Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST) in Germany have developed a technique to embed microstructures on glass more efficiently. The new approach involves combining a laser with a plasma beam, which initial results have demonstrated could make production processes more precise and economical.
Surgeons at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales, have successfully repaired a man’s cheek bone and eye socket, which were damaged during a motorcycle crash, using additive manufacturing
Middleton Sheet Metal (MSM), an aerospace fabrication company based near Manchester, UK, has installed a Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 six-axis laser processing system to boost productivity
A leading UK manufacturer of automotive fuel systems has installed a flexible laser-based marking and inspection system from ES Technology, a company based near Oxford, UK that builds industrial laser systems
Gemma Church investigates the explosion of cross-industry plastic welding techniques