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Laser shock peening was used to strengthen the frame of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. (Image: FRCE)

Laser shock peening verified for use on US military aircraft

13 January 2022

The process was used to strengthen the frame of a F-35B Lightning II without adding any additional material or weight

The NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions features twelve 1kW lasers for increased productivity. (Image: SLM Solutions)

Rocket manufacturer orders two 12-laser AM systems

11 January 2022

The two systems will help the rocket company make its space missions more affordable and efficient by creating lighter, faster, and more robust space components

Mahle's automotive components are found in half the vehicles around the world, according to the firm. (Image: Mahle)

Mahle collaborates with SLM Solutions to offer serial AM production to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

07 January 2022

The two companies aim to improve the speed and quality of automotive component manufacturing in both prototyping and serial production

(Image: Martial Red/Shutterstock)

LPKF partners with display manufacturer to optimise glass processing solution

06 January 2022

LPKF Laser & Electronics has concluded a joint development agreement for a glass processing technology with a major global display enterprise.

The companies have agreed not to disclose details of the agreement.

The two firms seek to further optimise a specific solution enabling future display devices.

If the development is successfully completed, LPKF expects the technology to be widely used in various applications for the enterprise.

Needham Group's Aled Ellis with PP C&A's Tony Hague.

Partnership accelerates Needham Group system production

07 December 2021

The partners say the deal will create one of the UK’s leading authorities on laser marking

The thin-disk multipass amplifier module developed by Trumpf. (Image: LAMpAS)

LAMpAS achieves target ultrafast laser parameters

06 December 2021

LAMpAS is developing laser structuring technology capable of producing nature-inspired functionalised surfaces on an industrial scale

Rails repairs must be performed in remote areas, rather than in the controlled environment of a factory. (Image: Denis Belitsky/Shutterstock)

Laser cladding technology developed for rail repair

03 December 2021

The technology could increase the service life of rails and reduce maintenance time and costs

Electron microscopic reconstruction of a 3D nanostructure printed with the two-step absorption process (left) and light microscopy (right). (Image: University of Heidelberg/KIT)

Process to enable more compact & affordable 3D nanoprinters

02 December 2021

The process can be performed using small, inexpensive blue laser diodes, saving the need for bulky, expensive femtosecond lasers

The adoption of metal additive technology in aerospace continues to gather momentum. (Image: Reuters)

AP&C to provide titanium powders for Airbus

01 December 2021

The new multi-year agreement deepens AP&C’s working relationship with Airbus, which dates back several years.

Employees gather outside the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) department at Fraunhofer ILT to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the process patent.

Fraunhofer ILT celebrates 25 years of 3D metal printing

30 November 2021

The institute looks at both the past and future of laser powder bed fusion development

Vision of a weed control system that combines hoeing technology with laser technology for environmentally compatible sugarbeet cultivation. (Image: Kress Umweltschonende Landtechnik GmbH)

Laser solution to kill weeds in sugarbeet cultivation

26 November 2021

Researchers are creating an environmentally friendly, chemical-free, intelligent and automated weed control solution

A finished copper quadrupole quarter segment with material-saving hollow structures and cooling channels enabled by the flexibility of additive manufacturing. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

Researchers 3D print copper components for compact particle accelerators

26 November 2021

The accelerators are being developed to improve cancer therapy, drug detection and material analysis

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