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EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

TWI launches EHLA research project

Following its acquisition of the UK’s first EHLA system, TWI is investigating the capabilities and future potential of EHLA technology.

Direct laser interference patterning can create complex surface micro-structures to decrease ice accumulation on aircraft surfaces. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS).

Laser research projects to increase fuel efficiency of ships and aircraft

A number of ongoing European research projects are using laser technology to structure and clean the surfaces of ships and aircraft in order to improve their fuel efficiency

The benefits of AI and machine learning in laser processing were discussed by a panel of experts at the show

Powering up in San Fran

Power increases across multiple laser technologies are set to bring further benefit to materials processing, Matthew Dale learnt at Photonics West

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

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