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The new production lines can physically and digitally map the entire AM process chain via digital twins (Image: Siemens Digital Industries)

Two additive manufacturing production lines installed in Germany

The new lines have been established at Siemens Energy’s gas turbine plant in Berlin, and at Toolcraft AG’s headquarters in Georgensgmünd

Using ultrafast bursts of low-intensity pulses, researchers are able to add new functionalities inside semiconductor chips. (Image: Andong Wang)

Ultrafast lasers increase functionality of semiconductor chips

The method could exploit the sub-wafer surface space of chips to achieve higher integration densities and deliver extra functionality

Micromarking on a gold dubloon for anti-counterfeiting purposes, made using from QiOVA’s structured light beam (Credit: QiOVA)

Innovation and trends in laser marking

Anita Chandran explores the latest challenges facing manufacturers and users of laser marking systems

Integrators such as GFH Micromachining, 3D Micromac, and LLT Applikation develop complete laser micromachining systems featuring all the laser, motion control, software, and safety components required to realise high-quality applications (Image: GFH Micromachining)

Micromachining systems adapt to market demands

Susan Fourtane on the market trends integrators are having to respond to when developing new systems

Laser technologies will have to continue to evolve to keep up with the need of the electronics industry. (Image: Shutterstock/raigvi)

Opportunities and challenges for laser technology in the electronics sector

Electronics manufacturing presents both significant opportunities and formidable challenges for developers of laser materials processing technologies, writes James Bakewell

HMT's technology enables processes such as laser cladding to be combined with mechanical CNC processes. (Image: HMT)

Nikon invests in hybrid manufacturing firm

The investment will enable the two firms to leverage their combined expertise and accelerate innovation in the hybrid manufacturing landscape

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