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

Analysis and opinion
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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Greg Blackman explores advances being made in fibre lasers, now the dominant technology for material processing

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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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New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers