Summer 2015

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Efficiency gains

With direct diode lasers making their way into industrial settings alongside fibre and CO2 lasers, Jessica Rowbury looks at how important energy efficiency is for end users choosing a laser system

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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Gemma Church finds that additive manufacturing is being used to transform lives through advanced implants and guides for surgeons

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Matthew Dale looks at what can be achieved by combining robots with lasers, including a novel tool for repairing jet engines being developed by Rolls-Royce

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High-power blue diode lasers are becoming available that have significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers for machining metals. Greg Blackman investigates