Greg Blackman looks at the state of adoption of ultrashort pulse lasers in consumer electronics production
MKS Instruments’ Spectra-Physics business unit will exhibit IceFyre at the trade fair in Munich. Icefyre is a compact, high power industrial picosecond hybrid fibre laser with excellent cost performance.
IceFyre delivers exceptional performance with high power and short picosecond pulses, as well as having adjustable repetition rates, TimeShift ps programmability pulse flexibility, and pulse-on-demand triggering. Combining power supply and laser head in a single rugged and compact package, IceFyre enables easy system integration and has proven reliability and stability.
Spectra-Physics introduces ClearSurface, a patent-pending femtosecond laser process for surface functionalisation
Spectra-Physics has introduced Spirit One 1040-8, a compact, industrial femtosecond laser
Spectra-Physics introduces VGEN-G-HE, a new line of high energy green fibre lasers
Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has introduced two pulsed fibre lasers. VGEN-ISP-POD is an infrared short pulse MOPA (master oscillator power amplifier) fibre laser with pulse-on-demand (POD) capabilities for precision micromachining and marking applications, while VGEN-QS-HE-100 is a Q-switched high energy pulsed infrared fibre laser designed for high throughput metal processing applications such as drilling and deep engraving.
At Photonics West, Spectra-Physics introduced Talon, a new family of UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers that takes cost-performance to new levels
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