24 July 2017

Photonics growth in Asia has begun to ease up, while the European industrial laser market is expected to grow over the next six months, it was reported by the VDMA during Laser World of Photonics

10 July 2017

NKT Photonics has entered into an agreement to acquire Onefive, an ultrafast laser manufacturer headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland

07 July 2017

GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam have signed a memorandum of understanding with global technology group Oerlikon to collaborate on accelerating the industrialisation of additive manufacturing

19 June 2017

Fibre laser expert IPG Photonics has signed an agreement to acquire laser system manufacturer Innovative Laser Technologies for $40 million

16 June 2017

The world’s largest selective laser melting facility was officially opened on 1 June as part of the joint ‘SLM-XL’ research project being carried out by the Aachen Center for 3D printing

14 June 2017

Photonics group Jenoptik has relocated its business to a new building on a modern, sixteen-acre engineering campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

13 June 2017

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and RWTH Aachen University have been awarded a €50,000 prize for an ultra-high-speed laser material deposition process called EHLA

12 May 2017

The increasing traction of fibre lasers replacing conventional lasers in materials processing has led to IPG and Coherent’s latest quarterly revenues being higher than expected, both firms have reported

26 April 2017

Volkswagen, Laser Zentrum Hannover, and five other partners have developed laser processes for automatic trimming, drilling and repair of 3D carbon fibre reinforced plastic components

19 April 2017

Researchers at the Institute of Applied Beam Technology in Bremen have developed a process monitoring system for laser additive manufacturing

18 April 2017

A new technology for writing electronic circuits directly onto polymers by modifying surface properties with a laser has been developed as part of the European Appolo project

18 April 2017

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) in Rotherham, UK has ordered a custom laser welding system to support manufacturing process development



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