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Nozzle changer for Electra system

Following the successful integration of the nozzle changer on its CO2 laser systems, LVD is extending the option to the Electra, LVD’s high-speed fiber laser cutting system. Featuring storage for 10 nozzles, the option brings greater autonomy, reduces piercing times and increases overall throughput on the machine.

QMmeltpool 3D

Concept Laser has presented a tool for position-related real-time monitoring and three-dimensional visualization. Using in-situ process monitoring systems based on an on-axis system it is possible to obtain information about defects during the build process. The next quality level with QMmeltpool 3D will be available from 2016 onwards for the M1 cusing and M2 cusing machines.

4x1 TrueM2-14 beam combiner

OFS, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of fibre optic products, has introduced its 4x1 TrueM2-14 beam combiner. The TrueM2 platform enables machine manufacturers to build their own fibre laser source using a modular architecture, and to produce a customised fibre laser based on their specific requirements.

The new 4x1 TrueM2-14 combiner can be mated with up to four TrueMode-kW laser cavity modules, or other compatible modules, and is rated up to 4kW.

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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Greg Blackman looks at the state of adoption of ultrashort pulse lasers in consumer electronics production

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Rachel Berkowitz explores the wealth of ways that textiles can be cut, engraved, perforated, and patterned with a laser

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Matthew Dale discovers that laser cooling is an undefined art, as thermal management firms turn to adaptable modular systems to meet individual customer demands

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After 29 years as executive director of the Laser Institute of America, Peter Baker has retired from the role. He looks back at a career filled with laser technology