Fraunhofer has launched a new cluster of excellence across 12 of its institutes that over the next four years will develop a generation of ultrafast lasers with average powers ranging up to 20kW
The Lasers in Action forum during Lasys covered topics such as micromachining, cladding and welding, additive manufacturing, laser safety, beam shaping and ultrafast lasers.
A team of researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany has used an ultrafast laser to increase the speed of industrial nanoparticle production for surface treatment applications
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
After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers
Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike
Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future