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


Information technologies like cloud computing and Internet of Things are bringing about big changes in manufacturing. Gemma Church looks at where laser systems will fit into these smart factories


Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production


Greg Blackman on the safety equipment for protecting against higher power and ultrafast lasers