Lasers in advanced manufacturing


Making a mark

Lasers play a central role in modern manufacturing, from small-scale precision work to manufacturing on a huge scale. Sian Harris looks at the state of the art today and the challenges ahead

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