NASA optical physicists are exploring the use of femtosecond lasers to join dissimilar materials in the manufacturing of spaceflight instruments.
MKS Instruments, a provider of process control solutions, is set to acquire laser micro-machining firm Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) for approximately $1 billion in cash
Opportunities could soon be on the horizon for laser manufacturers thanks to a new type of cold storage technology under development by Microsoft Research
Engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS are working on using ultrafast laser structuring to reduce friction within the combustion engines of vehicles in order to reduce their fuel consumption
A selection of laser technology for micromachining applications, including drilling, cutting, structuring and scribing.
microPREP 2.0 - High-Volume Laser-Based Sample Preparation for Semiconductor and Materials Failure Analysis
3D-Micromac’s microPREP 2.0 enables high-volume sample preparation of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and compound materials for microstructure diagnostics and failure analysis.
The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.
The European Appolo project, which was started with the aim of fostering connections between lasers producers, system integrators and end users, as well as speeding up the validation of new laser equipment, has concluded after four years
Researchers at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Central Laser Facility (CLF) have developed a new laser tool for treating metals using a concept similar to that of traditional blacksmith’s hammer
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