Prima Power Laserdyne to ramp up production of 20kW laser systems in 2015


Prima Power Laserdyne will signifcantly boost production of its LASERDYNE 430BD laser systems, which perform cutting, welding, and drilling of 2D and 3D component parts, in 2015.

LIA awards Poprawe with 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award


The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has awarded Professor Reinhart Poprawe, the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen, with the 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award.

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

10/30/2014 The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers such as those used in industry for materials ...

Fiber laser demand drives IPG Photonics' 16-percent revenue growth in 3Q 2014


Pointing to industry demand for fiber lasers, IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) has reported a 16-percent increase in revenue to a record $199.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Laser micromachining system from MHI to intro at JIMTOF 2014

10/27/2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a laser micromachining system that it calls the ABLASER, representing its first product in the laser processing machine business. The company will be exhibiting the ABLASER at the...

Laser micromachining provider Resonetics gets acquired by Sverica


Laser micromachining solutions supplier Resonetics has been acquired by private equity investment firm Sverica International Management LLC, effective October 21, 2014.

Direct-diode laser for sheet metal cutting from JDSU, Amada debuts


JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has collaborated with Amada, which manufactures machine tools for metal fabrication, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2kW of output power.

Underwater laser cutting is a fast and thus economical alternative to conventional processes

Laser cutting method speeds underwater maintenance and repair

10/22/2014 Recognizing that current methods for underwater maintenance and repair of offshore windfarms, bridges, and locks are time-consuming and difficult on scuba divers, a team of engineers is developing a process for automated, under...


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

ICALEO 2014 show wrap-up


The Laser Institute of America's ICALEO conference in San Diego last week was another successful event, with over 500 people from over 30 countries attending.

Financial News


Galvo scanner


Aerotech has debuted its AGV-HPO galvanometer scanners, which can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.

Hybrid laser marker


Keyence has introduced its MD-X Series hybrid laser marker, which delivers fiber and YVO4 laser oscillation methods.

Nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing


EV Group (EVG) has introduced its SmartNIL large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process.

CO2 laser engraving system


Gravograph has introduced its Energy 8 CO2 laser engraving system for low-output marking in workshops, stores, or offices.

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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