Laser repair of fibre reinforced plastics cuts costs

08 April 2014

Scientists at the composites group at Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) are developing cost-effective automated laser-based processes for repairing carbon fibre reinforced plastics

Research and industry leaders urge Congressional support for photonics

04 April 2014

At the end of March, the US National Photonics Initiative (NPI) welcomed volunteers from industry and research labs across the United States visiting Congressional offices in Washington to push for support in matters related to technologies and R&D in photonics

CNC cutting company installs first UK Trumpf BrightLine laser

04 April 2014

Nottingham, UK-based CNC profiling specialist, Lasershape, has installed a new Trumpf TruLaser 5030 fibre CNC laser cutting centre with BrightLine technology. The system is one of the first of its type in the UK

IMRA America and Jenoptik announce license agreement

01 April 2014

Ultrafast fibre laser specialist IMRA America (IMRA) and Jenoptik Laser in Germany have entered into a license agreement for the use of IMRA patent rights, which includes techniques of micromachining by using ultrafast lasers. The agreement will allow Jenoptik to expand into new markets by allowing customers to create micromachined products.

Additive manufacturing used in 'life changing' operation

20 March 2014

Surgeons at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales, have successfully repaired a man’s cheek bone and eye socket, which were damaged during a motorcycle crash, using additive manufacturing

IPG grows 14 per cent in Q4 2013, driven by materials processing

05 March 2014

IPG Photonics has reported revenue growth of 14 per cent for Q4 2013, driven by 22 per cent increase in materials processing sales

Rofin-Sinar acquires FiLaser technology to boost display processing capability

03 March 2014

Industrial laser company Rofin-Sinar Technologies and FiLaser, specialists in developing singulation processes for brittle materials, have entered into an asset purchase agreement

Laser wire-stripping device gets financial backing

19 February 2014

An Abertillery, Wales-based company, whose high-tech laser-based wire-stripping products are based on technology originally developed for NASA's Space Shuttle programme, has secured a £275,000 equity investment package from Finance Wales and a group of business angels

Laser-based coating method developed for aluminium surfaces

19 February 2014

AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel laser-based method for oxidising aluminium surfaces without using chemicals

Aerospace fabrication company upgrades to solid-state laser technology

19 February 2014

Middleton Sheet Metal (MSM), an aerospace fabrication company based near Manchester, UK, has installed a Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 six-axis laser processing system to boost productivity

Münster Uni and Limo demonstrate high-brightness diode cutting

19 February 2014

Researchers at the Laser Centre at the University of Applied Sciences Münster (LFM) in Germany together with micro-optics experts at Limo Lissotschenko Mikrooptik, have demonstrated high-brightness diode laser cutting of metals as part of a joint project BRILAMET

Photonics companies report mixed financial results

11 February 2014

The Jenoptik Group has posted revenue of €600 million for 2013, a 3 per cent increase on 2012. Rofin-Sinar and LightPath, however, reported losses in their first quarters