Autumn 2013

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A cut above

High-brightness direct diode lasers are now available with beam quality suitable for cutting and welding sheet metal.  Greg Blackman assesses their potential for sheet metal processing

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Making a mark

Lasers play a central role in modern manufacturing, from small-scale precision work to manufacturing on a huge scale. Sian Harris looks at the state of the art today and the challenges ahead

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Matthew Dale discovers that laser welding is enabling battery manufacturers to address the growing demands of the electro-mobility industry

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Gemma Church finds jewellers are turning to lasers for repairing and engraving precious metals

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Greg Blackman investigates the art of laser system design and integration

Analysis and opinion