Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the US have developed a chip-sized sensor that could be built into manufacturing systems in order to measure laser power in real time
Mitsubishi Electric has announced the acquisition of ASTES4 SA, a Swiss developer of automated sorting solutions for sheet metal laser processing machines
The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.
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
Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device
Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out