Air Flow Control for Remote Laser Beam Welding

By Achim Mahrle1,2, Madlen Borkmann 2,1, Eckhard Beyer1,2, Michael Hustedt3, Christian Hennigs3, Alexander Brodeßer3, Jürgen Walter3, Stefan Kaierle3 

1 Fraunhofer IWS Dresden, Germany

2 TU Dresden, Germany

3 Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. […]

Combination of Short and Ultrashort Pulse Laser Processing for Productive Large Scale Structuring of 3D Plastic Mould Steel

 

By: Andreas Brenner, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology  and Fabian Kurzidim, Volkswagen AG
Increasing demand for surface functionality
Surface functionality is an increasing and crucial factor for the success and acceptance of a product. […]

2017 Laser Market Review

By: David Belforte, Industrial Laser Solutions

In last year’s 2016 report, I opened with comments about the troubling times, political, cultural and economic, we lived in and then expounded on […]

3D Printing of Conductive CNT-polymer Composite

By: Ying Liu, Wei Xiong, Lijia Jiang, Yunshen Zhou, Yongfeng Lu

Advanced three-dimensional (3D) micro/nanofabrication of functional devices represents a key research topic in modern nanoscience and technology and is […]

High Speed Creation of Antireflective Nano Periodic Surfaces via Picosecond Laser Surface Treatment

By: Yung Shin

With the growing need for renewable energy sources, there is an increasing demand for cheap and high-efficiency solar cells. Although high-efficiency silicon solar cells with overall efficiencies […]

Automated Lasers—The Role of Flexibility

By: Michael Sharpe

 

The role of flexibility in supporting the pace of advanced manufacturing through laser innovations is critical for success. Flexibility is essential when designing and building systems to […]

High Growth Areas in Industrial Laser Processing & Monitoring

By Craig Bratt & Rahul Patwa

The brilliant light of the laser promises unlimited possibilities for materials processing. Its use in manufacturing dates back to the late 1960s where laser […]

Approaching Photonic Serial Production: Laser-remote-processing of Automotive CFRP Components

By: Dr.-Ing. Peter Jaeschke, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

The efficient use of limited resources is one of the greatest challenges of our times. To address this, lightweight solutions and concepts are already […]

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Laser Micromachining of Transparent Dielectrics – Glass and Quartz Using Nano Short Pulsed Nd: YVO4 Laser Harmonics

By Shiva Gadag, Radovan  Kovacevic and Nilesh  Ramani

Introduction:
Glass, Quartz, and Silicon are made out of sand grains consisting of Silica, SiO2. Silicon and Glass are two basic building blocks […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Laser Editorials|0 Comments|

Diode Lasers in Cladding, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing

By Oleg Raykis
Today there exist a number of technologies for additive manufacturing of components.
The two most prominent types utilizing lasers for generating parts out of metals are either powder […]