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Right and Wrong Ways to Manage Laser System Variables in Material Processing

One goal for anyone in material processing is to maintain consistency with the many variables that are introduced into the process.  When a laser is being used for the prod...

Editorial Digests

Lasers leave their mark

06/18/2015 Lasers for materials processing applications make up about 30% of the $9 billion dollar total laser market, and of that total, the laser marking/engraving in...

Multi-kilowatt lasers for industrial materials processing

04/23/2015 Laser output power, along with focused spot size and its temporal location, are crucial to optimizing the laser materials processing outcome--especially for ...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dr. Masao Horiba, founder and Supreme Counsel of HORIBA, Ltd. has died

07/27/2015 Irvine, California: With great sadness, HORIBA, Ltd. announces the death of the company founder ...

High Temperature Resistant, Optically Clear, Two Part Epoxy Meets NASA Low Outgassing Requirements

07/23/2015 Widely used for applications in the aerospace, electronic and OEM industries, Master Bond EP121CL...

AFL Receives BB&T Lighthouse Beam Occupational Safety Award

07/20/2015 AFL was awarded the BB&T Lighthouse Beam Occupational Safety Award for the fourth year in a row.


Many diamonds in the rough

I’ve been thinking about all the criticism being directed at young people today who are collectively known as Millennials.

Ron's Laser Report

SEMICON West 2015 review

SEMICON West was, as usual, busy and a great venue to meet up with customers and see a lot of people in one place.

Financial News


Wide-format laser micromachining system

Polaris Motion has developed advanced algorithms for wide-format laser micromachining that enable...

Multikilowatt fiber laser platform

Coherent has expanded the company's fiber laser offering with a platform capable of delivering ou...

High-power Nd:YAG laser mirrors

Edmund Optics has introduced its TECHSPEC high-power Nd:YAG laser mirrors, which feature all-diel...

Sheet and tube laser cutting system

The BLM Group has introduced its LC5 sheet and tube laser cutting system, which is equipped with ...

Editor's Picks

Laser cutting, drilling, and structuring of brittle materials

For the last couple of years, a more sophisticated way of surface or glass-inside marking became ...

Maybe the most flexible laser—ever!

The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers t...

Radiation monitoring of laser welding

A new Laser Process Control System (LPCS) enables on-line detection of laser welding process feat...

Laser seam stepper takes on conventional welding

The Laser Seam Stepper (LSS) combines the advantages of resistance spot welding and conventional ...

Innovative laser processes for lightweight constructions

Laser remote welding provides local strengthening of steel sheets and multi-material design.

Progress in the use of laser cutting for decommissioning

This article describes progress made since 2010 in the use of laser cutting for decommissioning.

Laser cutting transforms the diamond processing industry

Rough diamonds are sorted on the basis of their natural characteristics before being used as indu...

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