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Lasers open new opportunities for plastic foil cutting


Innovative laser cutting technology is becoming increasingly significant for synthetic-film applications.

ZF relocates lasers for shock absorber production


Voith Industrial Services coordinated disassembly of VF's laser welding equipment used for shock absorber production.

Patented MultiWave Hybrid technology pays off for job shops


ULS has received a patent for its hybrid technology that combines multiple wavelengths into a single beam.

JR Automation Technologies invests $3.4M, creates 56 jobs in new expansion


JR Automation Technologies, whose processes include welding, is expanding operations at its Pickens, SC facility.

Brazilian innovation organization purchases hybrid laser processing system


Preco has received an order for a high-power, multi-laser/hybrid development and manufacturing cell. 

Control Micro Systems expands R&D capabilities


In response to growth, Control Micro Systems has expanded its applications R&D facilities and capabilities.

BLM Group USA plans new headquarters


BLM Group USA, which manufactures tube and sheet metal processing equipment, plans to move into new headquarters.

Disco develops high-speed laser wafer slicing technology


A newly developed laser wafer slicing method achieves high-speed production of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers.

Metal manufacturing event FABTECH 2016 set to kick off in mid-November


FABTECH 2016, a North American metal manufacturing tradeshow, will take place November 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.

Industrial Lasers: Beam shaping enables new ultrafast laser manufacturing applications


The beam intensity profile can be adjusted in x-, y-, and z-directions, benefiting applications such as materials processing.

German firm launches new additive manufacturing technology


A newly launched additive manufacturing technique enables reliable protection of sensor elements by means of a hard alloy.

Market Insights: Fifty years of the laser - A Coherent view


This year is Coherent's 50th anniversary and, in many ways, the company's history and success mirror such trends in the laser industry.

Scanlab protects product offerings from counterfeiting, thanks to laser marking


Laser scanner maker Scanlab now labels its products using the latest security technology, which involves a laser marking process.

New remote lab to solve challenging laser welding applications in Michigan


Blackbird Robotics' new remote welding laboratory offers services like user training, application support, and soon, local repairs.

Glowforge raises $22M to grow laser cutter business


Glowforge, the Seattle company that raked in $27.9 million in pre-orders for its consumer-grade laser cutter and engraver, has raised $22 million in venture capital.

Inexpensive ceramic laser has uses in cutting and engraving composite materials


A newly developed compact ceramic laser will have utility in cutting and engraving composite materials, among other uses.

Laser micromachining systems maker Nanosystec doubles production area


Nanosystec, a laser micromachining systems specialist, will nearly double its production area beginning in August 2016.

Corning unveils new Gorilla Glass for mobile devices


Corning introduced its latest cover glass for mobile devices, which provides protection against breakage from everyday drops.

Rochester's AIM Photonics Institute gets off to a slow start


Many of the promises made about jobs and funding for Rochester's photonics hub have yet to materialize.

Laser cutting specialist participates in series of community projects


Cutting Technologies helped to renovate an old pavilion, as well as an intricate sculpture involving laser cutting.

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