When chips are disassembled, a process known as depaneling, precision down to the micrometer is required in both processing and positioning. iC-Haus meets this challenge with a combination of confocal optical measuring sensors and an ultrashort pulse laser.
At first, it is always science fiction. Until someone comes and gets down to business with the idea.
Eight ways to cut and join the lightweight materials aluminum, plastics and CFRP using lasers.
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.
Instead of cutting glass by ablation, just take a laser and generate a tension inside the pane so it fractures in a controlled fashion. And with the right optics this happens at a speed of one meter per second.
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.
For joining coils, a machine made by Belgian company Malex switches flexibly between resistance welding and laser welding depending on the type of steel, and also uses the laser source for cutting.
Smartphones, tablets and phablets have changed our lives. With the next generation of all-in-one mobile devices well on its way, it is lasers that are driving innovation for each and every component.
German knife manufacturer Zwilling really wanted to use laser cutting, but there were obstacles to be overcome first.
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.
“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.
A simulation project at Fraunhofer ILT is advancing the use of picosecond laser ablation as a cutting technique.
High-tech materials such as glass, sapphire, ceramics and high-performance plastics are on the rise and light is almost the only way to work them.
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.
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.
What is going on Down Under? Annaliese Kloe from Headland Machinery names the trends driving Australia's laser industry.
It would be so convenient during remote welding for the laser to position the necessary cut-out using the same scanner optic. It is time for a new process.
Machines from the TruLaser Series 5000 can cut stainless steel up to 50 millimeters thick - potential applications are making blanks for later machining.
Up to date electronic manufacturing without laser? Unthinkable! Many products would be quite simply impossible.
“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.
The food industry wouldn’t be the same without the laser.
What advice does automotive laser expert Hongping Gu have? “Don’t be limited by machine capabilities. Lasers gives you freedom for new designs.”
Remote laser welding and cutting are not typically used to produce ovens. Electrolux decided to break with tradition.
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 car of the future should still be fast, comfortable, safe and able to go the distance. The car of the future should have very low CO2 emissions. But how?
JST switchgear boxes must store insulating gas for 30 years. Engineers have come up with a creative way to make that happen.
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
Tiny and cost-effective laser diodes have been around for 20 years. If we are successful in achieving the beam quality necessary for key industrial applications using diode lasers, everything will change.