New ultrafast lasers needed for alternative Microsoft cloud storage

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

Ultrafast lasers produce microstructures on engines to reduce fuel consumption

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

Euroblech 2018 to focus on digitalisation and Industry 4.0

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

Bofa acquired by industrial air filtration specialist Donaldson

25 September 2018

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

Researchers develop chip-sized sensor for real-time beam power measurement

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

Is laser additive manufacturing production ready?

18 September 2018

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

TWI-led project to advance laser welding in order to improve aircraft efficiency

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

NLight industrial and microfabrication sales up 60 per cent in China

10 August 2018

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

Mitsubishi Electric automates sheet metal processing through ASTES4 acquisition

10 August 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the acquisition of ASTES4 SA, a Swiss developer of automated sorting solutions for sheet metal laser processing machines

New optical modules to make laser surface treatment ten times faster

09 August 2018

Fraunhofer ILT is developing two new optical modules that will increase the speed of laser polishing, coating and surface structuring applications by a factor of 10 while reducing their cost by half

II-VI exceeds $1bn in yearly revenue

09 August 2018

The company’s laser solutions business unit achieved revenue of $428.0 million for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018

Trumpf acquires Teufel Solutions

01 August 2018

Trumpf has acquired a full stake in Teufel Solutions, effective 1 August