AM used to repair over 10 million turbine blades

28 September 2020

Additive manufacturing can be used to reduce the cost of routine turbine maintenance dramatically, typically replacing manual operations such as TIG welding

The firm invested £1m in a 10kW TruLaser 5030 fiber machine from Trumpf earlier this year.

UK cutting firm returns to pre-lockdown levels of business

27 September 2020

The firm quickly reacted to the pandemic by incorporating social distancing in addition to home-working, which allowed it to remain open

The new machine was unveiled at the Bodor Laser Innovation and Research Center in Jinan. (Image: Bodor Laser)

Chinese laser manufacturer unveils 40kW cutting machine

27 September 2020

The machine has a maximum cutting thickness of 200mm, is able to cut 20mm carbon steel at a rate of 6m/min and 30mm carbon steel at 2.4m/min.

ScaleNC and Optimate support sheet metal fabrication. (Image: Trumpf)

Trumpf spin-offs offer digital solutions for sheet metal production

25 September 2020

The ideas for the start-ups were developed as part of Trumpf's 'Internehmertum' programme

AM project launched in response to Covid-19

25 September 2020

The new project seeks to enable facilities to operate equipment remotely via an agnostic remote control hub

Share of total exports of laser systems in Germany. (Source: VDMA)

Production and export of German laser systems drops 18 per cent in 2019

07 September 2020

The decline has been linked to the ailing global economy, structural transformation in the automotive industry, and politically motivated upheavals

The new Peregrine software being used to monitor and analyse a component during printing. (Image: Luke Scime/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy)

New AI software to offer real-time 3D printing quality assessment

26 August 2020

The new AI software identifies and controls surface-visible defects by using a convolutional neural network to perform high speed image analysis

Laser beam transmitting upwards through glass. (Image: John Whitehead/Columbia Engineering)

Inverted laser enables SLS with multiple materials and without powder bed

25 August 2020

The technique, published in Additive Manufacturing, has the potential to print embedded circuits, electromechanical components, and robot components

The Lasea group now has 110 employees (above: Lasea, below: Optec), with more than 1,000 systems installed on five continents.

Lasea acquires micromachining firm Optec

17 August 2020

The acquisition will enable the Lasea Group to offer a wider range of subtractive and additive laser solutions for the luxury goods, medical, electronics and academic sectors

A multi-beam module was used to increase the processing speeds of ultrafast lasers for helical cutting. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT).

Researchers use ultrafast lasers to optimise plug connector production

13 August 2020

The new process can be used to cut metal strips as an alternative way to produce plug connectors for vehicles

AI-based solutions for smart factories will be developed within the alliance. (Image: Fraunhofer IPA, Rainer Bez)

Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA partner to develop AI solutions for sheet metal processing

10 August 2020

Over the next five years, the two entities will develop solutions for better data quality in manufacturing, enabling efficiency gains to be achieved using AI

The new panel pulls a thin layer of water out of the reservoir directly onto the solar absorber surface for heating and evaporation.

Femtosecond pulses etch hydrophilic surfaces for solar-based water purification

24 July 2020

The surfaces could be used to provide clean drinking water in developing countries