PRIMES ScanFieldMonitor wins Innovation Award 2022

The PRIMES ScanFieldMonitor (SFM) won first place after being nominated for the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2022 in Aachen.

Lumentum introduces high-precision FemtoBlade™ laser

The new FemtoBlade laser system employs a modular design that provides increased flexibility and high power at high repetition rates.

Predicting growth at Midtherm Laser

Three years after the installation of its 10 kW Bystronic laser with automated tower system, Midtherm Laser has invested further to extend the existing tower.

Needham Group’s MD wins Leadership Award

Overseeing the rapid expansion of Needham Group and launching a new three-year growth plan has helped Aled Ellis secure one of the region’s leading business titles.

Three BySmart fibre lasers installed at Cutting Technologies

Cutting Technologies has successfully completed the installation of three 6 kW BySMART fibre lasers from Bystronic, with over £1.5 m investment.

Eagle Lasers’ 30 kW tour to arrive in the UK

To showcase their most powerful machine yet, this year, Eagle has launched the Power Your Future Metal Tour 2022. With a dynamic much like a rock tour, Eagle’s iNspire 30kW […]

NUBURU and partner to launch first blue laser AM printers

NUBURU and Essentium Inc. have announced a partnership to develop and manufacture a blue laser-based metal AM platform. The new Essentium printer will enable manufacturers to create production-grade metal parts with high […]

New Managing Director appointed at AMADA UK

AMADA Co. Ltd., Japan, appointed Paul Mansfield to the position of Managing Director and COO of AMADA UK Ltd.

New from Ophir – high power laser measurement system for AM

MKS Instruments has announced the Ophir® BeamPeek™, an integrated beam analysis and power measurement system for fast, accurate, real-time measurement of lasers in additive manufacturing chambers.

EOS introduces highest strength aluminum alloy for 3D printing

EOS has announced the addition of a new material, EOS Aluminium Al2139 AM which enables companies to significantly reduce part weight while a fast single-step heat treatment process allows for […]

Mazak is stepping up tube cutting capabilities

Yamazaki Mazak takes its laser-cutting capabilities to the max with the launch of the new compact 3D fibre laser-cutting machine FG-220.

Researchers install Civan laser for dynamic beam research

Civan Lasers has delivered an OPA 6 dynamic beam laser (DBL) to the Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) at the University of Stuttgart .

Advanced laser cutting at 20 kW from Bystronic

In order to offer sheet metal processing companies even more effective support in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic is now advancing into a new dimension of fiber laser cutting: the […]

Coherent delivers new SmartSense+ process monitoring

Coherent SmartSense+ is a new process monitoring accessory that provides a robust, cost-effective way to control or improve results in precision laser materials processing applications.

Gym equipment maker invests in Nukon fibre laser

Rochdale-based Exigo-UK is all set for high-performance in-house laser cutting, after purchasing the Nukon 2D fibre laser machine that was displayed on the Ingenium Integration stand at MACH 2022.

New Oseon software from TRUMPF boosts productivity

TRUMPF presented a new software package for production scheduling and control at its Digital Summit in-house trade fair on April 6, 2022.

New flexible femtosecond laser from NKT Photonics

The aeroPULSE FS10 is NKT’s new flexible femtosecond fibre laser that allows pulse tuning from 350 fs to 10 ps.

PI to present high precision motion solutions at Munich show

Physik Instrumente (PI) will be showcasing its high precision positioning solutions at this year’s LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich, 26-29 April 2022.

Trotec laser engraver just got smarter with lid camera

Trotec Laser has upgraded its flagship laser cutting and engraving machine with a new lid camera which is designed to save even more time during laser processing.

LVD acquires KUKA solutions business unit

LVD Company nv has acquired the solutions business unit of KUKA Automatisering + Robotics nv in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium to launch the new company, LVD Robotic Solutions bv.

Coherent expands the PAVOS family of Faraday rotators and isolators

Coherent has expanded the company’s PAVOS family of Faraday rotators and isolators with new models featuring a 4 mm clear aperture.

AMADA launches large bed ENSIS fibre laser

AMADA recently launched its ENSIS-6225AJ fibre laser cutting machine into the European market. With the ability to process a 6.2m x 2.5m sheet of material, the new machine is available […]

Luxinar and Dutch partner provide web-based laser cutting that simplifies high-end manufacturing

Netherlands-based Snijlab is partnering with laser manufacturer Luxinar to provide engineers and creative entrepreneurs with a simple and accessible online cutting service for their production parts.

Coherent expands laser welding solutions to include Precitec processing heads

Coherent and Precitec now make advanced fibre laser welding technology easier to put into production, particularly for demanding applications in e-mobility.

Civan and SmartMove partner on welding and additive manufacturing solutions

Civan Lasers and Smart Move GmbH have partnered to provide customers with new welding and liquid powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing solutions.

IPG Photonics launches newest member of LightWELD family

IPG Photonics has announced the launch of LightWELD XR, the third product offering within their handheld laser welding and cleaning product line.

Luxinar to make a mark at IPACK-IMA 2022

Luxinar is looking forward to making a mark with its CO2 laser systems and sources in hall 4 booth C91 at IPACK-IMA taking place in Milan, Italy, from 3-5 May.

LASEA announces €10m investment from private equity fund

LASEA, the Liège-based specialist in precision laser solutions for industry, has received a €10million investment from private equity fund M80, with the support of Noshaq and SRIW.

II-VI adds profile-shaping laser to its lineup of high-precision surface-lapping tools

II‐VI Incorporated has announced the introduction of its advanced L60 laser tool for precision shaping of complex profiles in super-hard materials.

LBP Optics demonstrate expertise in laser optics manufacturing

LBP Optics Ltd will be at Laser World of Photonics, Munich, 26 – 29 April 2022, showcasing its unique range of all-metal mirrors and optical components, alongside sister company ULO […]

SCANLAB GmbH & sister companies develop promising new system concepts for laser applications

SCANLAB GmbH together with its sister companies Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH and Holo/Or Ltd. are developing promising new system concepts for laser applications such as laser welding of bipolar plates and […]

Wall Colmonoy announces the release of a nickel-based superalloy to combat high temperature corrosion

Wall Colmonoy announces the release of Colmonoy® 686, a Ni-Cr-Mo-W superalloy. Colmonoy® 686 is a nickel-based powder specifically developed to combat the extreme high temperature and corrosion experienced in modern […]

PowerPhotonic signs lease for its first manufacturing facility in the US

As part of its continued expansion into North America, PowerPhotonic’s US subsidiary has signed a long-term lease for manufacturing facilities in the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, Sahuarita, Arizona, […]

Precise positioning of the laser – Aerotech at Laser World of Photonics

Aerotech will present its innovative motion control solutions at the 25th world’s leading trade fair “LASER – World of PHOTONICS” in Munich (26-29 April 2022, Hall A6 Stand 245).

SONILASER: new Innovate UK project for Carrs Welding & Brunel University London

Carrs Welding Technologies together with Brunel University London has been awarded a grant from Innovate UK to carry out an R&D project on the potential for ultrasonic-assisted laser welding to […]

Aerotech presents highly dynamic 2-axis galvo scanner

The highly dynamic AGV-XPO 2-axis laser scan head combines low-inertia, high-efficiency motors with ultra-high resolution position feedback and optimised structural dynamics.

Applied Laser Engineering (ALE) provides Hercules Laser Engraving System to USA company

Applied Laser Engineering Ltd (ALE) is delighted to announce that it has received an order for a new Hercules Laser Engraving System from Interflex Laser Engravers, USA.

Carrs Welding achieves ISO14001 environmental standard

Carrs Welding decided to respond to the overall responsibility to the planet by working towards, and achieving, the Environmental Management System standard ISO14001.

SCANLAB and Pulsar Photonics are pooling resources for laser microprocessing

SCANLAB GmbH and Pulsar Photonics GmbH are launching a cooperation for development and distribution of more highly integrated laser scan systems in 2022.

AILU Announces Partnership with ABGI-UK Ltd

AILU is pleased to announce a new partnership with Innovation Funding Specialists, ABGI-UK Ltd. The Partnership provides AILU Members with a single point of contact for a range of Innovation […]

Bringing Nukon’s precision laser cutting technologies to MACH 2022

Ingenium Integration Ltd, the sister company of UK-based tube bending machinery specialists Unison Ltd, will be showcasing the Nukon range of precision fibre laser cutting systems at MACH 2022.

Wall Colmonoy accelerates productivity improvements with metal 3D printing

By printing its own atomisation parts on-site, Wall Colmonoy has accelerated productivity improvements that would have been impossible without metal 3D printing.

Introducing the new High-Precision Laser Welding System from Coherent

The ExactWeld 430 brings all the benefits of fibre laser welding to manufacturers of medical devices, electronic components, watches, and other high-precision products.

Fraunhofer ILT and TRUMPF offer joint solutions for Laser Material Deposition

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen and TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH from Ditzingen have signed a cooperation agreement.

Prima Power laser machine faster, more precise & cheaper for larger and heavier pieces

The Laser Genius+ is the latest addition to the Prima Power 2D laser family.

Light Tunnel Generator improves the efficiency and effectiveness of high power laser cutting

The PowerPhotonic Light Tunnel Generator creates a ring shaped spot that is maintained over such a long distance that it creates a light tunnel.

Cailabs releases a new beam shaping module for green ultrashort pulse lasers

Cailabs has announced a new version of its CANUNDA-PULSE module. Previously available in the near infrared, the company supplements its ultrashort pulse laser beam shaping offer with two new wavelengths: […]

Funding Opportunity – PULSATE Project Update

Laser Technology Adopters & End-Users – All you need to know about the Open Call for Laser Adopters

II-VI Incorporated wins Excellent Supplier Award from Han’s Laser

II‐VI Incorporated has announced that it received the Excellent Supplier Award 2021 from Shenzhen Han’s Laser Diodes Technology.

Civan Lasers collaborates to develop Advanced Laser Welding System based on Dynamic Beam Laser disruptive technology

High-power fiber laser manufacturer Civan Lasers has announced a new collaboration with AMET® Inc. (producer of automated welding systems) toward developing an Advanced Laser Welding System based on Civan’s Dynamic […]

B&P Fabrications grows with more gas from MSS Nitrogen

Leicester-based B&P Fabrication has recently upgraded its high pressure nitrogen generation system with the latest specification MSS Nitrocube systems.

Fabrication company strengthens ‘design to delivery’ offer with investment in new AMADA machine tools

Nuneaton-based Unifabs has installed a brand new AMADA REGIUS high-speed CNC fibre laser profiling centre with load/unload automation and storage.

Bystronic acquires 100% of the automation specialist Antil

Bystronic is increasing its existing 70% stake in Antil S.p.A. and acquiring the remaining 30% minority stake. Bystronic is thus strengthening its portfolio in the field of automation in accordance […]

Midtherm Laser in partnership to design and supply local monument

Midtherm Laser is proud to have been chosen, alongside several other local businesses, to work with Dudley Council and the local artist Steve Field in the design and supply of […]

IREPA LASER builds XXL metallic part using Additive Manufacturing

IREPA LASER has built a 3D printed metallic mold more than 2 meters in height and in diameter, with a total weight of 1,200 kilograms. This XXL part was exhibited […]

Cut Tec laser-cuts Octagons sculpture installed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Cutting Technologies Ltd laser cut the Octagons sculpture, designed by artist Tim Ward of Circling The Square, which is installed in the grounds of the Old Gaol in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

TWI joins consortium in develop new digital tools to extend in-process control

TWI has joined a consortium led by Authentise (leaders in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing) to develop new digital tools to extend in-process control from material production to delivery.

Aerotech provides greater efficiency in the manufacture of cardiovascular products

Aerotech’s steadily growing portfolio in medical technology includes laser welding and stent cutting solutions as well as matching motion systems and components that can increase throughput while maintaining maximum precision.

Prima Additive and Materialise advance efficiency and process control of AM systems

Prima Additive and Materialise are intensifying their collaboration in the optimisation of metal additive manufacturing systems.

Yorkshire Laser & Fabrication gives welding student a fighting chance in national finals

A Yorkshire laser cutting and sheet metal fabrication firm have helped give a local student a fighting chance as she competed in the national welding finals of the WorldSkills UK […]

HiLASE Centre is celebrating its third world record on the BIVOJ laser system

The BIVOJ laser system is once again a record holder in its performance class (powerful high energy class kW laser). This is BIVOJ’s second world record this year and the […]

Femtosecond laser manufacturer introduces the Fluence Ultrafast Laser Application Laboratory in Poland

Fluence, a femtosecond laser manufacturer with unique all-fiber technology for material processing, life science, and scientific applications, is pleased to introduce the Fluence Ultrafast Laser Application Laboratory (ULAL), a new […]

EdgeLine Bevel from TRUMPF automatically bevels parts during laser cutting ready for welding

At the recent Blechexpo fair TRUMPF unveiled its “EdgeLine Bevel” solution which automatically prepares parts for welding during the laser cutting process.

WDA sharpens up its act with latest cutting edge technology from MSS Nitrogen

WDA Machine Knives in Sheffield have recently upgraded their high-pressure nitrogen generation system with the latest generation MSS Nitrocube. Having had many years of reliable supply from their previous MSS […]

Atlas Copco on-site nitrogen generator saves laser cutting company thousands

Laser metal cutting and fabrication specialist, LaserMaster, has switched from bulk delivery of nitrogen, essential for the process, to an Atlas Copco on-site, high pressure nitrogen generation container unit.

IPG Photonics announces the passing of Founder Dr Valentin Gapontsev

Dr Valentin Gapontsev (1939 – 2021) Dr. Eugene Scherbakov, IPG Photonic’s Chief Executive Officer, said “Valentin’s passing is a tremendous loss for the IPG community and the larger photonics world.

II-VI powers all its European sites with 100% renewable electricity

II‐VI Incorporated announced that it is powering all its facilities in Europe with 100% renewable electricity sources. The renewable electricity is supplied to II-VI’s manufacturing operations, research and development sites, […]

Aerotech to present linear positioning tables controlled by the new Automation1 platform

From 23 to 25 November, Aerotech will be present at the “SPS – smart production solutions” trade show in Nuremberg. It is using the trade fair to demonstrate the advantages […]

LIGHT CONVERSION honored by 2021 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards

Broad-bandwidth mid-IR optical parametric amplifier ORPHEUS-MIR by LIGHT CONVERSION was judged among the best by the 2021 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards that recognize the most innovative solutions in optics […]

The iCON 3: New small character coding laser by Macsa id

Macsa id has been developing lasers for coding and marking for over 30 years. The company introduced the iCON in 2008. It was the first laser coder to compete directly […]

A gateway to the future – Prima Additive at Formnext 2021

Prima Additive will be showcasing its latest innovations  at Formnext 2021, the international meeting point for the next generation of intelligent industrial production, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, […]

Hexagon solution automatically ‘flattens’ 3D CAD models for accelerated sheet-metal design

New modelling technology for sheet-metal applications announced by Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division enables the ‘flattening’ of 3D models in preparation for manufacturing, making it easier to prepare 3D computer-aided design […]

BOFA unveils innovative filtration technology to boost metal additive manufacturing productivity

BOFA International has developed a world-first innovation in fume extraction to make the exchange of filters in metal additive manufacturing processes safer, faster and better for productivity.

Laser Lines forms strategic partnership with The Digital Manufacturing Centre

Laser Lines has formed a strategic partnership with the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) in Silverstone, which will see Laser Lines install Stratasys Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines in the DMC’s live production environment.

Championing young people in engineering at Micrometric

It has always been one of Micrometric’s goals to support the future careers of young engineers, and as part of this, they’ve been working with students to help them expand […]

XL Precision Technologies invests in the future

XL Precision Technologies invests in the future with 3 new apprentices embarking on a 44-month programme in laser and EDM manufacturing technologies.

Bystronic UK Open House, 21st – 23rd September

Following the success of their May Open House Bystronic UK are preparing to host their next event in September.

Evosys system increases efficiency with patented plastic welding process

Evosys Laser GmbH develops and manufactures tailor-made systems for laser welding of plastics that are distributed in the UK by TLM Laser.

Oxford Lasers sign lease on a second industrial unit

Oxford Lasers is proud to announce the signing of the lease on a second industrial unit at Moorbrook Park in Oxfordshire. The company has enjoyed continued success over recent years, […]

Transfer rolls laser-clad with Wall Colmonoy alloy last longer than uncoated parts

Colmonoy® has been used in the steel industry since Wall Colmomoy’s beginnings in the 1930s. Customers now report transfer rolls laser-clad with Colmonoy® alloys last at least 3 times longer […]

TRUMPF TruLaser eliminates time/cost issues for TW Metals

TW Metals, a leading supplier of high-performance metals with a global turnover of £710 million, has invested in a new 10 kW TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fibre for one of its […]

40 years of success at Aerotech UK

After Aerotech’s 50th company anniversary last year, the UK subsidiary founded in 1981 in Newbury (South of England) can now also look back on a total of 40 years of […]

TLM Laser introduces the ‘Swiss Knife’ of laser cleaning

The laser is fast becoming the process of choice for a growing number of cleaning applications. Laser cleaning is gentle on the substrate, both precise and quiet in operation, dust-free […]

Carr’s Welding Technologies partners with Lontra to reduce energy consumption

Lontra is an engineering technology company that takes the ethos of sustainability throughout its whole business. Lontra’s name is upheld by the core innovation and clever geometry of its technology: […]

Hamamatsu Photonics develops an industrial pulsed laser system delivering the world’s highest output power

Hamamatsu Photonics has successfully developed an industrial pulsed laser system that produces a pulse energy of 250 joules which is the world’s highest energy among LD-pumped lasers.

Global Steel Manufacturing choose Bystronic technology for growth

Global Steel Manufacturing Limited is a family-owned business based in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford, Ireland. The business has been in operation for over 30 years and the founder of the business, […]

New 3D printer from TRUMPF helps fabricators move into mass production

TRUMPF has recently unveiled the new series of its TruPrint 3000 3D printing system. The medium-format machine uses powder-bed-based laser melting to produce parts with a diameter of up to […]

Covid Economy Recovery Grant facilitates new laser process at ES Precision

Like most other businesses, ES Precision suffered from the fall in business activity in 2020-21. ES uses its range of galvo-deflected lasers to provide a laser processing service to medical […]

Net zero – the business benefits

As we approach Net Zero Week (17th to 23rd July 2021), the focus is strongly on climate change and net zero, both of which were key topics in the June […]

New laser cleaner from distributor TLM Laser makes light work of manual laser cleaning application

The traditional methods used to remove rust, debris or other surface contamination from components typically involve either physical contact with the part through brushing, scraping, polishing and shot blasting or […]

LASEA has a brand new headquarters in Belgium

Discover LASEA’s new headquarters in Liege (Belgium), at the heart of Europe. The Belgian group has achieved a critical size on the world stage. With more than 110 employees in […]