High-strength steels and laser welding are increasingly popular in car body manufacturing. But combining those two things leads to a significant risk of hot crack formation. Now there’s a solution.
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.
Mankind’s greatest enemy is tiny, brown, and very hard to catch. But now researchers have developed a new weapon which they hope will finally give them the edge they need to defeat the aggressors.
Reliable guide-star lasers are revolutionizing astronomy. The “Guide Star Alliance” development team led by Wilhelm Kaenders, Wallace Clement and Domenico Bonaccini Calia made it onto the podium at the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize.
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.
Femtosecond lasers are storing data in quartz crystals. Once inside, the information can live on for eternity.
Physicists, doctors, chemists – all are waiting for shorter and higher energy laser pulses. The research of Dr. Hanieh Fattahi shows how it is done.
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.
Microfibers are small, but supermicrofibers are miniscule. Anne Feuer used an ultra-short pulsed laser to pave the way for the longest and finest cellulose fibers in the world.
Dr. Shuang Liu (28) earned her doctorate in the laser processing of materials. We asked her what drew her to light.
Pro-beam, TRUMPF and the ifs are moving the process for the low-pressure, spatter-free laser welding of powertrain components into industrial application.
Prof. Ulrich Wittrock, head of the Photonics Laboratory at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, seeks out the ultimate boundaries of laser technology
Close to Prague, a unique laser center is being developed to open up completely new research possibilities for physicists, medical scientists and materials scientists.
Anyone who wants to turn ultra-high-power lasers from a research topic into a research tool needs pump sources that cause as few headaches as the pump modules found in today’s laser tools.
TRUMPF Scientific Lasers works on efficient beam sources for attosecond pulse generation