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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

A new laser peening system will be installed on-board a Littoral Combat Ship, a lightweight vessel designed for ocean-going and near-shore operations. (MCC Keith DeVinney/U.S. Navy)

Laser peening to treat aluminium plates on naval combat ships

The system will be based on LSP’s Laser Procudo Peening system, which will be installed with a custom-designed beam deck delivery system on-board a Littoral Combat Ship

The manufacturing line will be used to accelerate the conversion of maritime transport towards using electric propulsion. (Image: Leclanché)

Swiss firm commissions battery manufacturing line for e-mobility

Leclanché, a Swiss provider of energy storage solutions, has commissioned Italian industrial automation firm Comau to build an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules intended for electric vehicles

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