Summer 2015


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

Analysis and opinion

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


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


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