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Trumpf's new BrightLine Scan technology enables the laser beam to be guided by a welding robot and laser scanner simultaneously (Image: Trumpf)

New laser welding technology to be launched at EuroBLECH

Named BrightLine Scan, the new technology can be integrated with welding optics to enable manipulation of the beam over a workpiece via a scanner

Dr Michael Jarwitz, of the University of Stuttgart’s IFSW, highlights the need for a single tool capable of highly versatile and adaptable manufacturing

Towards a universal laser machine for batch-size 1 production

Dr Michael Jarwitz, of the University of Stuttgart’s IFSW, highlights the need for a single tool capable of highly versatile and adaptable manufacturing

(a) SEM pictures of LIPSs on silicon surface induced by the shaped pulse trains with an interval of 16.2 ps. (b) The cross-section of LIPSs. (c) Structural colours of a 'Chinese knot' pattern made using LIPSs. (Image: OEA)

Researchers optimise nanostructuring rates using ultrafast lasers

The work has led to the scientists being able to form LIPs over a square metre area in several hours

Here a laser beam is being delivered via a flexible fibre to weld thin piping. (Image: Shutterstock/sspopov)

An introduction to laser welding

A brief introduction to laser welding, the technologies involved, and the advantages it offers over other joining methods

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

Laser cutting innovations make waves in industry

Takaaki Yamanashi, of Amada, shares how users have been getting to grips with the firm’s Locus Beam Control technology since it first debuted at EuroBLECH 2018

Pravin Sievi, of Scansonic, introduces processing optics that facilitate reproducible and highly reliable hairpin welding in the production of electric motors

Rising to the challenge of large-scale e-mobility production

Pravin Sievi, of Scansonic, introduces processing optics that facilitate reproducible and highly reliable hairpin welding in the production of electric motors

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