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
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