HALO project to offer higher quality laser cutting

As part of the EU’s HALO project (High power Adaptable Laser beams for materials processing), scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are working on distributing a laser beam’s intensity in a way that meets the highest quality requirements for laser cutting, while conserving resources

Cold gas spraying helped by ultra short laser pulses

As the result of a Research Executive Agency (REA) funded project, Fraunhofer ILT and partners have found that Ultra-short laser pulses can modify material surfaces to allow easier adhesion of metal powder from a low-pressure cold gas jet.

EOS and MTU enter additive manufacturing tech partnership

EOS and MTU Aero Engines, one of Germany's leading aero engine manufacturers, have signed a joint framework agreement to develop new methods of quality assurance for metal engine components produced by additive manufacturing (AM).

Dr Adrian Keppler, head of sales and marketing at EOS, said in a press release: ‘MTU and EOS have been working intensively for several years. This collaboration is now about to develop into an even closer, partner-based technological cooperation.’

Ultra short pulse laser machine system brought into operation

A new system that uses ultra short laser pulses to manufacture medical products or sensors for the automotive market has been announced as the result of a project named New Micro Ablation Technology. The project was run by the Cross Border Cluster Stimulation (GCS) which contained project partners Agora, Lunovu, and Cewac from The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium respectively.

Lashare calls for new partners

The laser expertise-sharing commission, Lashare, has called for additional partners to take part in its Laser-based Equipment Assessment (LEA). This call will offer funding of more than €1.7 million to new LEA partners, based on the rules of the seventh framework program of the European Commission. The start of the new LEAs is anticipated for 1 September 2015.

Laser wire cladding tool developed for complex structures

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) in Dresden, Germany have developed a laser processing tool for wire cladding complex structures. The laser processing optics, CoaxWire, was presented at EuroMold in Frankfurt from 25 to 28 November.








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