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10 September 2018

Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

10 September 2018

Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device

19 July 2018

Driven by sheet metal processing, system and fibre vendors are combining beams with high reliability, finds Andy Extance 

30 May 2018

Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future

30 May 2018

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

29 May 2018

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

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

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