08 October 2018

IPG Photonics has said it doesn’t expect to reach the 2018 third quarter revenue guidance range it set itself at the end of July 2018

08 October 2018

Opportunities could soon be on the horizon for laser manufacturers thanks to a new type of cold storage technology under development by Microsoft Research

01 October 2018

Engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS are working on using ultrafast laser structuring to reduce friction within the combustion engines of vehicles in order to reduce their fuel consumption

27 September 2018

This year’s international sheet metal working technology exhibition Euroblech will focus on the topics of Industry 4.0, digitalisation, and big data, organisers have announced

25 September 2018

UK industrial fume and dust extraction firm Bofa International has been acquired by US industrial air filtration specialist Donaldson Company

21 September 2018

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the US have developed a chip-sized sensor that could be built into manufacturing systems in order to measure laser power in real time

18 September 2018

Dave MacLellan, executive director of AILU, asks whether additive manufacturing is ready for wide-scale implementation in volume manufacturing

29 August 2018

TWI (The Welding Institute), based in Cambridge, UK, is leading a new Horizon 2020 project to improve the efficiency and cost of aircraft manufacturing using the latest developments in laser welding

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


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