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Industrial Laser Solutions is read by qualified manufacturing professionals in more than140 countries worldwide with our current demographic circulation split about 60% domestic and 40% international. We match our reader’s geographic locations by soliciting and publishing technical articles contributed by authors from around the world who represent organizations at the cutting edge of industrial material processing. Industrial Laser Solutions authors offer knowledgeable, ahead-of-the-curve information on advancesbeing made in the use of lasers in manufacturing operations. In the past, we have presented thoughtful articles on: laser welding aluminum auto body components, laser processing composite materials, process monitoring for laser additive manufacturing operations, and welding CFRP materials for aerospace applications.

Mission: Industrial Laser Solutions is dedicated to reaching qualified professionals who are interested in using lasers for materials processing in every major manufacturing environment. We are the only publication with a global readership comprised of laser buyers and specifiers - the competition only offers slices of what we cover!

Polyolefin and biopolymer producer Braskem has formed a joint partnership with Advanced Laser Materials for the developm...
12/03/2019
Braskem, ALM partner to develop polyolefins for additive manufacturing

Polyolefin and biopolymer producer Braskem has formed a joint partnership with Advanced Laser Materials for the development of advanced polyolefins for additive manufacturing.

Braskem has formed a joint partnership with Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) for the development of advanced polyolefins for additive manufacturing.

Laser cladding and hardening technology from ALPHA LASER GmbH brings significant benefits to the maintenance and repair ...
11/27/2019

Laser cladding and hardening technology from ALPHA LASER GmbH brings significant benefits to the maintenance and repair of oil and gas drilling components - learn more: http://bit.ly/2QXCCWe

Metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event FABTECH, held November 11-14, 2019 in Chicago, IL, drew record ...
11/25/2019

Metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event FABTECH, held November 11-14, 2019 in Chicago, IL, drew record attendance, marking a 7% increase over the previous FABTECH that took place in Chicago in 2017: http://bit.ly/2OhiQD6

The laser shock peening process enables improved fatigue, corrosion, and wear resistance in biomaterials - learn more: h...
11/21/2019

The laser shock peening process enables improved fatigue, corrosion, and wear resistance in biomaterials - learn more: http://bit.ly/348vSIN

Additive manufacturing equipment and software supplier Optomec has integrated the Huffman AutoCLAD vision system with it...
11/20/2019
Optomec adds benefits for metal additive manufacturing users

Additive manufacturing equipment and software supplier Optomec has integrated the Huffman AutoCLAD vision system with its LENS directed energy deposition metal 3D printing solutions.

Additive manufacturing equipment and software supplier Optomec has integrated the Huffman AutoCLAD vision system with its LENS directed energy deposition metal 3D printing solutions.

The core benefits of sealed laser technology make it suitable across almost all manufacturing sectors, including automot...
11/19/2019

The core benefits of sealed laser technology make it suitable across almost all manufacturing sectors, including automotive, packaging, and food and beverage. Here, Luxinar presents five ways that lasers are being used in these areas: http://bit.ly/2QyFys4

Five-axis machine tool maker 百德機械股份有限公司 Quaser machine tools has acquired Winbro Group Technologies,...
11/18/2019
Quaser Machine Tools acquires Winbro Technologies Group

Five-axis machine tool maker 百德機械股份有限公司 Quaser machine tools has acquired Winbro Group Technologies, whose manufacturing solutions serve the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries.

The acquisition of Winbro follows seven years of close cooperation between the two machine tool companies.

2020 will be a defining year for e-mobility in the global vehicle industry, as it is when the EU’s binding fleet-wide ...
11/15/2019

2020 will be a defining year for e-mobility in the global vehicle industry, as it is when the EU’s binding fleet-wide CO2 emission targets come into effect. Therefore, the Second Laser Symposium on Electromobility that will take place at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT in Aachen, Germany on February 12-13, 2020, becomes a ‘must-attend’ event: http://bit.ly/2QnHMuj

A new internal laser processing head developed at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. can be used in laser roughening to prepare...
11/13/2019

A new internal laser processing head developed at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. can be used in laser roughening to prepare the inner surfaces of an aluminum engine block cylinder: http://bit.ly/2NH5M9M

Semiconductor laser maker Sheaumann Laser (Marlborough, MA), whose products have utility in industrial applications, has...
11/08/2019
Sheaumann Laser to relocate manufacturing facility to Billerica, MA

Semiconductor laser maker Sheaumann Laser (Marlborough, MA), whose products have utility in industrial applications, has purchased a 57,800-sq-ft. building located at 5 Federal Street in Billerica, MA. The facility will be renovated to house its expanding workforce and production lines.

The facility will help address the growing demand for laser-based technologies from the defense and space industries.

Nanofabrica is working to innovate additive manufacturing as a production technology. The company has a fundamental appr...
11/07/2019
Company focuses on additive manufacturing partnership, collaboration

Nanofabrica is working to innovate additive manufacturing as a production technology. The company has a fundamental appreciation of the fact that it works with its customers as a product development partner rather than a company selling plug-and-play technology solutions.

Nanofabrica is working to innovate additive manufacturing as a production technology.

Two new grants totaling over $5.2 million from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative will support the de...
11/06/2019
Massachusetts announces new Advanced Manufacturing Awards

Two new grants totaling over $5.2 million from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative will support the development of new advanced manufacturing technologies.

Two new grants totaling over $5.2 million from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative will support the development of new advanced manufacturing technologies.

Laser Melting Innovations (LMI), a spinoff of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, is one of the winners of th...
11/05/2019

Laser Melting Innovations (LMI), a spinoff of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, is one of the winners of the Formnext 2019 Start-up Challenge. The award-winning laser powder-bed fusion system uses an air-cooled, fiber-coupled 200 W diode laser: http://bit.ly/34vF75q

Since 2017, LASIT has been involved in a research and development project for laser marking the front panel surfaces of ...
11/04/2019

Since 2017, LASIT has been involved in a research and development project for laser marking the front panel surfaces of home appliance industry components - learn more: http://bit.ly/2NGABdw

This fall, be sure to get a little creative so you can enhance common fall activities with laser cutting or laser engrav...
10/21/2019
10 creative ways lasers can bring your favorite trends to life this fall

This fall, be sure to get a little creative so you can enhance common fall activities with laser cutting or laser engraving. Here, TYKMA Electrox - Industrial Laser Systems presents 10 ways that lasers can bring your favorite fall trends to life.

This fall, be sure to get a little creative so you can enhance common fall activities with laser cutting or laser engraving.

Additive manufacturing services provider Beamit has installed its fourth EOS M 400-4 quad-laser system from EOS Global f...
10/09/2019

Additive manufacturing services provider Beamit has installed its fourth EOS M 400-4 quad-laser system from EOS Global for producing high-quality metal parts. The system will be used in manufacturing applications for the oil and gas industry: http://bit.ly/2AYOEW0

Printing services provider Daetwyler USA Cleaning Technologies has added LaserClean laser cleaning equipment to its prod...
10/08/2019

Printing services provider Daetwyler USA Cleaning Technologies has added LaserClean laser cleaning equipment to its product and service offering. The equipment uses lasers, rather than solvents or abrasives, to remove residues from inks, coatings, lacquers, and adhesives commonly used in the flexographic printing industry: http://bit.ly/2Mslofo

From our sister publication Laser Focus World - mechanical tests show how much current laser-based metal additive manufa...
10/04/2019

From our sister publication Laser Focus World - mechanical tests show how much current laser-based metal additive manufacturing techniques have improved over those from as recently as five years ago. Learn more below!

Laser-based additively manufactured titanium-alloy parts are comparable in strength to forged pieces; mechanical tests show how much current laser-based metal additive manufacturing techniques have improved over those from as recently as five years ago -- https://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/14068020/laserbased-additively-manufactured-titaniumalloy-parts-are-comparable-in-strength-to-forged-pieces

Synova has developed an automatic cutting and shaping system for diamonds. The DaVinci Diamond Factory system decreases ...
10/04/2019

Synova has developed an automatic cutting and shaping system for diamonds. The DaVinci Diamond Factory system decreases diamond production time by combining several manufacturing processes, and reduces polishing processes to a final finishing step: http://bit.ly/2Vfx1uw

By integrating laser welding into the railcar manufacturing process, Bombardier Transportation, in collaboration with So...
10/01/2019

By integrating laser welding into the railcar manufacturing process, Bombardier Transportation, in collaboration with Solutions Novika, has been able to minimize the number of required component parts: http://bit.ly/2o7pAJb

The compact size, high-efficiency, wavelength, and beam characteristics of high-power direct-diode lasers make these lig...
09/27/2019

The compact size, high-efficiency, wavelength, and beam characteristics of high-power direct-diode lasers make these light sources ideal for many heat-processing applications, explains Norikazu Kume of Enshu Hamamatsu: http://bit.ly/2mmSKTY

As part of the collaborative ProLMD project, the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT is working with industrial pa...
09/25/2019

As part of the collaborative ProLMD project, the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT is working with industrial partners to develop new processes for integrating hybrid laser material deposition processes into the production chain: http://bit.ly/2lNM7K6

Ultrashort-pulsed picosecond lasers can process difficult-to-machine metals with high quality and process efficiency. Th...
09/23/2019

Ultrashort-pulsed picosecond lasers can process difficult-to-machine metals with high quality and process efficiency. This process is efficient and flexible for tungsten carbide mold and die fabrication: http://bit.ly/2kEyjBi

Full-service manufacturer H+E-Produktentwicklung and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced ...
09/23/2019

Full-service manufacturer H+E-Produktentwicklung and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (Fraunhofer IFAM) worked together to develop a true-scale gas turbine that demonstrates the current potentials and limitations of powder bed-based additive manufacturing technologies: http://bit.ly/2me1FXm

It’s only a few weeks until many of us will be gathering at the annual The Laser Institute meeting of laser material p...
09/20/2019
ICALEO 2019 set to kick off in October

It’s only a few weeks until many of us will be gathering at the annual The Laser Institute meeting of laser material processing enthusiasts—ICALEO. Here's more on what to expect.

It’s only a few weeks until many of us will be gathering at the annual Laser Institute of America (LIA) meeting of laser material processing enthusiasts—ICALEO.

This article demonstrates how laser welding using optical coherence tomography (OCT) for guidance allows sophisticated t...
09/20/2019

This article demonstrates how laser welding using optical coherence tomography (OCT) for guidance allows sophisticated trajectories while producing high-quality laser welds: http://bit.ly/2lZufvI

Advances in liquid-jet-guided fiber lasers are enabling 24/7, reliable, efficient materials processing for industrial ap...
09/19/2019

Advances in liquid-jet-guided fiber lasers are enabling 24/7, reliable, efficient materials processing for industrial applications that require kilowatt-level beam delivery, say the cofounders of Avonisys: http://bit.ly/2knBb5i

Since 1994, eurolaser has been a specialist offering CO2 laser cutting equipment. On September 11-12, 2019, the company ...
09/18/2019

Since 1994, eurolaser has been a specialist offering CO2 laser cutting equipment. On September 11-12, 2019, the company celebrated 25 years with an Innovation Days event featuring in-house live demonstrations on a total of nine laser systems to the 250-plus guests: http://bit.ly/2kPZARh

All-optical-fiber technology from nLIGHT provides on-the-fly beam shaping for a variety of industrial welding processes,...
09/18/2019

All-optical-fiber technology from nLIGHT provides on-the-fly beam shaping for a variety of industrial welding processes, eliminating bulk optics and laser head changes for improved productivity and quality. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mibPq1

On September 13, 2019, additive manufacturing services provider GE Additive inaugurated its new campus in Lichtenfels, G...
09/17/2019

On September 13, 2019, additive manufacturing services provider GE Additive inaugurated its new campus in Lichtenfels, Germany. Officially known as GE Additive Lichtenfels, the 40,000-square-meter site will become the new home for the GE Additive Concept Laser teams: http://bit.ly/2lYki1q

Beginning in November 2019, Dr. Constantin Häfner will assume responsibility as the director of the Fraunhofer-Institut...
09/16/2019

Beginning in November 2019, Dr. Constantin Häfner will assume responsibility as the director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT in Aachen, Germany. Häfner is currently Program Director for Advanced Photon Technologies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he has led the development of the world's most powerful laser systems: http://bit.ly/2lWJq8K

TRUMPF Inc. has opened its Technology Center located in Costa Mesa, CA. The 20,000-sq-ft. facility demonstrates the comp...
09/13/2019
Industrial laser maker TRUMPF opens Technology Center in California

TRUMPF Inc. has opened its Technology Center located in Costa Mesa, CA. The 20,000-sq-ft. facility demonstrates the company's commitment to its customers by serving as a machine training and demonstration center in the Western Region.

The company's precision industrial laser, punch, and bending capabilities will be showcased in the Technology Center's 13,000 sq. ft. showroom.

Here, Industrial Laser Solutions Editorial Advisor Ron Schaeffer gives a short take on what to expect at The Laser Insti...
09/13/2019
What to expect at ICALEO 2019

Here, Industrial Laser Solutions Editorial Advisor Ron Schaeffer gives a short take on what to expect at The Laser Institute's upcoming ICALEO 2019 conference.

ICALEO, the annual gathering of laser professionals, will be held October 6-11, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

A team of Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT researchers is investigating laser polishing for tribologically stre...
09/12/2019

A team of Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT researchers is investigating laser polishing for tribologically stressed surfaces, sealing surfaces, and laser deburring of sheet edges. The team will be presenting their findings at the DeburringEXPO - Karlsruhe / Germany in October 2019: http://bit.ly/2kHXK4W

Metal fabrication services provider TG Manufacturing has acquired Turnkey Fabrication, an integrated fabrication operati...
09/11/2019

Metal fabrication services provider TG Manufacturing has acquired Turnkey Fabrication, an integrated fabrication operation with laser cutting, auto-feed laser, CNC brake press, machining, assembly, and robotic welding process capabilities: http://bit.ly/2kuPgOE

Congratulations to Professor Lin Li, director of the Laser Processing Research Centre at the Mechanical, Aerospace and C...
09/10/2019

Congratulations to Professor Lin Li, director of the Laser Processing Research Centre at the Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, who will receive the 2019 Arthur L. Schawlow Award from The Laser Institute: http://bit.ly/2m5vsl6

3D Systems Corporation and Toyota Motorsport GmbH have entered a partnership to develop additive manufacturing solutions...
09/06/2019

3D Systems Corporation and Toyota Motorsport GmbH have entered a partnership to develop additive manufacturing solutions, including 3D printers, materials, and software, to change automotive design and production. Together, the two companies will demonstrate how their additive manufacturing solutions drive success in motorsport: http://bit.ly/2m1oDB3

Laser micromachining services provider Resonetics has acquired precision grinding services supplier TRU TECH Systems, In...
09/05/2019
Adding precision grinding services, Resonetics acquires Tru Tech

Laser micromachining services provider Resonetics has acquired precision grinding services supplier TRU TECH Systems, Inc., which serves the medical device market and provides CNC grinding equipment for the machine tool industry.

Laser micromachining services provider Resonetics has acquired precision grinding services supplier Tru Tech Systems.

It is with great sadness, but fond memories, that we share the news of the passing of another pioneer in the foundation ...
09/04/2019
Obituary: Edward V. Locke, industrial laser pioneer

It is with great sadness, but fond memories, that we share the news of the passing of another pioneer in the foundation of the industrial laser materials processing industry: Edward V. Locke, founder of Locke Technology Corporation.

It is with great sadness, but fond memories, that I share the news of the passing of another pioneer in the foundation of the industrial laser materials processing industry.

On August 28, 2019, sealed carbon-dioxide laser maker Luxinar, previously Rofin-Sinar UK, opened a new regional office n...
09/04/2019

On August 28, 2019, sealed carbon-dioxide laser maker Luxinar, previously Rofin-Sinar UK, opened a new regional office near Hamburg, Germany: http://bit.ly/2lxrd1u

Brake discs, more than other auto parts, are subject to repeated mechanical loads. As a result of this continual abrasio...
09/03/2019

Brake discs, more than other auto parts, are subject to repeated mechanical loads. As a result of this continual abrasion, they produce fine particulate matter, which pose a substantial environmental burden. Now, a new laser coating process developed by the Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT and RWTH Aachen University can significantly reduce this impact: http://bit.ly/2lV8X2d

The Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT will be hosting its AI for Laser Technology Conference on November 6-7, 20...
08/29/2019

The Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT will be hosting its AI for Laser Technology Conference on November 6-7, 2019, in Aachen, Germany. The conference will address the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence: http://bit.ly/30K1Zwx

Laser drilling systems maker Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a MKS Instruments company, has sold ESI CapStone print...
08/28/2019
PCB maker Cicor adds ESI laser processing system to facility

Laser drilling systems maker Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a MKS Instruments company, has sold ESI CapStone printed circuit board (PCB) laser processing systems to Cicor, which manufactures highly complex PCB and hybrid circuits. Cicor is the first European PCB company to invest in the ESI UV laser drilling technology.

The ESI laser processing system is optimized for flexible printed circuits widely used in consumer electronics, such as smartphones and other handheld devices.

LVD Group has acquired industrial automation solutions provider COMPAC—the acquisition expands LVD's portfolio of auto...
08/27/2019
Expanding laser cutting automation, LVD acquires COMPAC

LVD Group has acquired industrial automation solutions provider COMPAC—the acquisition expands LVD's portfolio of automation systems for flat sheet and tube laser cutting machinery.

The two companies have partnered since 2016 to produce automatic warehouse systems for numerous LVD laser cutting equipment installations in Italy.

A team of engineers at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and collaborators has developed a ceramic welding p...
08/23/2019

A team of engineers at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and collaborators has developed a ceramic welding process that uses an ultrafast-pulsed laser to melt ceramic materials along the interface and fuse them together. The technology works in ambient conditions and uses

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