17 January 2018

A new welding technique for advanced high-strength steel for automotive and aerospace applications has been developed by a researcher at the Brazilian Air Force Command’s Institute for Advanced Studies

17 January 2018

GE Additive has appointed new CEO and vice president Jason Oliver to lead its operations, including those of its subsidiaries Concept Laser, Arcam and GeonX

15 January 2018

Advalue Photonics, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA, has expanded its applications lab for laser material processing

04 January 2018

The potential benefits of using optical coherence tomography in remote laser welding for automotive construction are being explored by a consortium of academic and industrial entities

13 December 2017

The Fraunhofer focus project, FutureAM, which over the next three years aims to establish the prerequisites for advances in metal additive manufacturing (AM), was launched in November by Fraunhofer ILT

12 December 2017

Trumpf subsidiary SPI Lasers has recently announced two new appointments at high-level positions in the company

12 December 2017

Trumpf has reported that its UK sales performance over the year 2016/17 was as impressive as that of the overall company, with an order intake of £57.1 million

12 December 2017

Fibre laser manufacturer IPG Photonics has acquired Laser Depth Dynamics (LDD), a Canadian provider of in-process quality monitoring and control solutions for laser-based welding applications

07 December 2017

The European Appolo project, which was started with the aim of fostering connections between lasers producers, system integrators and end users, as well as speeding up the validation of new laser equipment, has concluded after four years

06 December 2017

Researchers at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Central Laser Facility (CLF) have developed a new laser tool for treating metals using a concept similar to that of traditional blacksmith’s hammer

14 November 2017

Laser manufacturer Trumpf has formed a new North American sales partnership with its subsidiary SPI Lasers

10 November 2017

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


Analysis and opinion

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


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