The system uses laser prototyping technology to machine both tread and sidewall profiles into tyres. (Image: 4Jet)

Jenoptik teams up with 4Jet to optimise tyre prototyping

04 March 2021

The system could significantly shorten development cycles and prototyping costs in tyre production

Coating copper powder with graphene lowers its reflectivity significantly, improving its ability to be printed using lasers. (Image: Uppsala University)

Graphene used to increase printability of copper for additive manufacturing

02 March 2021

By coating copper powder with graphene, its reflectance can be reduced by 67 per cent

The copper-silver-tungsten material achieves 100 per cent Covid-19 inactivation within five hours. (Image: University of Wolverhampton)

Researchers develop 3D-printable material with anti-Covid-19 properties

23 February 2021

The novel material could be used in filtration systems and face mask filters

Laser World of Photonics postponed until Spring 2022

18 February 2021

The coinciding conference, World of Photonics Congress, will be held in a digital format on the original dates of 20–24 June

II-VI makes $6.4bn Coherent bid

12 February 2021

Adding to an initial $5.7bn offer from Lumentum and a $6bn offer from MKS Instruments

Coherent receives $6bn acquisition proposal from MKS Instruments

10 February 2021

The proposal comes just weeks after Coherent accepted a $5.7bn acquisition offer from Lumentum.

The ‘LaserFactory’ comprises a software toolkit and laser cutter add-on hardware that assembles electronic components. (Image: MIT)

Laser cutter add-on enables electronic devices to be 'printed'

09 February 2021

The technology could be used to rapidly prototype devices such as wearables, robots, or printed electronics

EU initiative seeking laser-based solutions to augment with advanced digital tools

09 February 2021

Selected solutions will become part of a 13-month support programme and be offered a full set of technical and business mentoring services

EHLA was successfully used to coat a heating roller with corrosion-resistant iron-based powder. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

High-speed cladding coats industrial rollers at 200m/min

03 February 2021

Project partners are looking for the first users of a newly developed EHLA process chain

Gas turbine blades become damaged over time due to the high temperatures and gas velocities produced during their operation. (Image: Siemens)

Siemens Energy upgrades gas turbine blades using 'hybrid' LPBF

02 February 2021

Cooling structures preventing blade tip failure can now be implemented, upgrading the blades during repair

A handheld laser system was demonstrated at the US Navy's FRCE facility. (Image: Adapt Laser)

US Navy tests laser cleaning technology on aircraft components

29 January 2021

The technology was used to strip paint from an aircraft engine can, aircraft components, and test-panels with various coatings

Vector Photonics believes that PCSELs will enable an entirely new class of next generation, metal printers. (Image: Vector Photonics)

UK-Japan project developing diode lasers for metal 3D printing

27 January 2021

PCSELs are able to offer high power, high reliability and high manufacturing efficiency to rival that of the lasers currently used in 3D printing