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Chinese additive firm prints pure copper structures using fibre lasers

14 March 2019

Farsoon Technologies has developed an additive manufacturing process capable of printing structures made entirely out of copper using standard fibre laser wavelengths

Experts discuss industrialisation of AM at Photonics West

14 March 2019

Matthew Dale reports from an industry session on additive manufacturing, where a panel of experts discussed the technology’s potential for industrial production

E-mobility and autonomous driving hot topics at Laser World of Photonics

13 March 2019

This year’s Laser World of Photonics, taking place in Munich, Germany, on 24-27 June, will have a particular focus on electro-mobility

Infrared laser used to remove graffiti

11 March 2019

The infrared Laser Blaster from Italian laser group El.En evaporates graffiti without damaging underlying stone

TWI orders bespoke Trumpf LMD system for manufacturing large aerospace parts

07 March 2019

Independent research organisation TWI has ordered a modified TruLaser Cell 7040 machine from Trumpf that has been developed especially for the manufacture of large aerospace parts

Ultrafast laser used to successfully weld glass to metal

01 March 2019

Scientists have used an ultrafast laser system to successfully weld optical materials such as quartz, borosilicate glass and even sapphire to metals including aluminium, titanium and stainless steel

Scientists investigate underwater laser cutting for dismantling nuclear reactors

28 February 2019

Scientists are investigating whether laser beam cutting can be used underwater to dismantle nuclear facilities efficiently

IPG quarterly sales drop 19 per cent in China

28 February 2019

Fibre laser manufacturer IPG Photonics has experienced a 19 per cent drop in sales to China, on a year-over-year basis, throughout its final quarter of 2018

Trumpf takes measures for Brexit

26 February 2019

As the date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU approaches (expected date 29 March), laser giant Trumpf has sent a letter to its customers updating them on the critical topics that may affect the company

NLight 2018 revenue up 38.1 per cent despite challenging conditions in China

26 February 2019

NLight has reported a full-year 2018 revenue increase of 38.1 per cent, the reported growth has been made despite ongoing challenging economical conditions in China

Coherent Q1 revenue impacted by slowing materials processing sales in China

21 February 2019

Coherent's materials processing sales in China have been impacted by a combination of tariffs, rising consumer debt and eroding consumer confidence and spending, which have taken a toll on the Chinese economy.

Horizon 2020 project to make ultrafast laser processing hundred-times faster

21 February 2019

A new €4.7 million Horizon 2020 project aims to make material processing with ultrafast lasers up to a hundred times faster over the next three years

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