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29 March 2018

High-power blue diode lasers are becoming available that have significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers for machining metals. Greg Blackman investigates

29 March 2018

Matthew Dale looks at what can be achieved by combining robots with lasers, including a novel tool for repairing jet engines being developed by Rolls-Royce

29 March 2018

Gemma Church finds that additive manufacturing is being used to transform lives through advanced implants and guides for surgeons

29 March 2018

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

12 January 2018

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

12 January 2018

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

12 January 2018

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

12 January 2018

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

02 November 2017

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

02 November 2017

Matthew Dale discovers that laser cooling is an undefined art, as thermal management firms turn to adaptable modular systems to meet individual customer demands

02 November 2017

Rachel Berkowitz explores the wealth of ways that textiles can be cut, engraved, perforated, and patterned with a laser

02 November 2017

Greg Blackman looks at the state of adoption of ultrashort pulse lasers in consumer electronics production

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