Adolf Giesen had his head in the clouds when he came up with the idea for a disk laser in 1991. In this interview, he describes how the laser is reaching for the stars to rid the Earth’s orbit of space debris.
The automotive industry has long enjoyed the benefits of lasers and rail vehicle manufacturers could follow suit. This was the thinking behind setting up Photon AG and its latest signature project is proof that this idea was spot on.
Physicists, doctors, chemists – all are waiting for shorter and higher energy laser pulses. The research of Dr. Hanieh Fattahi shows how it is done.
More and more cities around the globe are opting for electric buses made by BYD. One of the strengths of this Chinese company is its in-house expertise in high-performance batteries. Laser technology is used to weld their highly sensitive components.
A newly developed pulsed green laser welds copper with high reproducibility and little spatter – regardless of the nature of the surface.
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.
Automotive giant GKN Driveline started welding drive components with lasers 14 years ago. Now the tried-and-tested system is moving to the next round — featuring disk lasers — on three continents.
Hypodermic needles are disposable products. With its clever tube forming process and diode lasers, Nexans is ensuring the needles doctors discard will soon be much more cost-effective.
Prof. Ulrich Wittrock, head of the Photonics Laboratory at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, seeks out the ultimate boundaries of laser technology
The EVA Group always has a solid-state laser in operation to make sure that its copier frames are both precise and strong.
TRUMPF Scientific Lasers works on efficient beam sources for attosecond pulse generation
German knife manufacturer Zwilling really wanted to use laser cutting, but there were obstacles to be overcome first.
Seiwald is a jobshop and offers laser hybrid welding. Deputy general manager Dieter Achleitner explains why the move paid off.
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.
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.
“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.
Uwe Stadtmüller, in his middle-market business, has adopted laser welding in three-dimensional space to manufacture fan guards.
The wobble method is taking the automotive industry by storm. It offers all the advantages of remote welding, plus it bridges gaps between the surfaces being joined. That cuts down on costs and above all weight.
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.
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
Laser welding is advancing into railroad car manufacturing on a wide front – a 16-meter-wide front to be exact.
Whatever method you use, aluminum is very difficult to weld. So Thomas Schnekenburger decided the laser was his best option.
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