Autumn 2013

FEATURE

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

FEATURE

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

Latest issue

Feature

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

Feature

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

Analysis and opinion