Autumn 2014

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Scanning new horizons

Now that more ultrafast lasers are entering the market with pulse durations as short as pico- or femtoseconds, can the scanning technology to deliver the beam to the workpiece keep up? Tom Eddershaw finds out

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Keeping cars trim

Lasers are used to process various materials in manufacturing cars, from specialised spacer fabrics for vehicle seats to carbon fibre components. Jessica Rowbury investigates

Analysis and opinion
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After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers

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Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike

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Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future