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11 June 2021

Keely Portway considers the benefits of incorporating AI into industrial laser systems

Ultra-thin glass is now being used in the flexible displays of foldable smartphones.

02 March 2021

Ultra-thin glass offers exciting opportunities but poses exceptional manufacturing challenges, Matthew Dale finds

(Image: Andrey Armyagov/Shutterstock)

23 February 2021

Greg Blackman asks experts how fibre lasers developed between 2010 to 2020, as well as what advancements the future may hold for the technology

Amada Weld Tech uses fibre lasers and femtosecond lasers in the manufacture of stents. (Image: Amada Weld Tech)

22 February 2021

Keely Portway explores the use of lasers in medical device manufacturing, including how they have played their part since the start of the pandemic

Lasers can be used to cut vehicle doorings, ABC pillars and any other structural part in a car body made out of press-hardened steel. (Image: Nataliya Hora/Shutterstock)

11 December 2020

LSE speaks with Martin Kuhnhen, head of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division, about the usage of laser technology on automotive production lines

A laser enclosure containing a robot designed to build propellers.

11 December 2020

Lasermet’s David Lawton opens Matthew Dale’s eyes on the latest issues faced in ensuring laser safety for materials processing

The EUV source at Fraunhofer ILT’s Excimer facility delivers 40W at 13.5nm

11 December 2020

Keely Portway discovers how lasers are being used to advance Moore’s law, and how this technology is being made more affordable for smaller businesses

25 September 2020

Greg Blackman speaks to two researchers who presented at the LANE conference on different aspects of laser welding

The LS4 integrates two laser sources, a 50W green nanosecond and a dual wavelength (near-infrared and green) 10W femtosecond source. (Image: Lasea)

25 September 2020

Keely Portway discovers how laser systems are used in smart manufacturing

24 April 2020

Nikolaus Fecht on how AI is helping move laser systems closer to achieving complete error-free production

16 March 2020

Keely Portway looks at regular maintenance practices that can help laser users ensure maximum uptime of their system

Trumpf enables copper additive manufacturing by combining its TruDisk 1020 with its TruPrint systems.

13 March 2020

Optically-driven additive manufacturing is entering uncharted territory with challenging reflective, thermally conductive metals such as copper, finds Andy Extance

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