Right and Wrong Ways to Manage Laser System Variables in Material Processing

One goal for anyone in material processing is to maintain consistency with the many variables that are introduced into the process.  When a laser is being used for the prod...

Editorial Digests

Ultrafast pulse lasers for materials processing

01/05/2015 Ultrafast pulse laser processing is headed for mass industrialization and will undergo similar growth rates experienced by other laser technologies in the pa...


Familiarity breeds…?

If you do a good job of editing, the occurrence of errors in a publication should be minimal. ILS succeeds quite well in this regard, as readers are rarely notified of errors in...

Ron's Laser Report

Major California trade shows are, again, a huge success

SPIE Photonics West was held in San Francisco, CA, during the week of February 9, 2015, and it was again a huge success based on the number of attendees and exhibitors.

Financial News


Industrial femtosecond laser

Rofin-Baasel has introduced its StarFemto industrial femtosecond laser, which offers 700–800fs pu...

End-point control for laser welding

Prima Power Laserdyne's SmartRamp provides consistent end-point control during laser welding, eli...

Laser micromachining system

Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) will introduce its GemStone FLX Series 1 laser micromachining...

Laser scan head

Scanlab has introduced its intelliSCAN III 20 laser scan head, which has uses in 3D printing and ...

Editor's Picks

Laser tube cutting for agricultural machines

Italy was one of the first countries in the world to really follow the development of industrial ...

Battery welding: Selecting laser, microTIG, and resistance technologies

The following is an overview of laser, resistance, and microTIG welding technologies, along with ...

Enhancing laser thin-film ablation

Diffractive optical elements improve efficiency and quality

Femtosecond laser glass processing

Femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent materials has distinctive advantages over other m...

A mobilized plan to counter laser technology competition

The future role for lasers as a key enabling technology in Europe's industrial renaissance

Motion in laser micro-sintering applications

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a broad topic with many different implementations. In the most...

Fiber lasers continue growth streak in 2014 laser market

The global marketplace for industrial lasers and systems in 2014 was, to put the most positive sp...

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