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The new COLLAR Hybrid additive manufacturing process relies on a combination of arc and laser deposition. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

New hybrid process to advance laser 3D printing and welding

31 August 2022

The new process combines laser welding with gas metal arc welding to deliver exceptional speed, precision and cost-effectiveness

 

Nuburu awarded US Air Force contract to develop blue laser 3D printer

25 August 2022

The printer will enable the Air Force to build replacement parts for older aircraft that have been obsoleted by the original suppliers and can otherwise take months to procure

Researchers have been investigating focus elongation using a spatial light modulator for high-throughput ultrafast-laser-induced selective etching in fused silica. (Image: Heriot-Watt University)

Beam shaping techniques optimise medical device manufacturing

24 August 2022

Researchers have deployed beam-shaping techniques to ultrafast laser processing to reduce the fabrication time of fibre-optic medical instruments

Boeing relies on the capability of a wide spectrum of suppliers producing and post-processing critical aerospace parts. (Image: Shutterstock/aappp)

Boeing and Northrop Grumman to boost smaller US firms’ usage of additive manufacturing

22 August 2022

The firms are joining a White House-backed programme to boost suppliers’ use of additive manufacturing, enabling them to flourish and create jobs

The University is hiring a new research fellow as part of a five-year project looking to move beyond ‘fixed’ fibre lasers currently used in manufacturing. (Image: ORC)

Southampton University developing next generation of high-power fibre lasers

10 August 2022

The university is hiring a new research fellow as part of a five-year project developing ‘smart’, reconfigurable fibre lasers

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time (Image: LZH)

Additive manufacturing to enable tailored, durable titanium dental implants

08 August 2022

The implants will be adaptable to each patient, ensure good tolerability and remain functional for a long time

A battery being welded at Trumpf's application lab. (Image: Trumpf)

Trumpf enters partnership with battery manufacturer

27 July 2022

Trumpf will supply lasers to a new production facility set to produce battery cells for 1,000 vehicles annually

The constellation will operate in low earth orbit to perform mining exploration with minimal environmental impact. (Image: Shutterstock/NicoElNino)

Satellite constellation antennas developed using laser additive manufacturing

25 July 2022

The constellation will operate in low earth orbit as part of an initiative for mining exploration with minimal environmental impact

ScaleNC offers digital services on a cloud platform to sheet metal manufacturers, for example, to program their machines. (Image: Trumpf)

Trumpf invests €4m into cloud-based sheet metal processing services

21 July 2022

Trumpf has been using cloud-based solutions in its production lines for over a year now

Inverse laser drilling is being used to manufacture preforms for hollow-core fibres with advantageous geometrical shapes. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT) 

'Inverse laser drilling' to tailor dispersive properties in hollow-core fibres

20 July 2022

The process will be used to create structured fibre preforms over 200mm long

The new facility can accommodate up to 16 launch vehicles for assembly, integration, and launch per annum. (Image: Skyrora)

UK firm opens new facility to build rockets using laser additive manufacturing

19 July 2022

The new facility can accommodate up to 16 launch vehicles for assembly, integration, and launch per annum

Laser powder-bed fusion can be used to efficiently manufacture a wide range of components cost-effectively. (Image: TUM)

New project to enhance LPBF using artificial intelligence

14 July 2022

The project will develop intelligent, innovative LPBF technologies for application in aerospace, automotive and energy production

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