IPG Photonics has introduced the IX-200-F, a fibre laser micromachining system for general purpose, R&D and batch-scale production applications.
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
Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production
Greg Blackman on the safety equipment for protecting against higher power and ultrafast lasers