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Laser maker Coherent celebrates its golden anniversary


Congratulations to Coherent, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Polish laser cutting system manufacturer cracks the Western European market


Kimla has teamed with MBA Engineering to introduce Kimla's Flashcut fiber laser-powered linear cutter into the UK market.

MC Machinery to open Laser Technical Center in Dallas


MC Machinery Systems' future Laser Technical Center will give customers the opportunity to see live laser cutting demonstrations.

Laser Mech acquires laser machine tools developer Visotek


Laser beam delivery components specialist Laser Mechanisms has acquired Visotek, a laser machine tools developer.

Lasers calm a stormy sea


Analyzing the 2015 industrial laser market was a challenge this year because of global economic conditions in manufacturing, as noted in the Annual Economic Review starting on page 6.

Fiber laser enables marking of advanced plastics


Designed for affordable ytterbium fiber lasers, in-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and pad printing.

Industrial fiber beam delivery enhances ultrafast laser machining


Until recently, fiber-optic beam delivery could not be used with ultrafast lasers. Now, microstructured hollow-core fibers make it possible to confine the laser light inside a small hollow core, and transmit pico...

Keys to laser welding lap and edge joints


As material selections in automotive manufacturing move further into the high-strength realm, along with the more prevalent usage of difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminum, developing robust processes for j...

How laser technology enables car efficiency


Laser technology is an important key to reducing CO2 emissions in passenger cars. A multitude of laser-based innovations for automobile production contribute to achieving this goal, and this article provides an o...

Lasers ring true with leading cymbal manufacturer


Zildjian, the world's oldest cymbal manufacturer and one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the United States, recently installed two LNA Laser marking systems in the company's Norwell, MA factory.

The future for industrial laser materials processing


The laser industry has always been able to grow, on average, in the high single-digit percentage range, but what are the prerequisites or the foundation to achieve such growth rates?

2015 industrial laser market outperforms global manufacturing instability


In this rather-tempered global manufacturing environment, total industrial laser revenues ran counter to the downward trend, exhibiting quarter after quarter of mid-to-high single-digit growth.

Femtosecond laser machines leather for automotive without visible damage


Jenoptik (Jena, Germany) has been developing femtosecond lasers since 2006 and recently started using them in the automotive and consumer sector to machine genuine leather.

German research institute to exhibit at SPIE Photonics West 2016


The PZKL's goal is transferring optical technologies from research to industry, which they will showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2016.

SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2016 Product Preview: More than 1300 exhibitors set to dazzle attendees with latest offerings


SPIE Photonics West 2016's exhibition will as always draw heavy traffic to an estimated 1300+ exhibitors.

DILAS Diodenlaser and m2k-laser combine operations


Two subsidiaries of ROFIN--DILAS Diodenlaser and m2k-laser--have merged effective January 1, 2016.

Medical device parts maker Metal Craft adds rotary laser marking capability


Metal Craft recently installed two LASF Series fiber laser marking systems from LNA Laser Technology.

Control Micro Systems expands industrial laser applications lab capabilities


Control Micro Systems expanded its industrial laser applications lab to include shorter pulse widths and higher peak power, among others.

Laser cutting technology adds value to textile-based manufacturers


Laser cutting is relevant to a large cross-section of apparel, accessories, footwear, and home furnishing manufacturers.

Lectra launches breakthrough laser airbag cutting technology


Integrated technology solutions provider Lectra has unveiled a breakthrough airbag laser cutting technology dubbed FocusQuantum.

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