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Laser welding specialist Blackbird establishes Shanghai site


Scanlab AG's subsidiary Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, which develops remote laser welding solutions, has established a sales and service center in Shanghai.

Czech and UK laser facilities team up in new EU initiative


A state-of-the-art laser facility currently under construction is on the road to becoming one of Europe's Centres of Excellence, thanks to a new partnership project.

JDSU names its two new spinoff companies Lumentum and Viavi

02/27/2015 Continuing plans announced in September 2014, JDSU will name its optical components and subsystems spinoff Lumentum and its network and services spinoff Viavi Solutions.

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Ferro acquires laser marking specialist TherMark


Ferro Corp. has acquired privately held laser marking technology developer TherMark for $5.5 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

Gigaphoton achieves continuous 140W EUV light source output at 50-percent duty cycle

02/25/2015 Lithography light source maker Gigaphoton has achieved continuous operation of a 140W extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source at 50-percent duty cycle on its prototype laser-produced plasma (LPP) light sources for...

Laser investment tops $1.93M for growing UK company


Laser cutting and engraving company Cutting Technologies will invest a further $695,000 (£450,000) in new machinery.

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Fiber lasers continue growth streak in 2014 laser market


In the feature article "Fiber lasers continue growth streak in 2014 laser market," the totals and percentages in Table 4 were incorrect.

IPG Photonics' Q4 2014 revenue grows 25 percent


IPG Photonics—for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014—increased revenue and net income by 25 and 54 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!


Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

Versatile fiber laser has utility in job shop


Sheet and plate metal cutter ML Fabcuts now operates two Bystronic laser cutting machines in its 11,000-sq-ft. factory in Crayford.

In continued growth, HIGHYAG purchases corporate building in Kleinmachnow


HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH (HIGHYAG) has purchased its corporate building in Kleinmachnow.

LPKF receives order from Chinese electronic manufacturer for LDS systems


LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has received an order worth $2.8 million (€2.5 million) from a Chinese electronic manufacturer for its laser direct structuring (LDS) systems.

Jay Industries awards Fonon with contract for 3D subtractive laser marking system


CO2 and fiber laser systems maker Fonon Technologies has been awarded a contract from Jay Industries for the company's 3D subtractive laser marking system for automotive application.

600 Group acquires laser marking company Tykma

02/16/2015 Machine tools and laser marking company 600 Group has acquired 80% of the common stock of Tykma, which specializes in the design, production, and distribution of laser marking systems for a broad range of industr...

Laser-perforated, peelable lidding film for fresh produce packaging available


Lidding films specialist Rockwell Solutions has launched a new range of laser-perforated or hole-punched, peelable lidding film for fresh produce.

Rofin begins production of its third-generation fiber lasers


The Rofin Macro Group has developed its fiber laser technology even further, launching the third generation of its FL Series lasers.

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West


Companies large and small from around the world walked away with top honors in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation Wednesday evening during SPIE Photonics West 2015.

Femtosecond laser glass cutting yields high bending strength, cut quality


Spectra-Physics, a Newport Company, has introduced its ClearShape femtosecond laser process for high-quality, fast cutting of chemically strengthened glass, unstrengthened glass, and sapphire.

Laser cutting firm invests in cutting-edge fiber laser technology


Laser cutting specialist Charles Day (Steels) has invested over $1.5 million (£1 million) in two high-powered CNC laser cutting machines from Bystronic to grow their state-of-the-art laser cutting operation.

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