NEWS AND ARTICLES

Fiber laser marketing report from Strategies Unlimited available for pre-order

08/20/2014

This report from Strategies Unlimited covers the growing opportunities of fiber lasers and contains a 5-year forecast for each segment studied.

Rofin-Sinar releases 3Q 2014 financial results

08/19/2014

Industrial laser maker Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI) has released financial results for its third fiscal quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2014.

Resonetics obtains new laser micromachining patent

08/15/2014 Laser micromachining contract manufacturing services provider Resonetics has received a patent for laser ablation technology that can be tuned to selectively remove one layer without affecting the underlying layer, which is imp...

IPG Photonics' 2Q 2014 revenue tops 14 percent due to continued high-power fiber laser sales growth

08/14/2014

IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) has reported financial results for its second quarter, which ended June 30, 2014.

Fabricator celebrates its 25th anniversary

08/12/2014

Laser cutting and manufacturing company Advanced Engineering Techniques (AET) is celebrating 25 years in business.

HYBRILAS project develops process for quick laser welding of thick sheets

08/11/2014 Scientists at the Laser Center in Hanover, as part of the joint project HYBRILAS, have developed a laser welding process that can be used to make single-sided, zero-defect welds in aluminum sheets up to a thickness of 12mm.

3D Systems acquires Laser Reproductions, expanding its Quickparts network

08/08/2014 Rock Hill, SC - 3D Systems (3DS; NYSE: DDD), which provides advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, and cloud-sourced custom parts, has acquired Laser Reproductio...
Morgan Advanced Materials unveils new high-absorption glaze for Q-switched IR lasers

Morgan Advanced Materials unveils new high-absorption glaze for Q-switched IR lasers

08/08/2014

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, England; LON: MGAM) has introduced a new, high-absorption samarium oxide glaze developed for high-energy pulsed Q-switching infrared-laser applications.

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-...

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...

DABbling

Polishing the crystal ball

08/06/2014

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

07/22/2014

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

Products

Fiber laser cutting system

08/15/2014

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

08/04/2014

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...

Laser machine for PERC processing

07/23/2014 InnoLas Solutions' ILM-2 laser machine for passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) processing enables increased solar cell efficiency to reduce the cost o...

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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