Fraunhofer has launched a new cluster of excellence across 12 of its institutes that over the next four years will develop a generation of ultrafast lasers with average powers ranging up to 20kW
The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.
The Fraunhofer focus project, FutureAM, which over the next three years aims to establish the prerequisites for advances in metal additive manufacturing (AM), was launched in November by Fraunhofer ILT
After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers
Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike
Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future