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Industrial Laser Solutions

01/01/2016
Volume 31, Issue 1
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    • 2015 industrial laser market outperforms global manufacturing instability

      In this rather-tempered global manufacturing environment, total industrial laser revenues ran counter to the downward trend, exhibiting quarter after quarter of mid-to-high single-digit growth.

    • The future for industrial laser materials processing

      The laser industry has always been able to grow, on average, in the high single-digit percentage range, but what are the prerequisites or the foundation to achieve such growth rates?

    • Lasers ring true with leading cymbal manufacturer

      Zildjian, the world's oldest cymbal manufacturer and one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the United States, recently installed two LNA Laser marking systems in the company's Norwell, MA factory.

    • How laser technology enables car efficiency

      Laser technology is an important key to reducing CO2 emissions in passenger cars. A multitude of laser-based innovations for automobile production contribute to achieving this goal, and this article provides an overview of them.

    • Keys to laser welding lap and edge joints

      As material selections in automotive manufacturing move further into the high-strength realm, along with the more prevalent usage of difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminum, developing robust processes for joining these materials becomes ever more critical.

    • Industrial fiber beam delivery enhances ultrafast laser machining

      Until recently, fiber-optic beam delivery could not be used with ultrafast lasers. Now, microstructured hollow-core fibers make it possible to confine the laser light inside a small hollow core, and transmit pico- and femtosecond pulses of high energy with excellent beam quality.

    • Fiber laser enables marking of advanced plastics

      Designed for affordable ytterbium fiber lasers, in-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and pad printing.

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