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

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