BLM Group building sustainable constructions with lasers

BLM is part of the EU-funded project LASTTS (LASer cutting Technology for Tubular Structures), the aim of which is to validate, through experimental tests, the use of passing through structural […]

Lasermet’s Access Keypad provides range of control capabilities

Lasermet’s KP23 Access Keypad is an unparalleled and reliable solution that provides users with a comprehensive range of access control capabilities.

Precision engineering and effective problem-solving from Carrs

As a case study in precision engineering and effective problem-solving, Carrs Welding Technologies recently encountered a challenging scenario involving the repair of a crankshaft from a high-performance engine.

GF Machining’s new software version increases design options

GF Machining Solutions has released version 1.12.5 of its CAM software for texturing, engraving and micromachining laser machines.

Mazak to host ‘Building Your Future’ Open House

Yamazaki Mazak is hosting a special ‘Building Your Future’ Open House in December for customers who are ready to invest in new machining technology.

BLM’s bike shelter project with Lasertube and tube benders

In this article, a practical case is examined to illustrate how the adoption of Lasertube, tube benders and wire benders, along with related programming and integration software, saved time and reduced material consumption in […]

New control software from SCANLAB increases precision in AM

SCANLAB GmbH helps mechanical engineers to develop new metal 3D-printing systems by providing harmonious solution modules.

New Lasermet facility expansion boosts innovation

The new Lasermet facility expansion boosts innovation and delivers the highest standard of laser safety products and services worldwide.

Lantek helps improve productivity for sheet metal company

Australian laser subcontractor Online Laser Pty can manufacture twice as much as before with the help of Lantek’s sheet metal CAD/CAM and ERP software.

New record for Central Laser Facilitiy’s DiPOLE technology

A new generation DiPOLE laser, delivering 10 J pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate (1 kW average power) has been developed and commissioned by the CALTA team at STFC’s Central […]

PRIMES ‘LaserQualityMonitor’ for industrial high power lasers

Continuously increasing demands for quality control as well as more tightly defined process parameters necessitate the qualification of laser beam sources in serial production.

Beam delivery products from Laser Mech aid cutting & welding

The FiberWELD® DHµ is a compact, DED head for medium power, fibre-based laser manufacturing applications. FiberCUT® STa features programmable focus position adjustment which delivers exacting cutting in ­materials with varying […]

ALE announces 25th installation of Twin Track technology

Applied Laser Engineering (ALE) is pleased to announce that the global demand for Twin Track means it has already reached the 25th successful installation milestone, and with more orders already […]

Pro-Lite introduces M² measurement with Cam Squared

Pro-Lite now supplies the M2 measurement system “CAM SQUARED” which is the latest product from Imagine Optic. It offers precise and reliable analysis of laser beam quality with new records in […]

Nukon fibre laser brings ‘significant benefit’ to manufacturer

Investing in a Nukon 2D fibre laser machine from Nukon Lasers UK brought significant vertical integration, product development and sustainable manufacturing benefits to Gripple – a world-leading manufacturer of wire […]

Ficep UK invests in premises to meet growing demand

Ficep UK has invested in its offices and stockholding capacity as a direct response to the growing demand from clients who rely on their cutting-edge machinery solutions.

Trotec’s lasers help Austrian subcontractors expand business

Laser cutting, engraving and marking company Laser Raum put their Trotec laser machines to daily use, with the speed and precision of the systems enabling an expansion of their product […]

Innovative Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) processing from Fluence

The innovative approach to Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) processing has been the subject of extensive research at Fluence in recent months.

Prima Power reveals a new integrated manufacturing line

Prima Power showcased a unique production solution at this year’s Blechexpo; a perfect solution for a wide range of materials and complex product manufacturing.

Aerotech’s Automation1 offers more flexibility & dependability

Aerotech Inc has introduced a new version of Automation1 motion control.

Posalux celebrates its 80th anniversary

For eight decades Posalux, a Swiss machine tools manufacturer offering high-end micromachining equipment, has been at the forefront of innovation. 

Lasermet’s latest addition to hand-held laser welding safety

The Lasermet ICS-7 ALF is the latest addition to the Interlocked Control System (ICS) series, specifically tailored for use with the Passive Alf interlocked laser welding helmet and enclosure.

LVD introduces new large-format Phoenix laser cutting system

LVD has introduced the new large-format Phoenix FL-6525 laser cutting machine with bevel cutting head, a new automated bending solution, and new CADMAN®-FLOW software for optimised process flow.

BLM’s new Lasertube fills processing gap

The BLM Group has introduced the new Lasertube LT12: a fibre laser cutting system for tubes and metal profiles, capable of cutting tubes from 25 – 305 mm in diameter, […]

CEC introduces new Client Relationship Manager for AILU

Nigel Addison-Evans is responsible for working with associations, organisations and businesses to help them understand how through taking a holistic approach to energy management, Control Energy Costs (CEC) can support […]

Coherent Glasgow unifies ultrafast laser operations

Coherent has unified all the company’s ultrafast laser operations – including all picosecond and femtosecond laser manufacturing – at a single location: the Ultrafast Centre of Excellence in Glasgow.

Laser Expertise cuts metal parts for sports technology company

BatFast provides the most true-to-life batting sports simulations. The company utilises cutting-edge technology, including augmented reality and precision-built hardware which calibrates to various difficulty levels.

Civan unveils 500W single mode continuous wave green laser

Civan Lasers has announced the successful development of a 500W Single Mode Continuous Wave 532nm laser, marking a world record for such a laser type.

Simpson Technology supplies next gen hand-held laser welders

Hand-held laser welder machines by Han’s Laser are now available at Simpson Technology.

Mazak recognised as one of leading employers in Worcester

Yamazaki Mazak has been recognised as one of the top employers in Worcestershire following its long-standing work with local education institutions and commitment to sustainable job creation.

Trotec Laser introduces large format laser cutter at UK HQ

Trotec is thrilled to announce the latest addition of the SP3000 400 watt large format laser cutter to its flagship demonstration centre in North East England. 

Blackbird Robotics celebrates its 15th anniversary

Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, manufacturer of system solutions for remote laser welding, is continuing to grow as it looks back on 15 years of success.

Subcontractor targets space sector with TRUMPF AM system

Doncaster-based Laser Additive Solutions (LAS), a rapidly expanding subcontract provider of laser processing and additive manufacturing services, is targeting customers in the UK’s burgeoning space sector following its investment in […]

Cut Tec delivers precision & quality with Trotec laser cutter

Based in Barnsley, Yorkshire, Cutting Technologies is a leading laser cutting service provider that has served diverse industries for over 20 years and is committed to providing exceptional service to […]

Elegant laser cutting quotation solution from Tempus Tools

Bespoke metal fabrication specialist, Hurstbourne Forge, has found an elegant and efficient solution to its varied laser cutting quoting needs for its job shop in Andover, Hampshire, in the UK.

Companies collaborate to build Paul McCartney guitar tribute

Diamond Precision Engineering was tasked with making a giant guitar to mark the 80th birthday of Sir Paul McCartney. The company used Lantek Expert software to nest and programme its […]

VIP event marks 40 years for laser specialist Micrometric

Local dignitaries and industry representatives attended a VIP breakfast event to celebrate 40 years of the Lincoln-based manufacturer Micrometric.

Lantek reports impressive 24.9% increase in turnover

Multinational software company Lantek has announced its global financial results for the 2022/23 financial year, reporting a 24.9% surge in sales, resulting in a turnover exceeding 35.3 million euros.

Coherent’s AM technology for advanced ceramic components

Coherent has developed an additive manufacturing process capable of producing advanced ceramic components for high-performance thermal management applications, including for next-generation semiconductor capital equipment.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme for large UK enterprises

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory requirement for all large enterprises in the UK. The deadline for submission of Phase 3 reports is 5th June 2024.

Obituary: David Belforte 1932-2023

It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of David Belforte.

Luxinar improves edge quality in high-precision thin film cutting

SR AOM sealed CO2 laser sources with acousto-optic modulator improve edge quality in high-precision thin film cutting applications.

TRUMPF fires mega laser to mark 100th anniversary 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of German high-tech company TRUMPF, which is based in the Stuttgart region.

Hutchinson inducted into Manufacturing NI Hall of Fame

Mark Hutchinson CDir, the CEO of Northern Ireland engineering company Hutchinson, has been inducted into the prestigious Manufacturing NI Hall of Fame.

New Luxinar laser source for material processing applications

Luxinar’s first range of ultrashort pulse laser sources, the LXR® series, is a patented technology that has revolutionised materials processing with its short pulse width (800 ± 100 fs) allowing […]

Successful Open House event for TRUMPF UK

Another successful Open House took place at TRUMPF in Luton on the 12th and 13th July 2023 where TRUMPF opened the doors to its customers so they could see the […]

Renishaw & industry valve supplier introduce AM to oil and gas

To explore the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) processes in the oil and gas sector, UK industrial valve supplier KOSO Kent Introl has collaborated with global engineering technologies company Renishaw.

Coherent’s industry-first pump laser diode with 65 W power

Coherent has introduced its next-generation pump laser diode, with 65 W of output power for fiber lasers in industrial and consumer applications.

Mazak hosts primary schools in STEM Challenge Final

Yamazaki Mazak hosted over 80 primary school students from across Worcestershire as they showcased their skills and ideas in the 2023 Primary STEM Challenge Final.

Duright looks to the future with BLM Laser Tube Investment

Duright Engineering, a UK tube cutting and processing sub-contractor, has invested in 2 BLM tube fibre lasers, providing the opportunity to develop the service offered and drive further efficiencies.

Hamamatsu innovates in laser metal machining optics

Hamamatsu develops new optical component for laser metal machining. Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new LCOS-SLM (Liquid Crystal On Silicon – Spatial Light Modulator), the X15213-03CL, that delivers the world’s […]

Ophir non-contact beam profiler for high power lasers

MKS Instruments has announced the Ophir® BeamWatch® Plus, a non-contact beam profiling system for measuring focus shift, focus spot size, and position of high power industrial lasers operating in the […]

Cailabs’ beam shaper aids robotic systems producer

Cailabs’ top hat beam shaper CANUNDA-HP has provided a manufacturing solution for French company CORIOLIS Composites.

Coherent names Christopher Dorman as Executive Vice President, Lasers Business

Coherent Corp. has appointed Dr. Christopher Dorman as Executive Vice President, Lasers Business.

Legal entity change for BOFA International Ltd

BOFA International Ltd has now merged with Donaldson Filtration GB Ltd. The company retains its identity as ‘BOFA’ but legally is a product division of Donaldson Filtration GB Ltd.  

Cutting Technologies launches new website

Cutting Technologies Ltd, a specialist in laser cutting and engraving solutions, is pleased to introduce its new website.

50 years of Laser World of Photonics 1973-2023

The global photonics industry recently came together at LASER World of PHOTONICS from June 27-30, 2023, the 50th anniversary of the first edition of this trade show in 1973.

Cailabs celebrates 10 years of light shaping

Cailabs is thrilled to celebrate a decade of innovation and success guided by its mission to “shape the light”.

Spectra-Physics fs laser for fast, high quality micromachining

MKS Instruments introduces its Spectra-Physics® IceFyre® FS IR200 laser, an industrial femtosecond laser offering >200 W power and >200 µJ pulse energy with ultrashort <500 fs pulses in the infrared […]

FOBA is coming to the market with an ultrashort pulse laser

FOBA’s new F.0100-ir marking system creates deep black markings on medical stainless steel, titanium, or plastics. Its adjustable pulse width and its 10 watts laser power enable accurate results on […]

Industry-first 5 year warranty & double energy on Fluence laser

Fluence Technology is introducing new, higher energy versions of its popular Jasper X0 series of femtosecond lasers, along with an industry-first 5-year oscillator warranty for the complete Jasper X0 series.

Ophir software – easy laser beam analysis for AM processes

MKS Instruments has released Ophir® BeamPeek™ Software for field technicians, easy-to-use laser beam analysis software for fast, accurate, real-time measurement of lasers in additive manufacturing chambers.

SCANLAB presents new scan heads and innovative software

The scan heads of the new intelliSCAN IV series set standards in terms of compactness, performance, and integration capability. Thanks to reduced dimensions and integrated water cooling, they offer greater […]

Bikes go greener with brakes from TRUMPF’s 3D printers

TRUMPF and bicycle brake manufacturer Trickstuff will present titanium brake levers for bicycles made by 3D printers for the first time at the Eurobike bicycle trade show in Frankfurt.

Increased welding stability over large areas from Coherent

Designed to enhance the control of the welding process over large working areas, new adjustable ring mode (ARM) lasers from Coherent target deep welding applications that are common in battery […]

Charles Day Steel harnesses solar power for laser cutting

Having amassed over 4 decades of hands-on experience, Charles Day Steel is proud to have found its roots in the heart of Sheffield and is dedicated to maintaining the city’s reputation […]

New high performance laser engraving nozzle from ALE

Applied Laser Engineering (ALE) has developed a new laser engraving nozzle by combining results from Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD) and physical testing.

Trotec opens new laser demo room in Edinburgh

Trotec Laser has strengthened its UK operations with the opening of a brand new laser showroom in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Coherent’s laser subsystems give precision welding & cutting

Coherent Corp. has introduced the PowerLine FL series of fiber laser subsystems that are fully integrated, easy to install, and simple to operate for precision welding and cutting.

ByCut Smart fiber laser technology: 3-15 kW for every requirement

The brand new, enormously flexible ByCut Smart 3015 cuts steel, aluminium, stainless steel, brass, and copper precisely and reliably, thanks to high laser power with 3 to 15 kilowatts, an […]

NUBURU’s next-generation blue laser technology

The new NUBURU BL-1000-F is the first 1 kW blue laser to offer high enough brightness to work effectively with high-speed 2D galvo scanning heads.

Warwick University develops welding process for battery cases

On behalf of major automotive manufacturers, WMG at the University of Warwick developed an innovative and production-ready process for laser welding of aluminum battery cases. 

AMRC North West in game-changing development for metal AM

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West is working with Theta Technologies to investigate its new non-destructive testing (NDT) product which the company says is a […]

Coherent’s next-gen Matrix UV lasers for marking applications

Coherent Corp. has announced the introduction of its next-generation ultralow-cost Matrix nanosecond pulsed UV lasers for high-contrast marking applications in consumer goods, industrial electronics, home appliances, and packaging.

Atlas Copco nitrogen generator solves bulk supply problem

Laser cutting and bending company Concept Metal Products had relied on the bulk supply of liquid nitrogen as an essential element of its process operations. But when the supplier was […]

OPTOMAN’s high-reflectivity mirror coatings for ultrafast fibre lasers

High laser power levels call for high-power measures and OPTOMAN has developed high reflectivity IBS mirror coatings designed for ultrafast Yb:YAG, Yb:KYW/KGW, and Yb doped fiber lasers.

Three laser technology PhD opportunities: joint MTC & UK universities

Three laser technology-based PhD opportunities have been announced by the MTC – 2 with the University of Birmingham and 1 with the University of Nottingham.

Croft Additive Manufacturing receives two prestigious awards

Croft Additive Manufacturing has achieved a remarkable feat, receiving not just one but two prestigious Certificate of Excellence awards from Made Smarter.

Coherent introduces 2D laser processing head for deep copper welds

Coherent Corp has introduced its new HIGHmotion 2D laser processing head that is rated for 8 kW beam delivery and which has been optimised for deep copper welds over wide […]

AILU’s AGM approves new President and Officers team

The Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) held its AGM on 31 May 2023, where Ric Allott (STFC) was elected as the AILU President and Paola De Bono (TWI) & […]

Trotec laser brings cutting edge to college project work

Glenart College in the Republic of Ireland first began considering integrating a laser cutter into its technology department in 2019 as a means to make project work more efficient for […]

NUBURU and GE Additive sign joint development agreement

The agreement aims to explore commercial opportunities using NUBURU’s proprietary blue laser technology and GE Additive’s machine and system expertise, with the goal of continuing to improve speed and accuracy […]

TRUMPF Open House 2023

Visit the TRUMPF in-house trade show on 12th – 13th July 2023 in Luton for a prime opportunity to see the latest laser cutting, punching, welding, bending and laser marking […]

Eagle wins at Ambassador of the Polish Economy Competition

Eagle was among the winners in the Exporter category at the Ambassador of the Polish Economy competition held on May 23 2023 at the Oxford Tower in Warsaw.

Civan Lasers honoured with German Innovation Award

Civan Lasers is proud to announce its second prestigious award of the year. Following the AILU Innovation Award in March, the company has now been recognised with the esteemed German […]

Coherent introduces laser welding head for EV manufacturing

Coherent Corp. has introduced HIGHtactile, a new laser welding head with tactile seam-tracking technology ideal for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing applications.

Safe laser welding of car batteries with Ophir technology

Automobile manufacturer BMW counts on 100% inspection with Ophir BeamWatch Integrated systems.

Cyan Tec & FANUC develop large-scale robotic laser cutting cell

A suite of automation solutions from FANUC has proved integral to the delivery of an industrial-scale laser cutting cell commissioned by the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

Mazak rates recruitment Open House a major success

Yamazaki Mazak has declared its recent recruitment Open House a major success and is planning a second event later this month to hire more trainees.

The HiLASE Centre is heading into new application areas

In view of the dynamic trend in the development of new technologies, including the usability of laser applications, HiLASE has define five ambitious application areas in which laser technology will […]

NUBURU blue laser combines with image projection to increase AM print speed

NUBURU delivered the world’s first blue laser-powered area 3D printer light engine to its technical partner under a contract with the U.S. Air Force.

TRUMPF’S innovative green laser for higher productivity in AM

TRUMPF’s latest innovation is the TruPrint 5000 Green Edition which is based on the previous Green Edition concept but with increased build volume of 300mm x H 400mm and higher […]

A solid advance in OLED display production from Coherent

The program to develop a diode-pumped, solid-state (DPSS) laser for  excimer laser annealing (ELA) began in earnest at Coherent in 2019 as part of a continuous innovation cycle that drives […]

SIC Marking introduces XXL laser marking enclosure

Available in 3 basic sizes the XXL-BOX perfectly complements SIC MARKING’s laser workstation wide range of products, which makes it possible to meet all customer requirements in terms of cabinet […]

OPTOSHOP: rapid delivery of advanced laser optics

Reacting to the market demand for high power ultrafast laser optics available to be delivered in a few business days, OPTOMAN has introduced OPTOSHOP – Your Gateway to Advanced Laser […]

Precise cutting of thin materials from ES Precision

During 2022 ES Precision introduced its new erosion cutting service to compliment the successful laser marking and engraving that the jobshop has been offering since ES was founded in 2017.

Andy Haldane joins AMRC as industrial board chair

Former Bank of England chief economist and head of the Royal Society of Arts, Andy Haldane (right in image) will chair the industrial board at University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing […]

Eagle’s 30 kW laser provides extra power to Laserkraft, Sweden

Laserkraft, a Swedish sheet metal processing company specialising in laser cutting, edge pressing, welding and processing, has purchased an Eagle iNspire, the first 30 kW fibre laser in Sweden.

Renishaw celebrates 50 years of engineering innovation

This year, global engineering technologies business, Renishaw, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company, which was founded on 4 April 1973, will mark this significant milestone with a year of […]

Mazak makes light work of heavy weights

Simon Watson vividly remembers the moment he made his decision to buy his first laser processing machine. “I used to have an office that overlooked the workshop, and I could […]