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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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