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Overall this year's Fabtech seems to have been a rousing success, echoing enthusiasm from Euroblech two weeks prior. Here's a quick rundown of technologies, products, and insights ILS unearthed at this year's big event.
Coatings against wear, erosion, and corrosion becoming popular Thomas Peters It's only natural to want our largest investments to last as long as possible, especially in today's volatile economic times. This is particularly true with industrial gas turbine components, which are expensive to
Joining Technologies is offer "Application Laboratory Days" to show potential customers how their projects could benefit from laser additive manufacturing (LAM).
(Updated 9/17) Lindø Welding Technology (LWT) says the new 32 kW laser, allegedly the world's largest commercially available ultrahigh-power laser, will be operational by year's end for laser welding, cutting, and cladding applications.
IPG Photonics posted >20% increases in sales and profits in 3Q12 citing strength in high-power lasers for automotive and general manufacturing applications, but sees a dropoff in 4Q12 thanks to some region-specific seasonality trends and ongoing macroeconomic pressures.
Lasers have been effectively employed for several years for surface treatment applications of heat treating and cladding of metal surfaces.
Fiberguide Industries say its new FD-80 high-power keyed connector delivers "unprecedented" power handling up to 750 W for laser cutting, drilling, marking, and welding.
Olofstrom, Sweden – The Volvo Car Corporation here will install a pilot plant laser station supplied by Permanova Lasersystems AB, Molndal, Sweden. Volvo has continued to invest in laser-based production technology for its future car models and now is investing in a system for hang-on parts to car
Osram Opto Semiconductors, Regensburg, Germany, has unveiled a new series of laser bars with 200 Watts of continuous optical output power.
The JK2000FL fiber laser offers an alternative from CO 2 and Nd:YAG for cutting and welding sheet metal.