Pyrocam IV images laser beams to terahertz range


The new, fourth-generation Pyrocam IV pyroelectric camera adds greater sensitivity, better resolution, a larger active area, and more compact packaging to address next-generation laser source requirements.

Petrobras, Foro Energy ink deal for high-power laser drilling R&D


Petrobras and Foro Energy have signed a technology cooperation agreement (TCA) for high-power laser drilling research and development.

Lasers for Manufacturing Summit: The concepts and contacts you need to use lasers profitably

08/28/2014 To arm manufacturing executives with the information they need to profit from laser-driven production in the 21st century, the Laser Institute of America (LIA) is bringing out big guns for its first Lasers for Manufacturing Sum...

MSS Lasers to expand laser cutting operations with $5.3M funding


MSS Lasers, provider of refurbished laser cutting machines, says it is set to grow further within existing local and international markets and create more jobs following $5.3 million dollars in funding.

Laser Mech to intro 2D processing head at LME 2014

08/27/2014 Laser Mechanisms (Laser Mech) will introduce its FiberCUT 2D processing head that delivers 6kW performance for flatbed cutting systems at the 2014 Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME 2014), set to take place Sept. 23-24 in Scha...

Zetec debuts nondestructive weld scanning solution


Zetec has introduced its Weld Crawler weld scanner, which can be operated manually or motorized and convert from a circumferential to an axial scanner.

3D printing, additive manufacturing poised to grow 4X in 2018


Wohlers Associates expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018.

Industrial lasers: tools from the future

08/25/2014 When the industrial laser community talks about advanced manufacturing, it’s talking about the tools it has been making and using for decades--the tools just keep getting better--such as those on display at the Lasers for Manuf...


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-...

Fiber Lasers: New Measurement Techniques for Optimizing Performance

In this webcast sponsored by Ophir-Spiricon, we will discuss the use of fiber lasers in material processing applications, how to use new measurement technologies to optimize per...

Laser measurement techniques for beam control in materials processing

This webinar is designed for personnel who are using lasers for material processing.

Editorial Digests

Laser Marking

08/13/2014 Lasers play a fundamental role in the marking of metallic and non-metallic surfaces in a vast array of industries including pharmaceutical (marking labels, b...


Polishing the crystal ball


Four years ago on this website, I wrote, "Here's one you can file away for a 'he told you so' years from now. I believe that Africa will become a hot industrial laser market within 25 years. It will take another generation of trained, skilled and high wage manufacturing employees needed to maintain all those automated laser processing systems."

Ron's Laser Report

A tale of two shows – Part II


See my blog from summer 2013 regarding follow-up to Semicon 2013. Just change the date to 2014 and the feedback is about the same as last year.

Financial News


Photodiode for high-power laser monitoring


Opto Diode, a division of ITW and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, has introduced its SXUV Ø2.5 mm photodiode with a circular active area.

Fiber laser cutting system


Mazak Optronics has introduced the Optiplex 3015 fiber laser cutting system with a Zeta-7 cutting head and Preview 3 Control.

50W fiber laser marking machine


Technifor, a division of the Gravotech Group, has introduced its TF450 50W fiber laser marking machine for direct part marking.

Polarizing beamsplitter cubes

07/23/2014 Optical components maker Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) has introduced polarizing beamsplitter cubes that split up the s- and p-polarization of ligh...

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...

Diode laser material processing Webcast shows installations for laser welding

In this free ILS Webcast, Wolfgang Todt of Laserline describes the developments made in commercia...

Mitsubishi moves into laser additive manufacturing with Matsuura partnership

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

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