German knife manufacturer Zwilling really wanted to use laser cutting, but there were obstacles to be overcome first. read …
Everyone agrees: Additive processes such as 3D printing and laser deposition welding are the future of manufacturing. We had a look around to see what this future looks like now.
A thousand holes per second, with micron-scale precision in both depth and breadth – only ultrashort pulse lasers can meet the latest requirements for drilling PCB contacts.
Researchers from TRUMPF, Bosch and the University of Jena won the Federal President's German Future Prize 2013. The team cleard the way into mass manufacturing for ultrashort pulse lasers.
Whether 3D printers will some day be found in every home shop remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: generative processes are well on their way to maintaining health and saving lives.
Dr. Yongfeng Lu’s spiritual home is the international laser community. Here, he talks about everything except his presidency of the Laser Institute of America.
Klaus Löffler, current president of the Laser Institute of America (LIA), sees marked regional differences in laser safety and explains how the LIA is working to raise standards.
Dr. Bernhard Müller and Prof. Reimund Neugebauer on the near future of additive methods.
How does one become professor of quantum physics at the best university in Switzerland at the age of 33? For Ursula Keller it was grit, talent - and a bit of luck.
Copper on aluminum: With a cycle time of 72 seconds and high tensile strength, Viessmann has got itself precious breathing space.
Seiwald is a jobshop and offers laser hybrid welding. Deputy general manager Dieter Achleitner explains why the move paid off.
Plastic compounds and the laser seem to be made for one another. Marking has become standard, cutting applications are moving forward, and even welding has taken off. New beam sources are driving this development.
perma-tec marks plastic housings by laser. A new software module saves a lot of time – especially with small batches.