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Strategies Unlimited celebrates 35 years of photonics market research


Photonics industry market analysis firm Strategies Unlimited proudly celebrates 35 years of service producing multi-client market research reports on photonics-related subjects.

Next-generation industrial laser systems compete for European laser prize

04/17/2014 The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2014 prize of 10,000 euros will be awarded during AKL'14 to one of three finalists announced by the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI.

Laser-welded, hot-stamped door ring in 2014 Acura MDX garners joint award

04/17/2014 The industry's first laser-welded, hot-stamped door ring in the 2014 Acura MDX has garnered steelmaker ArcelorMittal, automaker Honda, and automotive supplier Magnas Cosma International a joint award in the 2014 ...

TeraDiode now shipping multikilowatt, ultra-high-brightness direct-diode lasers

04/16/2014 High-brightness direct-diode laser technology developer TeraDiode has begun shipping its multikilowatt, high-brightness TeraBlade lasers to major machine tool and automotive welding manufacturers in Europe and Ja...

Snappy upgrades US location capabilities, rolls out laser-cut safety fittings offering

04/15/2014 Residential HVAC pipe supplier Snappy is consolidating and upgrading its manufacturing and warehousing capabilities at its four US network locations, including rolling out its laser-cut safety fittings that are p...

Capital investment opens up new markets for laser firm


Cutting Technologies, a laser cutting and engraving firm that has successfully ventured into new markets in recent years, is set for further success after investing £500,000 in groundbreaking technology.

Laser cladding for difficult-to-access internal contours


Functional surfaces are a key factor for the quality, efficiency, and competitiveness of products and processes that are subject to complex strains and stresses.

HIGHYAG opens expanded company facility

04/11/2014 Laser material processing supplier HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH (HIGHYAG) opened its new facility on March 25, 2014, which is located on the Europarc Dreilinden business campus in Kleinmachnow, Germany—just outs...

Philips steps up as first corporate sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light


Royal Philips was applauded by the OSA for signing on as the first patron sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Bosch laser-drilled fuel injectors nab award recognition

04/10/2014 Automotive components supplier Bosch has been awarded with a 2014 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award, which honors the company's laser drilling technology for sp...

Ultrashort pulse laser micromachining: History and future opportunities


Tissa Gunaratne, Ph.D., director, sales and marketing for Clark-MXR, interviews Bill Clark, Ph.D., a founder and CEO of Clark-MXR and an industry pioneer in ultrashort pulse laser micromachining.

ERGO Insurance Group sells its stake in Jenoptik


Jenoptik's longstanding major shareholder, ERGO Insurance Group, has sold its stake in the company—worth approximately 8.5 percent—to institutional investors in Germany and abroad.

Bombardier selects Spectrum UV laser wire marker for major rail project

04/04/2014 Bombardier Transportation has selected aerospace and electronics laser wire processing equipment maker Spectrum Technologies to supply the company with a wire processing system for use in manufacturing rail cars ...

2013 industrial laser markets grow 5% to $10.7 billion


According to the annual market survey from Optech Consulting, the global industrial laser systems market rose 5% to reach a record volume of $10.7 billion dollars in 2013.

Stratasys set to acquire Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies

04/02/2014 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions provider Stratasys has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies, both of which also provide additive manufacturing ser...

Primoceler to build laser-welded optical sensor packages for future ESA orbital missions


Laser welding technology company Primoceler was selected by the ESA to develop and fabricate new optical sensor packages for use in future orbital missions.

Using laser additive manufacturing to make ear implants with memory


LZH will demonstrate laser manufacturing of tiny implants with a memory function or complex shapes at the Hannover Messe 2014 industry fair from April 7 to 11.

High speed glass cutting demonstrated at Laser World of Photonics China show


Spectra-Physics’ Quasar high power UV laser demonstrated >1500 mm/s cutting of strengthened glass commonly used in mobile devices with cutting of both lines and enclosed holes.

IMRA and Jenoptik agree on license for laser micromachining


The agreement specifically allows Jenoptik ultrafast laser customers to use a patent family to create laser micromachined products.

One week to enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards; win an iPad mini!


Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is April 2nd; all entrants have a chance to win an Apple gift card with value equivalent to an iPad mini!

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