The combination of wire and powder tested at the Fraunhofer IPT resulted in hardness increases of the material of up to 30 per cent. (Image: Fraunhofer IPT)

Flexible & cost-effective hybrid cladding process developed

The new method is significantly more cost-effective than powder processes while offering greater material flexibility than wire processes

A Dynamic Beam Laser from Civan Lasers has been installed at Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden. The institute is thus the first research institution worldwide to utilize such a laser solution. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

Fraunhofer IWS to explore benefits of new dynamic beam shaping technology

The institute expects the technology to overcome the challenges of using crack-sensitive materials in additive manufacturing

Amada Weld Tech uses fibre lasers and femtosecond lasers in the manufacture of stents. (Image: Amada Weld Tech)

Creating medical marvels with laser technology

Keely Portway explores the use of lasers in medical device manufacturing, including how they have played their part since the start of the pandemic

The weight of the Bugatti Bolide is only 1,240kg, achieved in part due to its use of a number of 3D-printed components. (Image: Bugatti)

Bugatti refines 3D printing with accuracy up to 0.1mm

Bugatti has reduced the weight of its Bolide hypercar to down just 1,240kg with the help of 3D-printing








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