Fiber-reinforced composites are increasingly popular, but tough to machine. Production engineers are increasingly turning to laser light as a wear-free, high-precision and highly productive choice of tool.
When it comes to using lasers for coating removal, no one has ever thought bigger than the founders of LCR Systems. The company is developing a method and the equipment required for removing paint from aircraft.
High quality, no tool wearing, significant advantages in terms of productivity and costs – these are only a few reasons to mark metal with the laser. Find out more about applications and processes.
The next generation of ultra-short pulsed (USP) lasers will enjoy broad acceptance as a standard tool, says laser physicist Thomas Südmeyer.
A parallel universe exists in which the laser is admired as a rough-and ready tool in the field of material processing.
Get smaller! In the microchip industry, that is the law. Lasers are just the thing for such mini-universes, and are proving their worth in wafer dicing.
For all the usefulness of coatings, they can be an impediment when welding. Which is where the cleaning power of short-pulse lasers comes in.
Up to date electronic manufacturing without laser? Unthinkable! Many products would be quite simply impossible.
How do you get a high-tech company off the ground? We asked someone who should know: Jörg Jetter, who took a strategic approach to launching his company 4JET Technologies and is always expanding into new markets.
The road to fiber-reinforced plastics in mass production is via the laser, says Dr. Uwe Stute, who reviews the opportunities and challenges ahead.