22 September 2017

Karl Christian Messer has been appointed CEO of remote laser welding technology firm Blackbird Robotersysteme

12 September 2017

ULO Optics, a global manufacturer of infrared optics, has purchased Laser Beam Products, a producer of precision industrial and scientific mirrors

07 September 2017

Laser Systems Europe, in partnership with Europa Market Intelligence (part of the Europa Science Group, which publishes the magazine), is investigating the market research landscape in the laser systems industry, and is running a survey.

31 August 2017

Laser micro manufacturing firm Resonetics has acquired Aduro Laser, a laser processing firm that produces tubular components for the medical device industry

24 August 2017

GE Additive has said it is looking to certify several companies to create a network of additive production centres for its customers by the end of the year

22 August 2017

Jenoptik has acquired Michigan-based Five Lakes Automation (FLA) for an undisclosed fee. FLA is a provider of complex automated manufacturing solutions

11 August 2017

Jenoptik has sold several 3D laser machines worth approximately €10 million to leading German car manufacturers

04 August 2017

General Electric subsidiary GE Additive has announced the ongoing two-year development of a laser-powder additive manufacturing machine with a build envelope of one cubic metre capable of producing aircraft parts

03 August 2017

Fibre laser manufacturer IPG Photonics has generated revenue of $369.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, a significant 46 per cent increase year-over-year

02 August 2017

Laser manufacturer Trumpf’s annual sales increased to €3.1 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year ending 30 June 2017

02 August 2017

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, the VDW, will hold a session dedicated to the Indian manufacturing sector at the metalworking trade fair, EMO Hannover 2017

02 August 2017

A consortium of laser developers, automation firms and metal recycling experts are combining laser technology, modern image processing, and robotics to produce an automated urban mining solution



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