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Lasers offer a non-contact, fast, flexible and cost-effective tool for cutting sheets across a range of industries. (Shutterstock/Parilov)

Development trends in laser sheet metal processing

Matthew Dale speaks with specialist laser integrator Cyan Tec, on some of the latest developments taking place in the field of sheet metal cutting

Handheld laser cleaning devices are a popular choice in industry for delivering the beam to the workpiece. (Image: Shutterstock/Surasak_Photo)

The basics of laser cleaning

The basics of laser cleaning, the systems involved, and the benifts it offers over conventional cleaning techniques

Dynamic beam shaping can be applied to offer defect-free welding, cutting, drilling and additive manufacturing. (Image: Civan Lasers)

Dynamic beam shaping to optimise laser processing

Dynamic beam shaping enables controllable beam shape, frequency, and focus steering to provide defect-free processing outcomes

Direct laser interference patterning can create complex surface micro-structures to decrease ice accumulation on aircraft surfaces. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS).

Laser research projects to increase fuel efficiency of ships and aircraft

A number of ongoing European research projects are using laser technology to structure and clean the surfaces of ships and aircraft in order to improve their fuel efficiency

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