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14 March 2017

Greg Blackman on the safety equipment for protecting against higher power and ultrafast lasers

14 March 2017

Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production

10 March 2017

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

01 December 2016

With new fibre delivery options now available, along with advances in scanning solutions, ultrafast lasers are becoming a much more practical tool for industrial machining, as Rachel Berkowitz discovers

01 December 2016

Matthew Dale on some of the laser processing that goes into building aircraft, from treating carbon fibre wing skins to 3D printing lightweight brackets

01 December 2016

Greg Blackman investigates the advances being made in direct diode lasers and asks whether these systems can compete with fibre lasers

26 September 2016

Gemma Church looks at the latest innovations in laser joining for the automotive industry

26 September 2016

Matthew Dale looks at how laser processing is improving the efficiency of solar panels

26 September 2016

Greg Blackman finds that automation is the future when it comes to laser sheet metal processing

26 September 2016

At a TWI event in July, Dr Paul Hilton, technology fellow for laser materials processing at the welding institute, gave his personal highlights of 50 years of TWI laser processing. Greg Blackman was there to listen to the presentation

18 May 2016

Building large structures like ship hulls or railcars lends itself to hybrid welding, a combination of laser and arc welding. Gemma Church explores the technique

18 May 2016

New regulations on unique device identifiers for medical equipment and implants are being phased in by the US Food and Drug Administration, codes that are best marked with a laser, as Rachel Berkowitz finds out

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