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Glowforge funded to commercialize low-cost 3D laser printers for consumer use


To bring their 3D Laser Printer to market this year, Glowforge announced a $9 million Series A funding round.

Laser shock peening improves fatigue and durability of aircraft structures


A newly developed laser shock peening (LSP) technology strengthens metals used in aircraft components.

Rofin celebrates 40th anniversary in Munich


Rofin, celebrating 40 years this year, is representative of the history and diversity of industrial laser material processing.

Fronius USA invests $1.5M in manufacturing facility


Fronius USA has invested over $1.5 million in a full manufacturing and testing facility, including laser welding technology.

HALO project results: Optimized beam profiles for laser machining


Fraunhofer ILT has participated in the EU's HALO project; results will be presented at LASER World of Photonics Munich.

Five decades of laser light in automotive


In this International Year of Light, the photonics industry has joined together to announce the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives.

Laser stripping for the medical and electronics industries


Automated laser processes increase production efficiency, process control, and product innovation.

Femtosecond laser processing of brittle materials


A non-ablative femtosecond process allows machining of curvilinear and internal closed-shape features in transparent, brittle materials.

Laser processing enables smaller, faster mobile devices


Applications such as drilling, wafer scribing/dicing, material ablation, and surface patterning are well suited to high-volume mobile device production.

Laser cleaning prior to laser welding of aluminum alloys


Laser welding of aluminum alloys often results in significant amount of porosity, thus very low joint strengths.

Fiber laser micromachining in high-volume manufacturing


A new generation of fiber lasers operating in the near-infrared has unique properties such as high pulse energy with high peak power, high average power, and very good beam quality.

Laser applications for printing and embossing


What do a beverage can, a banknote, and the interior of a car have in common?

CO2 lasers advance next-generation abrasive disc technology


In the early days of industrial CO2 lasers, attention was focused on pursuing laser cutting abrasive (sandpaper) discs as a viable market.

Can your coders keep up?


Stand-up pouches, one of the fastest growing trends in the drink packaging industry, are often made from flexible PE, PET, or foil.

Cutting narrow bars in thin metal foils


Long, narrow structures in the micron scale in thin metal foils of <100μm thickness are used for shadow masks, electrical contact bars, medical devices, and other purposes.

New CO laser offers high-power, 5–6μm output


Carbon monoxide (CO) laser technology was developed in the mid-1960s at the same time as CO2 lasers.

Metal processor expands into laser cutting


Mishawaka Sheet Metal will equip its Elkhart facility with a state-of-the-art laser cutting machine to increase production.

DILAS delivers 20,000th fiber laser pump module


Diode laser maker DILAS has delivered its 20,000th high-power, high-brightness, tailored bar-based (T-Bar) fiber laser pump module.

LaserCoil receives order for laser coil cutter


LaserCoil Technologies has received an order for a LaserCoil coil-fed blanking system from a processor of flat-rolled metal.

Laser marking system distributor 600 Group makes personnel change


The 600 Group says that CEO Nigel Rogers has resigned and that his role will be taken over by non-executive chairman Paul Dupee.

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