The Corona CFX-5000 is an all-fibre laser with programmable beam characteristics that bring together the speed and cost advantages of traditional fibre lasers with the superior thick metal edge quality of CO2 lasers
NLight has introduced a new compact 3kW fibre laser that leverages ongoing advances in pump diode technology to add 20 per cent more output power
NLight has reported an almost 60 per cent year-over-year increase in Q2 industrial and microfabrication sales in China.
Jessica Rowbury reports from a Photonics West panel, where possible implications of Brexit and the Trump administration were debated
Matthew Dale reports from an EPIC meeting on laser material processing from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and finds that Lithuania has a lot to offer in terms of photonics expertise
Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device
Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out