Researchers from Iowa State University have developed a computer-controlled laser process that increases the electrical conductivity of graphene by a thousand times
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed an ultrafast laser processing method that selectively removes the outer layers of composite materials
In a joint project, experts from the Siemens gas turbine manufacturing plant in Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen, Germany, have developed a laser-based technology that speeds up the manufacturing process for turbine vanes
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have identified the cause of porous defects in parts produced by laser powder-bed fusion 3D printing processes
Following a talk at Mach 2016, Riccardo Tosi of the UK's Manufacturing Technology Centre writes about the Reclaim project, a hybrid system that combines additive and subtractive machining for repairing parts
A project to increase the brilliance of direct diode laser systems, BRIDLE (Brilliant Industrial Diode Lasers), has been completed after 42 months
Scientists from Rice University have engineered an open-source selective laser sintering (SLS) platform that costs at least 40 times less than its commercial counterparts
Element Six has released diamond optics for high power CO2 laser applications offering more than 10 times higher laser damage threshold
A project to develop a new generation of ultrafast lasers for industrial processes has begun, coordinated by the Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern (PZKL) research institute
The Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center (BRNC) in Zurich, Switzerland has installed the Prism Award-winning Photonic Professional GT 3D printer from Nanoscribe. This will allow IBM Research and ETH Zurich access to nano- and microfabrication techniques opening new opportunities for research.
The BRNC is the centerpiece of a public-private partnership in nanosciences and technology of ETH Zurich and IBM Research. It features cutting-edge infrastructure for nanotechnology research and is well known for its noise-free labs.
Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device
Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out