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Prima Power Laserdyne to ramp up production of 20kW laser systems in 2015

10/31/2014

Prima Power Laserdyne will signifcantly boost production of its LASERDYNE 430BD laser systems, which perform cutting, welding, and drilling of 2D and 3D component parts, in 2015.

LIA awards Poprawe with 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award

10/30/2014

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has awarded Professor Reinhart Poprawe, the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen, with the 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award.

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

10/30/2014 The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers such as those used in industry...

Fiber laser demand drives IPG Photonics' 16-percent revenue growth in 3Q 2014

10/29/2014

Pointing to industry demand for fiber lasers, IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) has reported a 16-percent increase in revenue to a record $199.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Laser micromachining system from MHI to intro at JIMTOF 2014

10/27/2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a laser micromachining system that it calls the ABLASER, representing its first product in the laser processing machine business. The company will be exhibiting the...

Laser micromachining provider Resonetics gets acquired by Sverica

10/24/2014

Laser micromachining solutions supplier Resonetics has been acquired by private equity investment firm Sverica International Management LLC, effective October 21, 2014.

Direct-diode laser for sheet metal cutting from JDSU, Amada debuts

10/23/2014

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has collaborated with Amada, which manufactures machine tools for metal fabrication, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2kW of output power.

Laser cutting method speeds underwater maintenance and repair

10/22/2014 Recognizing that current methods for underwater maintenance and repair of offshore windfarms, bridges, and locks are time-consuming and difficult on scuba divers, a team of engineers is developing a process for a...

High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fiber

10/21/2014 Researchers from Shimadzu (Kanagawa, Japan) have created a blue-emitting direct diode laser that focuses light from 30 individual 450-nm-emitting diode lasers into an optical fiber with a 100-μm-diameter core; th...

Industrial lasers, photonics in oil and gas to headline 2015 Marketplace Seminar

10/17/2014 Applications and market opportunities for lasers, optics, and photonics are the themes for the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. It will held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, and tak...

Trumpf FY13/14 profits soar, thanks to record in increased revenue

10/17/2014

Industrial laser systems maker Trumpf has increased its income significantly in fiscal year 2013/2014, thereby posting record revenues.

GF Machining Solutions gives talk on laser texturing at 2014 Automotive Cockpits Conference

10/15/2014 Laser surface treatment machine tools and automation solutions provider GF Machining Solutions was one of 12 companies asked to present on the latest products and technology developments for vehicle interior manu...

Global industrial robotics market expected to grow to $40.08B by 2020

10/14/2014 An industrial robotics market report from RnR Market Research, which analyzes the ecosystem of industrial robots (which includes those used in laser cutting and laser welding), forecasts that the market will grow...

Trumpf promotes Rogowski to VP of technical service

10/13/2014 Industrial laser maker Trumpf has promoted James Rogowski to vice president, technical service, a role in which he is responsible for technical services and training for the company's machine tools installed acro...

Ways to celebrate IYL 2015

10/10/2014

With 2015 fast approaching, I'm disappointed that I don't have anything specifically lined up related to the event, so I thought I'd do a little research and find out what's on tap for IYL2015.

Lincoln Electric Holdings buys EASOM Automation Systems

10/10/2014

Arc welding solutions provider Lincoln Electric Holdings has acquired EASOM Automation Systems, a full-service turnkey provider of automation systems.

Semicoa finalizes research and testing program for laser marking guidelines

10/09/2014

Semicoa has completed a seven-month research and testing program for advanced technology relating to laser marking of hermetic, packaged discrete semiconductor devices.

Shiloh Industries acquires Radar Industries

10/08/2014 Shiloh Industries, an automotive lightweighting, noise, and vibration solutions supplier, has acquired Radar Industries, a provider of stamped interior, chassis, and powertrain components and welded assemblies fo...

4JET to showcase laser-based glass processing solutions at Glasstec 2014

10/07/2014

German laser system integrator 4JET Technologies will showcase its portfolio of laser solutions for glass processing at the Glasstec 2014 trade fair, to be held October 21-24, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

10/06/2014 GT Advanced Technologies (Merrimack, NH; Nasdaq:GTAT), which makes sapphire optical windows for Apple (Cupertino, CA), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 6, 2014. GT expects to be authorized by the courts...

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