14 November 2017

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has formed a new North American sales partnership with its subsidiary SPI Lasers

10 November 2017

Bystronic, a Swiss developer of laser systems for cutting sheet metal, has formed a strategic partnership with TTM Laser, an Italian producer of laser-based tube and profile processing solutions

09 November 2017

A novel curing process for 3D printing plastic components without support structures has been developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Rapid Shape, which will be shown at Formnext

08 November 2017

Laser manufacturer Coherent has exceeded $2.0 billion in annual orders, with net sales of $1.72 billion and a net income of $207.1 million for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2017, a 101 per cent and 137 per cent increase respectively compared to the previous year

07 November 2017

Laser Zentrum Hannover is working on a laser marking and identification process to make it harder to counterfeit medications in glass ampoules

31 October 2017

Fibre laser manufacturer IPG Photonics has generated revenue of $392.6 million and a net income of $115.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 ending 30 September

31 October 2017

Trumpf has reported pre-tax income increases of 11.3 per cent to €337.2 million and a 21 per cent increase in orders received to €3.4 billion over the 2016/17 fiscal year ending 30 June 2017

26 October 2017

Professor Reinhart Poprawe, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, has been awarded the Laser Institute of America’s ‘Peter M Baker Leadership Award’

25 October 2017

GE Additive has signed a memorandum of understanding with UK engineering group GKN to collaborate on part development projects on powder bed machines

25 October 2017

CMR, a European private investor, has acquired the UK division of Rofin-Sinar from Coherent

05 October 2017

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has acquired an 85 per cent stake in US firm Access Laser for a non-disclosed sum

02 October 2017

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has formed a partnership with US additive manufacturing firm Sintavia in order to accelerate the penetration of its TruPrint metal printers within the global aerospace industry



By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


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After 29 years as executive director of the Laser Institute of America, Peter Baker has retired from the role. He looks back at a career filled with laser technology