NEWS AND ARTICLES

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

10/29/2014

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

10/24/2014

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

10/23/2014

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...
High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fibe

High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fiber

10/21/2014 Researchers from Shimadzu (Kanagawa, Japan) have created a blue-emitting direct diode laser that focuses light from 30 individual 450-nm-emitting diode lasers into an optical fiber with a 100-μm-diameter core; the direct diode ...

Report cites that medical 3D printing market will hit $965.5M worldwide by 2019

10/21/2014

A report by Transparency Market Research forecasts that the medical 3D printing market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2019, reaching $965.5 million globally by 2019.

Industrial lasers, photonics in oil and gas to headline 2015 Marketplace Seminar

10/17/2014 Applications and market opportunities for lasers, optics, and photonics are the themes for the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. It will held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, and take place at the ...

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...

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...

DABbling

Fiber laser sales boom

09/05/2014

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

10/28/2014

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

Products

Hybrid laser marker

10/29/2014

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

10/22/2014

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

CO2 laser engraving system

10/20/2014

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

Laser cutting and etching system

10/14/2014 Kern Lasers will showcase its HSE laser system, which is capable of cutting and etching many materials, including woods, metals, and acrylic, among others.

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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