12 June 2020

Discussion topics including cladding with diode lasers, CO2 lasers in the automotive industry, nano-structured anti-reflective surfaces, and software for designing beam-splitting optics were covered in the second installment of the Lasers In Action Webinar series

11 June 2020

The first webcast in the Lasers In Action series covered blue diode lasers, automated weld monitoring and thermal laser processing.

09 June 2020

Edmund Optics has developed nano-structured anti-reflective surfaces that can be used to reduce stray light in laser systems for materials processing.

28 January 2020

This webinar will dive into the technology behind laser-based functional surface texturing, with a focus on the EU-funded LAMpAS project

05 July 2016

Modern ultra-short-pulse (USP) laser are enablers for the miniaturization of products or components in several sectors
This includes:

Automotive, Aerospace, Textiles, Medical technology, Precision engineering etc.
In these markets typical applications for the lasers include:

Drilling, Ablation, Structuring, Cutting
The market requires:

Efficient, precise and flexible micro machining technologies.
Hole drilling in particular has become an important application in these industries. But drilling straight walls with high aspect ratios isn't feasible if the laser beam impacts specimens at a normal incidence angle. The beam caustic affects hole corners and limits the maximum aspect ratio – that’s why new solutions are needed. A novel 5-axis technology allows beam inclination and enables straight walls, as well as negatively tapered holes. SCANLAB has introduced an innovative precession subsystem to the market that uses a novel 5-axis technology to incline the beam. These five axes (x,y,z,α, β) maximize flexibility for process development beyond typical percussion drilling: e.g. spiral drilling, trepanning and precession drilling, which means the laser is tilted and moved helically.
The five galvanometer axes allow flexible positioning possibilities, such as 3D-positioning of the focal spot onto workpieces with precise tracking of angles of incidence (AOI). For easy processing, factory calibration allows description of laser motion directly in metric units within precSYS's Cartesian image field coordinate system, which enhances ease of use and repeatability.