A new €1.99 million EU-funded research project is aiming to produce complete laser systems using 3D printing
Fraunhofer ILT is developing two new optical modules that will increase the speed of laser polishing, coating and surface structuring applications by a factor of 10 while reducing their cost by half
The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.
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