Editor's picks

Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass has announced its intention to capture 6-10 per cent of the gallium nitride (GaN) laser diode market by 2025

Christopher Ryder, of MKS Instruments’ ESI products group, describes how CO2 lasers can be used to address new material challenges being faced in the manufacture of 5G technologies

Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering, explains how the refurbishment of cutting heads can provide an economical alternative to buying replacement parts

News

14 November 2019

The research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover has updated its internal processing laser head (IBK) technology to include integrated sensors for process monitoring

12 November 2019

A new integrated control solution jointly produced by Siemens and Scanlab is set to decrease the engineering effort required when developing laser-based manufacturing systems

07 November 2019

A new survey has found that 100 Horizon 2020 photonics projects, established between 2014 and 2018, will directly create 3,500 high-tech jobs in Europe over the next three years

LMI's low-cost LPBF machine, the Alpha 140

06 November 2019

The award is in recognition of the firm’s development of a low-cost laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system, which has made industry-suitable metallic 3D printing more accessible for SMEs

06 November 2019

Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass has announced its intention to capture 6-10 per cent of the gallium nitride (GaN) laser diode market by 2025

23 October 2019

A new technology cluster in Germany seeks to accelerate the uptake of additive manufacturing in industry through integrated research and development initiatives

22 October 2019

A flat-bed laser profiling centre equipped with a 12kW fibre laser has exceeded the expectations of a UK contract machining firm

Analysis & opinion

06 September 2019

Coherent’s Dr Jörg Neukum highlights how the ease of integration and maintenance of direct diode lasers has contributed towards their increased uptake in industry

05 September 2019

Dr Nataliya Deyneka-Dupriez, of Lessmüller Lasertechnik, describes the benefits that OCT can bring to weld monitoring, and highlights how the technology is starting to find applications in e-mobility

05 September 2019

John Powell, technical director of Laser Expertise, on some of the key aspects to consider when buying a new cutting machine for a job shop

21 August 2019

Christopher Ryder, of MKS Instruments’ ESI products group, describes how CO2 lasers can be used to address new material challenges being faced in the manufacture of 5G technologies

21 August 2019

Jean-Michel Pelaprat, co-founder of Nuburu, discusses the benefits of materials processing using emerging blue diode lasers with increased brightness

21 August 2019

Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering, explains how the refurbishment of cutting heads can provide an economical alternative to buying replacement parts

31 July 2019

Matthew Dale reports on the International Laser Marketplace that took place at the Laser World of Photonics this year

Features

LG’s upcoming Signature rollable OLED display will be able to store itself away in its base when not in use thanks to flexible display technology. (Image: LG)

06 September 2019

Gemma Church finds that lasers are playing a crucial role in increasing the functionality of modern displays

This Lasea system uses two processing heads to direct two halves of a more powerful, single ultrafast pulse to the workpiece in order to increase processing throughput.

06 September 2019

Matthew Dale explores the advantages of increasing the average power of ultrafast lasers, and discovers how this higher power can be delivered to the workpiece

Professor Steen being presented with an Honorary Fellowship to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers by the institute’s president Carolyn Griffiths.

06 September 2019

The LIA has introduced a set of annual awards dedicated to Professor William Maxwell Steen, a veteran and pioneer of laser technology

22 August 2019

We speak to the LIA's executive director, Dr Nathanial Quick, about topics ranging from his early experiences with the organisation to the challenges still hindering the adoption of laser materials processing in industry

21 August 2019

Professor Dr Reinhart Poprawe, director of Fraunhofer ILT, has announced that he will retire this autumn. Here we take a closer look at his extensive career, and the impact he has had on the world of laser technology

Application focus

John Powell, technical director of Laser Expertise, on some of the key aspects to consider when buying a new cutting machine for a job shop

Proper extraction system maintenance and design is vital, says BOFA International’s Joshua Evans, to reduce fire and explosion risks associated with laser metal processing

New regulations dictate that certain medical devices must be marked with a unique device identification code. Here we explore how different laser technologies can be used to produce these markings

A look at some of the industrial laser technology on display at Photonics West

A selection of laser technology for micromachining applications, including drilling, cutting, structuring and scribing.

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