-duty transportation.

Fraunhofer to present results of FutureAM project at Formnext

In the Fraunhofer project 'FutureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,' six Fraunhofer institutes are collaborating to accelerate the processing speed of additive manufacturing with metal powder by a factor of ten.

At Formnext this year, between 19-22 November in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the institutes will present initial results that prove that this accelaration in processing speed will indeed be possible.

Fraunhofer ILT announces new director

Dr Constantin Häfner, a renowned laser physicist and the current programme director for advanced photon technologies at the LLNL, will be taking on the directorship in November

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