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POWDERscreen measures exactly which metals flow in what quantity into the focus of the laser beam. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

New device measures powder flow during laser cladding

The powder meter will improve the quality of the components produced and make the entire production process precisely repeatable

We spoke with Arnold Mayer, of Optech Consulting, to discuss his preliminary findings for last year’s global market for industrial laser systems. (Image: Pixels Hunter/Shutterstock.com)

Global laser systems market shows strong growth in 2021

We spoke with Arnold Mayer, of Optech Consulting, to discuss his preliminary findings for last year’s global market for industrial laser systems

Together the partners will industrialise applications such as the economical coating of brake discs, and providing wear and corrosion protection to hydraulic cylinders. (Image: Trumpf)

Fraunhofer ILT and Trumpf to collaborate on LMD industrialisation

Trumpf will supply Fraunhofer ILT with laser systems with varying optical systems and powder feed nozzles

Oerlikon facility at Huntersville, NC (Photo: Business Wire)

Oerlikon’s new laser cladding centre now operational

Laser cladding services are now fully operational at this facility with the ability to offer O.D. and I.D. coatings, as well as laser hardening, pre- and post-machining and inspection services

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