Winter 2013


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


Matthew Dale discovers that laser welding is enabling battery manufacturers to address the growing demands of the electro-mobility industry


Greg Blackman investigates the art of laser system design and integration


Gemma Church finds jewellers are turning to lasers for repairing and engraving precious metals

Analysis and opinion