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.

AdvancedCath acquires LSA Laser

09/18/2014 AdvancedCath, a portfolio company of Inverness Graham Investments, has expanded its outsourced medical device manufacturing platform by acquiring LSA Laser, whose laser welding and micromachining capabilities will complement Ad...

Element Six to develop ultrafast-pulse disk lasers for precision machining


Synthetic diamond supermaterials maker Element Six has been selected by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development to help develop a new ultrafast-pulse disk laser.

Principles of high-power laser welding to be presented at LME 2014

09/17/2014 David Havrilla, manager of products and applications for TRUMPF's laser division, will lead a tutorial on Principles of High Power Laser Welding on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the first day of the Laser Institute of America's fourth ann...

Paul Denney's LME 2014 tutorial presentation to cover possibilities of laser additive manufacturing

09/16/2014 Senior laser applications engineer and additive manufacturing (AM) expert Paul Denney will be presenting a tutorial, Overview of Laser Additive Manufacturing Systems, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Laser Institute of America's ...

AM research expert Tim Biermann to present keynote address at LME 2014

09/16/2014 Additive manufacturing (AM) expert Tim Biermann will provide a keynote address on laser AM and 3D printing in the Laser Technology Showcase Theater on the exhibit floor of the fourth annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME) ...

InnoLas cell cutting technology can increase PV module power output

09/16/2014 A 6-month, real-world outdoor measurement in Germany using half-cell modules confirmed a +3 percent higher average module power yield in comparison to standard modules, and represents a strong argument of using cell cutting to ...

Laser marking and welding capabilities highlighted at LME 2014

09/15/2014 Welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems maker Miyachi America Corporation will showcase its fiber laser marking capabilities at the LIA's Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), to be held September 23...


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 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

IMTS 2014 show review


The newer 6-day venue for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) certainly works better from the point of view of resource allocation. Even with the shortened duration, the draw is still huge. This year over 98,000 people were preregistered, with total attendance of over 114,000. 

Financial News


Coil and roll laser processing system for metals


Preco Inc. has introduced a high-speed, discrete-part laser processing system for "tool-free" processing of coil-fed metallic materials.

Samarium oxide glaze for laser systems

09/16/2014 Developed for high-energy, pulsed Q-switching infrared laser applications, a high-absorption samarium oxide glaze from Morgan Advanced Materials absorbs radi...

Industrial picosecond laser


Coherent has introduced its Rapid NX industrial picosecond laser, which offers 6W of average power at 1064 nm and a pulsewidth of <15ps.

2.5kW fiber-coupled diode laser system


DILAS has debuted the SF2500/10 fiber-coupled diode laser system with output power of 2.5kW at 980nm for use in materials processing applications.

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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