07 December 2018

Scientists have published the results of a research project which found that a laser technique enables the printing of 3D metal structures made from pure gold

06 December 2018

Two Horizon 2020 projects are set to begin at the start of 2019 that will see the development of two new ultrafast laser systems

05 December 2018

The results of a three-year and approximately $3.4 million collaborative research project have concluded that it is now possible to integrate additive manufacturing (AM) into automotive mass production

30 November 2018

A new €1.99 million EU-funded research project is aiming to produce complete laser systems using 3D printing

07 November 2018

IPG Photonics has announced that it will acquire Genesis Systems Group (Genesis), an integrator of robotic welding and automation solutions

07 November 2018

NASA optical physicists are exploring the use of femtosecond lasers to join dissimilar materials in the manufacturing of spaceflight instruments.

05 November 2018

A consortium of European researchers and companies has developed an integrated software solution as part of a Horizon 2020 project that it says will optimise additive manufacturing

02 November 2018

The German Institute for Standardization has founded the Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee in order to intensify the standardisation of metal additive manufacturing

01 November 2018

MKS Instruments, a provider of process control solutions, is set to acquire laser micro-machining firm Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) for approximately $1 billion in cash

24 October 2018

Belgian research institute Imec and lithographic system manufacturer ASML have announced the joint establishment of a research lab to advance EUV lithography technology and advance semiconductor scaling towards the post-3nm logic node

18 October 2018

Trumpf senior figure and partner Berthold Leibinger has died at the age of 87

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


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