NEWS AND ARTICLES

TeraDiode, Panasonic Welding Systems enter agreement

12/22/2014

High-brightness direct-diode laser technology developer TeraDiode has signed a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS).

Trumpf opens additional facility in Mexico

12/19/2014

Expanding its reach in Mexico, Trumpf has opened an additional facility in Querétaro to ensure faster response times for spare parts, sales support, and service technicians.

InnoLas concentrates industrial laser business in new company

12/18/2014

To better address current industrial laser market needs now covered by InnoLas Laser, the company will concentrate this business into a new entity: InnoLas Photonics.

 Cirrus Laser makes gain with 5-axis laser cutting and welding system

Cirrus Laser makes gain with 5-axis laser cutting and welding system

12/16/2014 In July 2014, Cirrus Laser Ltd. installed the UK's first Trumpf TruLaser Cell 3000 five-axis laser welding and cutting system—and it is already offering important market advantages to this progressive subcontract supplier of sh...

US manufacturing initiative garners Congressional approval

12/15/2014

The Optical Society (OSA) is applauding the inclusion of H.R. 2996, the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI), in the $1.1 trillion FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill.

Laser cutting replaces water jet at UK metal fabricator

12/12/2014

Yorkshire Profiles, a metal fabrication and industrial cutting company in the north of the UK, have changed from water jet cutting to a completely laser-based process as of August 2014.

China laser innovation awards program now accepting nominations

12/10/2014

The 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - Laser Industry is now open for applications up until January 4, 2015.

The Trumpf TruLaser 1030 laser cutting machine at work in the UniTrak plant in Port Hope, Ontario

UniTrak adds laser cutting to production process at Port Hope facility

12/08/2014

Bulk material handling solutions provider UniTrak has made a significant investment to expand its production line capabilities, including the addition of laser cutting, at its Port Hope, Ontario facility.

Webcasts

Application trends of continuous-wave lasers and technology update disk, diode and fiber lasers

Within the past couple of years one can see several trends in laser material processing. The increased use of lightweight designs and electric cars due to goals of reducing CO2-...

Editorial Digests

Laser Tools for Materials Processing

09/23/2014 Laser materials processing requires not only the appropriate industrial laser system, but also a host of “tools” to ensure that the laser beam is delivered t...

DABbling

Fiber laser cutting is hot in Atlanta

11/20/2014

I won't lay all the praise on fiber laser cutting, so I'll give credit where it's due. There was concern about Atlanta as this year's Fabtech venue, mainly about attendance (final total >30,000—a record).

Ron's Laser Report

Wrapping up 2014 and starting in on 2015

11/20/2014

The Fabtech show was a bit slow on Tuesday, but this was understandable given that it was a national holiday—Veteran's Day.

Financial News

Products

Fume extraction system

12/22/2014 The CMAXX laser and plasma table fume extraction system from Imperial Systems is a modular industrial dust collector for plasma or laser cutting tables.

Laser cutting heads

12/16/2014 Precitec has debuted its ProCutter cutting heads, which have utility in laser-based fusion cutting of thin and medium material thicknesses in the 1µm wavelen...

Rotary-table laser marking workstations

12/11/2014 FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving has introduced its M2000-R and M3000-R laser marking workstations, which can process geometrically complex work pieces of vary...

Fiber laser multitasking machine

12/08/2014 Mazak Corporation has introduced its fiber laser-based INTEGREX i-400AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine, which has utility in small lot production of very diffi...

Editor's Picks

Learn laser basics at laser technology short course at LASYS 2014

The central tenets of laser material processing will be taught during a 2-day short course at LAS...

New 3D printer said to advance the technology

The Singaporean company says its compact, high-speed 3D printer, for use in rapid prototyping and...

Laser additive manufacturing to be presented in Houston

The 6th Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop on March 12-13 will show how laser additive process...

Lincoln Electric, Case Western Reserve team on additive manufacturing benchmarking

In this second-round funding by America Makes, the team will test generating structural parts wit...

EOS and Airbus Group Innovations eco-assess aerospace 3D printing

Study reveals that direct metal laser sintering has the potential to build light, sustainable par...

Mitsubishi moves into laser additive manufacturing with Matsuura partnership

MC Machinery Systems and Matsuura Machinery are introducing a new metal laser sintering hybrid mi...

EOS and 3D-Micromac form micro laser sintering business

3D Microprint will use the combined knowledge of both companies in MLS, which allows production o...

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