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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

18 May 2016

A laser cell that combines additive and subtractive machining methods for repairing components has been developed as the result of a project called Reclaim. Riccardo Tosi of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre, who spoke about Reclaim at the Mach event in April, sets out the business case for building such a hybrid system

18 May 2016

Greg Blackman assesses the health of the laser job shop market and finds that new service offerings are springing up for micromachining

17 February 2016

Gemma Church investigates how the energy industry is turning to laser technology to meet the demands of a wide range of applications

17 February 2016

With lasers getting ever more powerful, Greg Blackman looks at the safety equipment needed to protect laser users

17 February 2016

In a sport where fractions of a second count, motor racing teams are turning to additive manufacturing to make their cars faster. Beth Harlen investigates

17 February 2016

Greg Blackman assesses how UK laser sub-contractors are coping with rock-bottom steel prices

25 January 2016

Can beam focusing and scanning systems keep pace with new laser technologies such as ultrashot pulsed lasers, asks Beth Harlen

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