Laser micromachining provider Resonetics gets acquired by Sverica


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


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


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 ...
Industrial laser systems maker Trumpf experiences soaring profits in FY13/14

Trumpf FY13/14 profits soar, thanks to record in increased revenue


Industrial laser systems maker Trumpf has increased its income significantly in fiscal year 2013/2014, thereby posting record revenues.

Revenues from the production of parts for final products represents 34.7 percent of the entire market for additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing market has one-third represented by final-product parts production


Revenues from the production of parts for final products represents 34.7 percent of the entire market for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, according to market research firm Wohlers Associates.


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...


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

Follow-up to LME 2014 conference


The Laser Institute of America's LME show in Schaumburg was held last week. While the number of attendees was not high, the quality of leads was very good.

Financial News


Nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing


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

CO2 laser engraving system


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.

Fiber laser marking system


Laser Marking Technologies, LLC, a division of The LMT Group, has introduced the eCobalt fiber laser marking system.

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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