The pharmaceutical industry wants to know: How do you remove the shell from a chicken egg without damaging the egg inside ? Laservorm has the answer: with a laser !
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.
Users expect laser cutting machines to be able to handle two and three-dimensional components in an increasingly wide array of metals. That poses a challenge for machine manufacturers.
In 1978, William Lawson founded one of the first laser processing companies in America. In the following interview, he shares with us how he built up a customer base back when laser technology was still in its infancy.
The laser is a ray of light guiding us into an even more intelligent future. Without light, the booming electronics industry would stagnate.
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.
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.
“Power of Choice” is the slogan that best describes the numerous new laser beam sources for material processing TRUMPF will be presenting at the LASER World of Photonics 2013.
Microchips are getting ever faster and smaller, driving mechanical fabrication methods to the edge. Now the laser is taking over.
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.
Extreme ultraviolet light is the lithographic key to tomorrow’s tiny circuit patterns – all thanks to TRUMPF CO2 lasers.
Who would have thought that combining the costly vacuum technology of electron beam welding with the beam of a solid state laser could be so effective?
Traceability, individualisation and design: Laser marking has established a permanent place in industry as a reliable tool for marking applications.
Machines from the TruLaser Series 5000 can cut stainless steel up to 50 millimeters thick - potential applications are making blanks for later machining.
It doesn’t get any tougher: Dirt, vibrations, heat — laser welding machines do their work reliably at the entry to the cold rolling mill. Nonstop. Coil by coil.
Bernhard Lang’s customers reap some real competitive advantages from the ingenious packaging he creates using CO2 lasers.
If the founding family of Hayden had a motto it would most likely be: “Get tough.” Dan Hayden, the fourth generation to lead the family firm, explains why laser technology is one of the best ways to achive this
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.
Each time the glass surface is damaged, there is hell to pay in the production process. So wouldn’t it be nice if there were a cutting process that did not damage the glass?
The road to fiber-reinforced plastics in mass production is via the laser, says Dr. Uwe Stute, who reviews the opportunities and challenges ahead.
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
GM decides to contract out a central aluminum part of its SUVs and pickups. Van Rob decides to redevelop the part in steel