Spectrum Technologies has announced its latest new product, the Nova 1000. The system is a high speed, in-line UV laser marking unit designed specifically for wire and cable manufacturers for printing their proprietary identification codes onto wire and cable insulations during manufacture of their products.
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