RGB laser light creates brilliant color images sealed inside layers of plastic. Gemalto is using this technology to produce the world’s most secure personal identity cards for Cameroon.
Sex is a considerable problem in the dairy industry, because farmers want only female calves. Cather Simpson had a bright idea: use lasers to sort sperm cells. Read on to learn how her idea became a company.
Where weld seams have to be durable but also practically invisible, the automotive industry opts for laser brazing – and in the future, this will apply to hot-dip galvanized sheet metal, too. Laser brazing is presented below.
Weld joints and adhesive bonds in powertrain components must comply with strict quality standards. To obtain first-class results, the joining surfaces must be perfectly clean. Lasers are efficient cleaning tools, capable of removing all traces of oily residues.
Laser beams detach sensitive OLED film displays from the carrier glass. Here solid state lasers work extra efficiently and with low maintainance.
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.
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.
Pro-beam, TRUMPF and the ifs are moving the process for the low-pressure, spatter-free laser welding of powertrain components into industrial application.
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.
Imagine the possibilities … an anti-corrosion coating made of graphene no more than four atomic layers thick and that can be realized using industrial solid-state lasers.
Copper on aluminum: With a cycle time of 72 seconds and high tensile strength, Viessmann has got itself precious breathing space.
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.
An operating table must be adaptable to every need and at the same time totally reliable. That is why the company that was to become TRUMPF Medical Systems adopted laser welding long before it joined the TRUMPF Group.
Whether 3D printers will some day be found in every home shop remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: generative processes are well on their way to maintaining health and saving lives.
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.
An innovative diode laser that delivers more brightness and more power. Co-developer Dr. Tso Yee Fan explains the concept of very dense wavelength beam combining (WBC).
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.
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?
The road to fiber-reinforced plastics in mass production is via the laser, says Dr. Uwe Stute, who reviews the opportunities and challenges ahead.