16 April 2018

Lasers are being used to help deactivate unexploded bombs more safely, in a project involving German organisations Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), Laser on Demand and the Hamburg fire brigade

04 April 2018

The US Navy has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation a $2.6 million two-year contract for supplying laser metal additive manufacturing solutions

29 March 2018

Siemens has invested £27 million in a new UK additive manufacturing facility that will produce components for the aerospace, automotive and power generation industries

29 March 2018

Global Advanced Metals and LPW Technology have partnered to demonstrate the benefits of using spheroidised tantalum in laser additive manufacturing

27 March 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed an inline system for testing, qualifying and adjusting the focused powder jet of the nozzles of laser metal deposition (LMD) machines

23 March 2018

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

07 March 2018

The UK laser industry has urged the UK Government to follow a strategy deploying lasers within production processes to grow the manufacturing sector

28 February 2018

Welding research and technology specialist TWI has been working alongside laser giant Coherent and automotive manufacturer Sodecia to produce a real-time fibre-optic cable-based monitoring system for laser welding

27 February 2018

Researchers at the Visual Interaction and Communications Technologies Center Foundation have developed a 3D simulation software system that allows users to calculate how heat sources affect sheet metal during laser or plasma cutting processes

23 February 2018

A new UK laser marking firm, ES Precision, has been established from ES Technology, the Rofin-Baasel UK subsidiary that was closed because of rationalisations made by Coherent

20 February 2018

IPG Photonics achieved $1.41 billion in yearly revenue throughout 2017, a 40 per cent increase over that recorded last year

01 February 2018

GE Additive has announced that its subsidiary Arcam AB has delisted from the Nasdaq (Stockholm) exchange



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