Shaped by lasers

After 29 years as executive director of the Laser Institute of America, Peter Baker has retired from the role. He looks back at a career filled with laser technology


International Laser Safety Conference

The International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) is a comprehensive four-day conference covering all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Scientific sessions will address developments in regulatory, mandatory and voluntary safety standards for laser products and for laser use. The Practical Applications Seminars (PAS) complement the scientific sessions by exploring everyday scenarios that the LSO and MLSO may encounter.

Analysis and opinion

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


Greg Blackman explores advances being made in fibre lasers, now the dominant technology for material processing


Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application area for laser processing, but one where the laser can add value, as Rachel Berkowitz discovers


New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers