Laserage acquires Directed Light's Laser Processing Division


Laserage Technology Corporation, a global contract manufacturing source for precision laser processing, has acquired the laser processing unit of Directed Light, Inc. (DLI), a laser technology services provider.

Grand Image expands services with laser-etched graphics offering


In August 2013, grand-format printing company Grand Image acquired a CAMFive laser cutter and engraver to add laser cutting and engraving to its services offering.

A-Laser intros laser direct structuring capability for manufacturing 3D circuitry

09/29/2014 A-Laser, a division of FCT Assembly, has introduced a new laser direct structuring (LDS) capability that has utility in the molded interconnect device (MID) market, as it brings flexibility to design and product capability with...

Laser systems study saves engineering costs for tape selection

09/25/2014 CO2 laser technology solutions provider Universal Laser Systems and Adchem Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape systems, completed a study for laser cutting 11 acrylic and rubber-based systems in doub...

Sheet metal firm relocates to Milton Keynes


Sheet metal firm Colmet has relocated to the Torc:MK industrial estate in Milton Keynes after 25 years of being located in Aylesbury.

Another UK laser cutting company grows


As the market for laser cutters across the UK continues to surge, one such company, GFL, continues their expansion plans with an investment in a significant increase in its capacity and productivity.

Cooksongold launches direct-metal laser sintering


Cooksongold, together with additive manufacturing design solutions provider EOS, has launched the PRECIOUS M 080 direct-metal laser sintering (DMLS) system at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2014.

Subcon Laser Cutting celebrates 25th anniversary with $1.6M investment


Subcon Laser Cutting, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is investing $1.6 million (£1 million) in the latest laser cutting equipment.


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...

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 insure that the laser beam is delivered t...

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...


Fiber laser sales boom


In my keynote presentation on the Global Market for Industrial Lasers at the upcoming Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), I will drop a bit of a bombshell by predicting that industrial fiber laser sales in 2014 could flirt with $1 billion, a 27-percent increase over 2013 sales.

Ron's Laser Report

Follow-up to LME 2014 conference


The Laser Institute of America's LME show in Schaumburg was held last week. While the number of attendees was not high, the quality of leads was very good.

Financial News


6kW CO2 slab laser


Rofin-Sinar has introduced the DC 060 CO2 slab laser, which yields 6kW cutting performance for thicker sheet metals.

CAD/CAM nesting software

09/25/2014 SigmaTEK Systems has unveiled its SigmaNEST Version 10.1 CAD/CAM nesting software program for material optimization and manufacturing process automation, par...

Laser material processing platform

09/24/2014 Universal Laser Systems has released its XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid laser material processing platform, which combines the laser energies of a 9.3 or 10.6 µm ...

Complex-coated laser optics


Laser Components has debuted a line of laser optics with complex coatings on the front and the back for use in resonators or polarizers.

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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