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Laser welding of glass is ready for industrial practice


TRUMPF has developed a femtosecond laser system for welding glass, replacing conventional joining processes such as gluing.

LIA opens up registration for first-ever Industrial Laser Conference in Chicago


The Laser Institute of America has opened up registration for its Industrial Laser Conference, to take place during IMTS 2016.

Uflex sets up fully automatic robotic laser engraving line

07/18/2016 In order to offer infallible printing consistency to its converting clients, India's largest global flexible packaging solution company Uflex Limited teamed-up with M/s Think Lab, Japan and set-up a Fully Automat...

Ultrafast laser radiation can structure fiber-reinforced components and remove their coatings


Using ultrafast laser radiation, material can be processed with local and depth-selective ablation, and can even be removed completely.

AP Lazer to showcase laser cutting and engraving capabilities at woodworking event


AP Lazer will show woodworkers how to use its high-power laser machine for engraving and cutting wood.

Lasers shine when the stars are aligned


This issue could easily have been dubbed "the marking special" since we present three perspectives on laser marking difficult materials by a variety of processing options.

Advantages and optimizations for label cutting with CO2 lasers


Laser cutting with high-speed scan heads has changed label cutting to a dynamic and easily flexible process.

How to select the right laser for marking corrosion-resistant surfaces


New laser technology coming on the market offers a successful approach for providing mark stability in production environments.

Variable focus tunable lens technology makes laser marking flexible


Focus-tunable lenses enable the building of compact, light scan heads with the flexibility to quickly mark parts of various sizes.

How laser surfacing relates to laser marking


New laser surfacing processes employ cost-effective laser sources in a less well-known, long picosecond processing regime.

Laser blanking from coil is fast and flexible


Recent advances in laser technology and increases in cutting speeds have now opened opportunity for development of new and viable laser blanking solutions suited to higher production volumes.

Fiber laser cutting drives a power revolution


The percentage of fiber vs. CO2 laser sales has risen dramatically, with 2015 showing fiber lasers outselling CO2 lasers for the first time.

Sheet metal laser welding helps job shops compete globally


When joining sheet metal, job shops have yet to fully embrace more of the benefits laser technology affords.

II-VI HIGHYAG introduces consulting services for industrial laser applications


II-VI HIGHYAG now offers application-specific consulting services, including for welding and cutting, in its own application laboratories.

Laser cutting specialist helps artist create intricate torso sculptures


Cutting Technologies teamed up with renowned artist Tom Hiscocks to produce several intricate laser-cut sculptures.

Laser treatment helps to better bond carbon fiber to aluminum for lightweight cars


A laser surface-treatment process can potentially replace the practice of preparing the surface of the materials by hand.

Laser cutting ensures quality in textile duct systems


KE Fibertec AS develops, manufactures, and markets air distribution systems based on fiber technology.

Cruise shipbuilder invests $110M in thin plate laser welding line

07/12/2016 During a recent annual staff meeting in Germany, Genting Hong Kong announced the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bought this April will be named MV Werften, be managed in Wismar ...

3D-Micromac expands laser micromachining support with America headquarters


Laser micromachining specialist 3D-Micromac is expanding with its new 3D-Micromac America headquarters in San Jose, CA.

Rofin expands fiber laser production capacities


Rofin is expanding its fiber laser production with an additional assembly line at their factory in Hamburg, Germany.

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