Aerospace

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A cooler way to fly

Turbines are being designed to run at higher temperatures to improve fuel efficiency. Advances in cooling techniques rely heavily on laser technology, not just in making jet engines but also in monitoring air flow, as Jessica Rowbury discovers

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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