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North Topeka Fabrication installs 4000W laser system with tube cutting


Metal fabricator North Topeka Fabrication (NTF) has installed a new 4000W laser cutting system with a rotary indexer for tube cutting.

Laser 2000, Lincoln Laser enter into agreement for laser scanning systems


Laser 2000 has reached a distribution agreement with Lincoln Laser about distributing laser scanning equipment in Germany.

DPSS laser maker Photonics Industries expands with new facility


Photonics Industries, a DPSS laser manufacturer, has expanded in response to growing demand by moving to a larger facility.

From Laser Munich 2015: TRUMPF develops pulsed green laser for welding copper


The 400 W average power, 515 nm wavelength source results in high weld reproducibility and little spatter.

Optical module increases productivity of ultrafast laser systems


Fraunhofer ILT has developed an optical module that shortens the pulse duration of powerful ultrafast lasers by a factor of four.

From Laser Munich 2015: BeamWatch 2.0 characterizes high-power laser beams in two axes


Noncontact measurement method relies on viewing Rayleigh scattering in air.

Ophir-Spiricon wins award for BeamWatch laser beam monitoring system


Ophir-Spiricon has been honored with an award for its non-contact, focus spot size, and position monitor for very high-power lasers.  

DirectPhotonics secures nearly $3.7M to accelerate direct diode laser market growth


DirectPhotonics secured an investment infusion of nearly $3.7 million dollars from existing shareholders and a new partner.

LASER World of Photonics 2015 attendance increases 9%


LASER World of Photonics 2015 drew more than 30,000 attendees who viewed 1227 exhibitors—representing a 9% increase.

Advanced Laser & Waterjet Cutting adds to arsenal of metal cutting technologies


Advanced Laser & Waterjet Cutting has installed a 1kW CO2 laser cutting machine to prepare for more laser cutting capacity.

Schuler to provide two laser blanking lines to Daimler


Schuler AG has received an order for two laser blanking lines from Daimler AG for its Mercedes-Benz facility.

Corelase debuts versatile 8kW fiber laser


Corelase is introducing a new 8kW fiber laser at the LASER World of Photonics trade show (June 22-25, 2015, in Munich, Germany).

Research alliance around photonic crystal fiber technology forms


A new strategic research alliance in which NKT Photonics will license parts of its photonic crystal fiber (PCF) technology has formed.

PFC Flexible Circuits expands service offerings with laser micromachining


PFC Flexible Circuits has added a laser micromachining system from ESI to expand its flexible circuit manufacturing capabilities.

TRUMPF invests nearly $80M in EUV laser facility in Ditzingen


For more than 70 million euros, TRUMPF says it is going to build a new home for its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.

Laser cutting company invests $1.5M in two new laser machines


Laser cutting and sheet metal subcontractor Intec Laser Services will invest $1.5 million in two new state-of-the-art laser machines.

SPI Lasers appoints new CEO


Fiber laser maker SPI Lasers has appointed Dr. Thomas Fehn as the company's new CEO.

German photonics market saw strong growth in 2014 driven by exports


A new market report says German photonics production grew 4% in 2014, reaching a total of EUR 30 billion.


LASER World of Photonics Product Preview: 2015 exhibit to continue growth streak


LASER World of Photonics 2015 expects 27,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, and will welcome more than 1180 exhibitors.

Fraunhofer ILT named Melbourne IMCRC additive manufacturing center partner


In Melbourne, Australia, a new cooperative research center for innovative manufacturing technology is being established.

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