01 November 2018

MKS Instruments, a provider of process control solutions, is set to acquire laser micro-machining firm Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) for approximately $1 billion in cash

24 October 2018

Belgian research institute Imec and lithographic system manufacturer ASML have announced the joint establishment of a research lab to advance EUV lithography technology and advance semiconductor scaling towards the post-3nm logic node

18 October 2018

Trumpf senior figure and partner Berthold Leibinger has died at the age of 87

08 October 2018

IPG Photonics has said it doesn’t expect to reach the 2018 third quarter revenue guidance range it set itself at the end of July 2018

08 October 2018

Opportunities could soon be on the horizon for laser manufacturers thanks to a new type of cold storage technology under development by Microsoft Research

01 October 2018

Engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS are working on using ultrafast laser structuring to reduce friction within the combustion engines of vehicles in order to reduce their fuel consumption

27 September 2018

This year’s international sheet metal working technology exhibition Euroblech will focus on the topics of Industry 4.0, digitalisation, and big data, organisers have announced

25 September 2018

UK industrial fume and dust extraction firm Bofa International has been acquired by US industrial air filtration specialist Donaldson Company

21 September 2018

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the US have developed a chip-sized sensor that could be built into manufacturing systems in order to measure laser power in real time

18 September 2018

Dave MacLellan, executive director of AILU, asks whether additive manufacturing is ready for wide-scale implementation in volume manufacturing

29 August 2018

TWI (The Welding Institute), based in Cambridge, UK, is leading a new Horizon 2020 project to improve the efficiency and cost of aircraft manufacturing using the latest developments in laser welding

10 August 2018

NLight has reported an almost 60 per cent year-over-year increase in Q2 industrial and microfabrication sales in China.


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