Laser welding automotive components in vacuum

07/30/2014 Welding with the Laser in Vacuum: Results from Automotive Components will be the subject of a presentation at the 16th biennial Sheet Metal Welding Conference by Dr. Michael Müecke, PTR Technologies' head of research and t...

Laser and metal-powder process prints gradient-metal parts


Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL; Pasadena, CA) are implementing a laser-based additive manufacturing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object.

Northern Neon Lights adds fiber laser cutting


Northern Neon Lights has secured a £525,000 finance package to invest in new equipment from HSBC's Lancashire and Cumbria Commercial Centre.

James Tool challenges customers to think additive manufacturing

07/28/2014 Precision CNC machining provider James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc. now offers customers fused deposition modeling (FDM) using ABS plastic in-house, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser sintering (SLS), ...

Fiber laser maker V-Gen will be acquired by Newport

07/24/2014 Newport says it has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen (Tel Aviv, Israel), a developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers. V-gen was founded in 1998 as a supplier of pulsed fiber lasers, and has about 50 employees.

IRSC to establish lasers and fiber optics training center for southeast US

07/24/2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious, $2.9 million grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to establish a highly sophisticated Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Center to help meet the national need...

ABB Robotics honors partner AWL-Techniek with sales milestone award for 250,000th robot


AWL-Techniek has received the "Outstanding sales and partnership with ABB to attain the 250,000 robots milestone" award from ABB Robotics.

GE Aviation selects Auburn, AL facility for high-volume additive manufacturing capability

07/22/2014 Jet engine and aircraft system producer GE Aviation is planning to bring high-volume additive manufacturing to its Auburn facility. This facility will be the first of its kind to mass-produce additive components for the jet pro...


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.

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Don’t say that 'R' word


I've sort of been waiting for this, and Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer, beat me to it on with his headline, "Could The U.S. Dip Into Recession?"

Ron's Laser Report

A tale of two shows – Part II


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.

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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...

High-speed CO2 coding and marking laser

07/09/2014 Electrox Laser introduced a high-speed CO2 coding and marking laser at LASYS 2014 that is available in 10 and 30W versions, and has utility in the food and d...

M2 laser beam propagation analyzer

07/08/2014 Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corp. brand, has released its newest version of the M2-200s camera-based beam propagation analyzer, which automatically measures l...

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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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