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Industry working group for process control in laser material processing launches


At the International Laser Technology Congress held in May 2016, interest in process control was greater than expected.

Handheld 1000W laser makes rust evaporate


A handheld 1000W laser can blast away rust, paint, and any other coating to reveal bare metal within a few seconds. 

Laser welding supplier Meyer Tool expands manufacturing center in South Carolina


Meyer Tool, whose offerings include laser welding, is expanding its operations center in Greenville, SC.

Productivity increases when fiber laser cutting thinner materials


Sheet metal fabricator Inishowen Engineering reports a 20% increase in laser cutting speed with a new fiber laser cutter.

Welding system integrator AWL-Techniek expands into Mexico


Automated welding system integrator AWL-Techniek will expand into Querétaro de Arteaga, Mexico, in 2016.

Berthold Leibinger prizes awarded for applied laser technology, Future Prize goes to Gérard Mourou


The jury awarded four innovation prizes and Professor Gérard Mourou received the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis (Future Prize).


Fiber lasers allow dissimilar-materials welding, including copper to aluminum


Fiber lasers from SPI Lasers have the ability to produce high-quality welds between dissimilar metals.

The globalization of industrial laser processes


This month's features offshore from the US are examples of ILS' global outreach to bring readers the latest in industrial laser material processing.

Laser cutting for storage systems


Modula's US manufacturing plant is equipped with the latest in automation, from laser cutting and welding to automated punches, brakes, and presses.

Laser microfabrication in Lithuania


The Lithuanian laser industry has just celebrated its 30th birthday, and laser technologies started to be used in the country around the same time 30 years ago.

Fiber laser cutting heads detect slugs


Recently, a Tier One automotive supplier of automated systems employed a slug detection solution that would have minimum cost and cycle-time implications.

In-bore, multi-positional laser welding emerges


The so-called LaserPipe method of welding can be applied to remote, in situ pipe manufacture and repair scenarios by carrying out laser welding in-bore.

Laser cutting meets today's airbag business challenges


State-of-the-art laser cutting technology can help airbag manufacturers overcome multipronged business challenges.

Laser system strips paint from full-size aircraft


Laser paint stripping is finally emerging as a credible, economical, and "green" alternative.

Fiber laser machine ensures lowest price for sheet metal cutter


After extensive research into fiber laser cutting machines on the market, McAuley Engineering conducted cutting trials at three potential suppliers.

Promoting startups, Trumpf establishes a venture capital company


Trumpf has founded a 40-million euro venture capital company for funding technology startup that want to play a major role in shaping the future of industry. 


Rodomach works with Rofin on laser-welded towel radiator trial


Rodomach, working with a radiator manufacturer, approached Rofin to help convert its welding process to automated laser welding.

PhotoScribe Technologies moves to New Jersey


Custom laser systems maker PhotoScribe Technologies has upgraded its space, opting for a new office in Teaneck, NJ.

Bystronic Mexico opens new facility in Monterrey


Bystronic Mexico will celebrate the grand opening of their new Monterrey headquarters September 29-30, 2016.

Laser cutting increases airbag production capacity at Sumisho


Side-curtain airbag cushion supplier Sumisho Airbag Systems is implementing a laser airbag cutting solution from Lectra.

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