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Fiber laser maker V-Gen will be acquired by Newport

07/24/2014 Newport says it has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen (Tel Aviv, Israel), a developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers. V-gen was founded in 1998 as a supplier of pulsed fiber lasers, and has about 50 em...

IRSC to establish lasers and fiber optics training center for southeast US

07/24/2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious, $2.9 million grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to establish a highly sophisticated Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Center to help meet th...

ABB Robotics honors partner AWL-Techniek with sales milestone award for 250,000th robot


AWL-Techniek has received the "Outstanding sales and partnership with ABB to attain the 250,000 robots milestone" award from ABB Robotics.

PhotoScribe laser enables marking of 410,000 pills per hour


Laser systems manufacturer PhotoScribe Technologies has impressed the pharmaceutical industry by developing the fastest laser for micro-marking pills on the fly.

LASAG celebates 40 years


LASAG AG was founded on March 4, 1974, to manufacture lasers for drilling watch jewels.

Laser Cutting Co adds capacity with a laser tube cutter

07/17/2014 The Laser Cutting Co. has invested almost £1 million in the latest Lasertube LT8 processing system from BLM. The investment will provide customers with greater production security and also cost-effective manufact...

Lights-out machining with new fiber laser cutter

07/16/2014 Like many sheet metal subcontractors that specialize in profiling thinner materials, Metalfacture has installed fiber laser technology from Bystronic alongside its existing CO2 laser cutting plant.

Cutting Technologies nabs top business award


The Sheffield City Region business awards, held in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on July 3, awarded Cutting Technologies with the Top SME/Business award.

Laser industry health in 2014


A picture of the laser industry's health is emerging now that we are in the midpoint of 2014, as first-quarter reports from leading industrial laser product manufacturers have been published.

Determining weld depth during laser welding

07/15/2014 Among the finalists at the recent Innovation Award Laser Technology—awarded by Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. (Laser Technology Study Group) and the European Laser Institute (ELI), and held during the Internation...

Laser techniques in glass joining

07/15/2014 Fusion welding is one of the most promising techniques in glass joining today. Both ecological and cost-efficient, it can be accomplished without any intermediate layer and, with the laser production steps, can b...

Laser joining carbon fiber-reinforced plastic to stainless steel


A group at the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI) of Osaka University in Japan has succeeded in direct laser joining of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to AISI 304 metal. 

Diode lasers for remote welding


For more than 13 years, diode lasers have been used in series body manufacturing. The first diode laser system was installed for brazing tailgates on the Audi A3 in 2001.

Disk lasers in the automotive and aviation industries

07/15/2014 The global increase in mobility, furthered by the growing wealth in newly industrializing countries and by progressing globalization, is the driving force behind the continuous growth in the automotive and aviati...

Fiber lasers in the aerospace industry

07/15/2014 Fiber lasers offer users huge improvement in electrical wall plug efficiency, greatly improved beam brightness (single-mode or low-order operation), no requirement for warm-up, a consistent focus diameter as powe...

Innovation in shipbuilding using vertical-down hybrid laser welding

07/15/2014 Hybrid laser welding has evolved to the most important welding technique for Meyer Werft, as their largest cruise ships (350m long and 40m wide) contain around 450km of hybrid laser-welded seaming and the maximum...

Laser cutting of through vias in quartz


Quartz is one of the most important materials widely used in the fields of chemical analysis, biotechnology, optoelectronics, micro-optics, and fiber technology.

PhotoMachining’s Schaeffer to help conclude LME 2014

07/15/2014 Machine-shop owner and author/columnist Dr. Ron Schaeffer will deliver the closing keynote address on the use of ultrafast lasers in manufacturing on September 24, 2014, the second and final day of the Laser Inst...

Polyonics intros laser-markable label materials


Polyonics' family of laser-markable label materials represents the next generation of label technology for high-temperature and harsh-environment automotive ID and tracking applications.

Nominations open for EPIC Phoenix Award (Entrepreneurship in Photonics)


The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) Phoenix Award is presented annually to a European company that exemplifies the challenges and merits of photonics entrepreneurship.

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