10 August 2018

NLight has reported an almost 60 per cent year-over-year increase in Q2 industrial and microfabrication sales in China.

10 August 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the acquisition of ASTES4 SA, a Swiss developer of automated sorting solutions for sheet metal laser processing machines

09 August 2018

Fraunhofer ILT is developing two new optical modules that will increase the speed of laser polishing, coating and surface structuring applications by a factor of 10 while reducing their cost by half

09 August 2018

The company’s laser solutions business unit achieved revenue of $428.0 million for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018

01 August 2018

Trumpf has acquired a full stake in Teufel Solutions, effective 1 August

31 July 2018

Fibre laser manufacturer IPG Photonics’ second quarterly revenue has increased 12 per cent year-over-year to $413.6 million

26 July 2018

The developers of Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA), a process that can be used to coat, repair or additively manufacture components in an economical and environmentally friendly way, have been awarded first prize of the tenth Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

23 July 2018

GE Additive has launched a network of additive manufacturing production partners – called the Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN)

20 July 2018

Laser manufacturer Trumpf’s sales rose by 15 per cent to €3.6 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. Orders received by the group rose to €3.8 billion, an increase of around 13 per cent.

10 July 2018

Lee Moakes has replaced Annette Doyle as managing director following her depature from Trumpf UK

06 July 2018

Swiss sheet metalworking equipment manufacturer Bystronic has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Italian technology firm Antil Spa in order to expand its range of technologies

04 July 2018

Fraunhofer has launched a new cluster of excellence across 12 of its institutes that over the next four years will develop a generation of ultrafast lasers with average powers ranging up to 20kW


Analysis and opinion

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