Light-based technologies are currently transforming every industrial sector, including aviation, medicine, automotive, research, biology, electronics, and many more. This process of up-heaval presents entrepreneurs with the perfect opportunity to make their mark with a single, brilliant idea.
Phil Carroll saw the need for a specialist AM powder business viewing the process from the perspective of the powder. Seven years later he is taking control of the key challenger to AM – the devil particle.
Taiwan’s economic miracle is also a laser miracle. Dr. Fanghei Tsau, General Director of the Laser & Additive Manufacturing Technology Center at the ITRI, and his team is at the forefront.
Dr. Peter Leibinger, Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board of the TRUMPF Group, on the meaning of digital photonics.
How do laser metal deposition and laser metal fusion actually work? Two simulations help clarify the physical processes involved. The goal? To improve reproducibility and surface quality in both methods.
Designers need to rethink their approach to unlock the huge opportunities offered by this relatively new manufacturing technology. The experts in coolant systems at Grindaix and Bionic Production did exactly that.
Digitalized manufacturing in terms of Industry 4.0 promises speed, directness and flexibility − so it needs a tool to match. Fortunately, the right tool has been ready for action for quite some time: laser light.
Femtosecond lasers are storing data in quartz crystals. Once inside, the information can live on for eternity.
The Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) generative process is ready for batch production. Daniel Lichtenstein, Head of Sales and Marketing Development Additive Manufacturing at TRUMPF, talks about promising applications of LMF and well thought out process chains.
Dr. Antonio Candel-Ruiz explains why laser metal deposition is evolving into an additive manufacturing technique in its own right, and how even small and medium-sized businesses can benefit from the technology.
Oliver Schauerte, head of materials research and manufacturing processes at the Volkswagen Group, discusses the latest trends in lightweight construction, gun licenses for production staff, and the next big thing among materials.
The automotive industry has greatly accelerated development of the laser as a cutting tool. Lasers can now process 3D components so quickly that machine operators are practically left behind. Hujer Lasertechnik GmbH, however, is keeping pace.
Dr. Bernhard Müller and Prof. Reimund Neugebauer on the near future of additive methods.
An operating table must be adaptable to every need and at the same time totally reliable. That is why the company that was to become TRUMPF Medical Systems adopted laser welding long before it joined the TRUMPF Group.
Thanks to new PFO 3D programmable focusing optics, the focus spot now enjoys more freedom of movement than ever before. What’s more, “CalibrationLine” is on hand to ensure that the laser hits the spot each and every time.
Uwe Stadtmüller, in his middle-market business, has adopted laser welding in three-dimensional space to manufacture fan guards.
The boom in high-strength steels triggered a second boom — in job shops able to cut them. In Mexico, Gerardo Oaxaca was one of the people who forged his own success.
“Wherever production is high, there’s a similar need for lasers and laser systems. This increasingly applies to China, now and in the future,” says Günther Weinmann, General Manager Laser Technology at TRUMPF China.
New concepts in the design and construction of structural elements of the car body save weight, time, costs and installation space.
The next generation of scanner optics will release the focus spot from the working plane. Here’s how users will benefit from this three-dimensional dance.
JST switchgear boxes must store insulating gas for 30 years. Engineers have come up with a creative way to make that happen.
What is so special about the third dimension ? And how do you work through a 350,000-part series ? Erhard Hujer is the man who knows