Automotive

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Keeping cars trim

Lasers are used to process various materials in manufacturing cars, from specialised spacer fabrics for vehicle seats to carbon fibre components. Jessica Rowbury investigates

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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

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

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