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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...

EOS joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

09/15/2014 The first additive manufacturing (AM) OEM invited to join the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is EOS, a company that provides design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing solutions in the AM an...

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09/12/2014 Financial reports from public companies for the first half of 2014 were available the first week of August and fiber laser market leader IPG surprised analysts with a stellar second quarter and first-half performance, beating g...

Micro-optics opens door for new applications in laser processing

09/12/2014

Recognizing that digital encoder systems offer the highest precision for laser processing, Scanlab AG has set new standards for galvanometer scanners.

Mega-speed and precision laser micromachining

09/12/2014

The photonics industry has recently seen a number of new, high-output-power, ultrashort-pulse (USP) lasers operating in the megahertz regime.

Femtosecond laser processing of metal and plastics in the medical device industry

09/12/2014

In recent years, ultrashort femtosecond laser technology has been introduced, which produces pulses that leave no thermal fingerprint on the part.

High-speed, high-power laser welding

09/12/2014 With the help of outside collaboration, Begneaud Manufacturing has been able to define a new process that changes the way it can manipulate the focused laser beam spot on a workpiece—a method that was not possible with the stan...

3D laser cutting robot: A view from China

09/12/2014

Both laser technology and robot trajectory-controlling technology are evolving rapidly, with 3D laser cutting robotic solutions becoming increasingly popular in the automotive industry.

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 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

IMTS 2014 show review

09/15/2014

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

Products

Industrial picosecond laser

09/15/2014

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

09/10/2014

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.

Photodiode for high-power laser monitoring

08/27/2014

Opto Diode, a division of ITW and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, has introduced its SXUV Ø2.5 mm photodiode with a circular active area.

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.

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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