Partners of a German research project are exploring how the beams of ultrashort pulse lasers can be shaped using refractive and diffractive optical elements
A Horizon 2020 project has achieved a breakthrough using ultrafast high-power lasers that will enable the production of self-cleaning sheet metal on an industrial scale for the first time
David Bruneel, process and modelling unit manager for R&D at Lasea, discusses the benefits of simulation in micromachining
Two Horizon 2020 projects are set to begin at the start of 2019 that will see the development of two new ultrafast laser systems
NASA optical physicists are exploring the use of femtosecond lasers to join dissimilar materials in the manufacturing of spaceflight instruments.
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.
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.
Gemma Church investigates the explosion of cross-industry plastic welding techniques