Laser manufacturer Trumpf has invested €20 million in two new production facilities in China, one of which will be operated by the group’s Chinese branch, Trumpf China, and the other by its subsidiary JFY, a manufacturer of laser, punching, and bending machines.
Bystronic, a Swiss developer of laser systems for cutting sheet metal, has acquired TTM Laser, an Italian producer of laser-based tube and profile processing solutions
Researchers at the Visual Interaction and Communications Technologies Center Foundation have developed a 3D simulation software system that allows users to calculate how heat sources affect sheet metal during laser or plasma cutting processes
After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers
Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike
Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future