Laser Applications in the Automotive Industry

By: Klaus Loeffler TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany The automotive industry has been a target market for the laser soon after the invention of the laser in 1960. Mass production and flexibility have been the arguments for the laser. The first installations in 1973 all the way to late 1980 have been successful due […]

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Laser Scribing of Stainless Steel with and without Work Media

By: Anna Unt, Heidi Piili, Marika Hirvimäki, Matti Manninen, Antti Salminen Lappeenranta University of Technology, Laser Processing Technology Research Group, Finland Machine Technology Centre Turku Ltd, Finland Improving control and decreasing energy needs have been the most addressed problems of chemical industry in recent years. One of the thoroughly researched options has been bringing down the […]

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Real-Time Control of Polarization in High-Aspect-Ratio Ultra-Short-Pulse Laser Micro-Machining

By: O. J. Allegre, W. Perrie, K. Bauchert, G. Dearden, K. G. Watkins Laser Group, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc., Colorado The past decade has seen the development of ultra-short pulse lasers, with processes based on femtosecond and picosecond pulse durations becoming increasingly widespread. Thanks to the ultra-short timescale on […]

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