Headed by TRUMPF, a new research project called ScULPT develops a new high-power ultra-short pulse laser system.
Tokyo-based LPS Works develops new microprocessing methods for unusual materials. And as if that wasn’t enough, the 18-strong knowledge cell can also take the next step of providing customers with the right machine for industrial mass production.
Femtosecond laser pulses weld glass without any additional material. The process is economical and ready for industrial practice.
Cutting semiconductor material on a wafer scale requires optics that work with maximum precision - and that’s exactly what Ingeneric has developed.
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.
Turbulence researcher Eberhard Bodenschatz fires lasers at clouds to help him solve the mystery of why it rains. Meanwhile Jean-Pierre Wolf, an expert in nonlinear optics, is hoping to use his lasers to make his own weather.
Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur reflects on the discovery of black silicon and the art of serendipity.
Eight ways to cut and join the lightweight materials aluminum, plastics and CFRP using lasers.
Micro fusion cutting is the alternative to cold ablation with scanners.
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. Ulf Quentin uses ultrashort pulsed lasers to produce surface structures on a nanometer scale. He recently received an award for his work from the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT).
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.
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.
Microstructuring of materials using brilliant laser light is one of the key topics now being investigated by the Laser Center (LFM) at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. The center’s founder and director, Professor Klaus Dickmann, specializes in structuring surfaces and lending them new functions.
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.
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
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.
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.
How does one become professor of quantum physics at the best university in Switzerland at the age of 33? For Ursula Keller it was grit, talent - and a bit of luck.
Induction is proving to be an ideal partner for laser welding: for pre-heating, cleaning and hardening
“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.
The next generation of ultra-short pulsed (USP) lasers will enjoy broad acceptance as a standard tool, says laser physicist Thomas Südmeyer.
As a pioneer in attophysics, Professor Ferenc Krausz observes electrons as they move through atoms. We asked him what motivates him.
The co-managing directors of LaserJob tell us how the ultra-short pulsed laser matches up to the hard reality of job-shop operations.
Microchips are getting ever faster and smaller, driving mechanical fabrication methods to the edge. Now the laser is taking over.
Dow Corning is using a laser miniature fab to research the solar cells of the future.
A parallel universe exists in which the laser is admired as a rough-and ready tool in the field of material processing.
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.
Gentle, non-contacting laser systems create a stir in surface finishing: A collection of practical applications from BMW to archeology
Up to date electronic manufacturing without laser? Unthinkable! Many products would be quite simply impossible.
The road to fiber-reinforced plastics in mass production is via the laser, says Dr. Uwe Stute, who reviews the opportunities and challenges ahead.