IPG Photonics

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Bromsgrove based TLM Laser have further enhanced their laser products and systems portfolio through a recent partnership agreement with IPG Photonics

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Joining giants

Building large structures like ship hulls or railcars lends itself to hybrid welding, a combination of laser and arc welding. Gemma Church explores the technique

Portfolio of lasers

IPG Photonics has launched a wide portfolio of fibre laser products at Photonics West, including: the ECO family of kilowatt-class ytterbium fibre lasers with a wall-plug efficiency exceeding 40 per cent and an estimated operation time between service and intervention of five years; the Mega Pulse line of nanosecond fibre lasers with energy per pulse up to 100mJ and an average power up to 5kW; and a family of single-mode green fibre lasers providing up to 500W average power in CW and QCW modes with a wall-plug efficiency of more than 15 per cent.

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Matthew Dale discovers that laser welding is enabling battery manufacturers to address the growing demands of the electro-mobility industry

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Greg Blackman investigates the art of laser system design and integration

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Gemma Church finds jewellers are turning to lasers for repairing and engraving precious metals

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