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Komax invests in laser wire marking company Laselec


Wire processing solutions manufacturer Komax has acquired a 20-percent stake in Laselec SA, a pioneer in the development and application of UV laser technology for wire and cable marking.

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2014 could be repeat of 2013 for industrial laser growth

Creative laser cutting helps designer to achieve awards success


Creative laser cutting and engraving from Cutting Technologies has helped a leading interior design firm achieve awards success.

Laser tube cutting for agricultural machines

01/26/2015 Italy was one of the first countries in the world to really follow the development of industrial applications of laser technology—so much so that, at the end of the 1970s, Italian companies were exhibiting innova...

Battery welding: Selecting laser, microTIG, and resistance technologies


The following is an overview of laser, resistance, and microTIG welding technologies, along with examples of battery joining applications, detailing when and where to use each technology.

Enhancing laser thin-film ablation


Diffractive optical elements improve efficiency and quality

Femtosecond laser glass processing


Femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent materials has distinctive advantages over other micromachining techniques.

A mobilized plan to counter laser technology competition


The future role for lasers as a key enabling technology in Europe's industrial renaissance

Fiber lasers continue growth streak in 2014 laser market


The global marketplace for industrial lasers and systems in 2014 was, to put the most positive spin on it, not the most stable since the end of the Great Recession of 2008/2009.

What's new with 100kW fiber lasers?


NADEX Co., Ltd. (Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is an enterprise that has been doing business with the automotive industry since the 1950s, focusing on the manufacture and sales of resistance spot welding systems.

Laser cutting process optimizes 3D glass component production

01/26/2015 Glass Technology Services Ltd. (GTS), an independent research and development consultancy and testing facility, is developing a novel laser cutting process to optimize the production of customized three-dimension...

SSC Laser opens laser cutting center


SSC Laser has opened a factory in Yate that specializes in flat and tube laser cutting.

Laser surface treatment technology in development will target steel surfaces

01/22/2015 ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe (TKSE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH (LIMO) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the part...

Iran develops 600W fiber laser


Researchers at the Iranian National Center for Laser Science and Technology have developed 600W fiber lasers for cutting steel up to 10mm thick.

ESI wraps up Topwin Optoelectronics acquisition


Laser micromachining systems maker Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) has completed its acquisition of Topwin Optoelectronics (Wuhan, China), a company that designs and produces laser manufacturing systems.

OSHA renews alliance with LIA to improve laser safety in the workplace


To help protect workers from exposure to beam and non-beam laser hazards in the workplace, OSHA has renewed an alliance with the Laser Institute of America.

Primoceler, ON Semiconductor team to develop CMOS sensors to European Space Agency


Laser and glass welding technology developer Primoceler has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to design and manufacture complete CMOS sensor packages for orbital missions.

Cold-ablation ultrashort-pulse laser machining system, result of European collaboration, brought into operation

01/15/2015 Industrial laser applications specialist Agora (Geleen, Netherlands), laser-machining systems maker Lunovu (Aachen, Germany) and applied-research center Cewac (Saint-Jean, Belgium) have developed a novel ultrasho...

Laser industry veteran passes away

01/15/2015 His many friends will mourn the passing at the age of 57 on November 26, 2014, of Phillip Anthony, a respected professional whose brilliant smile, outwardly calm attitude, and welcoming appearance was a fixture a...

LIMO makes management changes


Micro-optics, optical systems, diode lasers, and laser systems maker LIMO has appointed Anton X. Schmölz as a managing director, which became effective January 1, 2015.

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