Fiber Optics: From ‘Piping Light’ to All-Optical Communications May 2016
Fiber Optics: From ‘Piping Light’ to All-Optical Communications
IPG Photonics recently developed an innovative fiber optics-based GLPN-500-R laser, which combination of single-mode beam quality, short wavelength, short pulse duration and higher power allow exploration of new applications. A year after the Prism Award win, IPG has continued to enhance the laser architecture and optimize its components, resulting in a significant reduction in form factor.
Photonics Spectra Justin Murphy Close Over 50 Percent Wall-Plug Efficiency Fiber Laser April 2016 Cutting up the Energy Sector Spring 2016
Cutting up the Energy Sector
More than 20 nuclear sites in the UK will need to be decommissioned by 2030 and this has prompted engineers to find novel techniques to help such sites safely end their working lives.
Laser Systems Europe Gemma Church Close Laser systems have use in large-diameter tube and pipe cutting March 2016 Kilowatt-level Fiber Lasers Mature March 2016
Kilowatt-level Fiber Lasers Mature
Although todays's high-power CW fiber lasers have their origins in telecom technology, they have long since left that arena and become naturals at reliable, capable materials processing.
Laser Focus World John Wallace Close Fiber Lasers Continue to Gain Market Share in Material Processing Applications February 2016 QCW Fiber Lasers Come of Age February 2016
QCW Fiber Lasers Come of Age
Wall-plug efficiency, high PRR are just two benefits of the new laser technology
Canadian Industrial Machinery Shawn Murphy (IPG Photonics) and Gary Loringer (Paradigm Precision) Close Fiber Lasers: Multiple laser beam materials processing February 2016
Fiber Lasers: Multiple laser beam materials processing
Fiber lasers producing different spot sizes, pulse durations, or wavelengths can be combined into a single process for applications such as brazing, welding, and surface texturing.
Laser Focus World Toby Strite, Andreas Gusenko, Michael Grupp, and Tony Hoult Close Fiber laser enables marking of advanced plastics January 2016 Close Laser surface texturing with new fiber lasers November 2015 Laser seam stepper takes on conventional welding July/August 2015 Maybe the most flexible laser — ever! July/August 2015 Laser Cutting of CFRP July/August 2015
Laser Cutting of CFRP
Using a 30 kW Fiber Laser
LIA Today Dirk Herzog, Mattias Shmidt-lehr, Marten Canisius, Max Oberlander, Jan-Phillip Tasche and Claus Emmelmann Close Clamp, enclose, laser-weld June 2015
Clamp, enclose, laser-weld
Laser welding requires the right enclosure, clean environment and proper clamping. One technology tackles all three challenges.
The Fabricator Tim Heston Close Fiber Laser Micromachining in High Volume Manufacturing May/June 2015
Fiber Laser Micromachining in High Volume Manufacturing
A new generation of IPG QCW fiber lasers enables high throughput drilling, scribing, and cutting with micromachining quality.
Industrial Laser Solutions Marco Mendes, Rouzbeh Sarrafi, Joshua Schoenly, and Roy VanGemert Close Focusing Fiber from Afar May 2015
Focusing Fiber from Afar
As fiber becomes cheaper, R&E Automated Systems keeps remote laser welding systems dialed in for automakers
FF Journal Nick Wright, Executive Editior Close Mid-IR Lasers: Kerr-lens mode-locking in polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe competes with Ti:sapphire May 2015 FDA-Approved Additives Boost Inline Plastics Laser Marking April/May 2015 What's new with 100 kW fiber lasers? January 2015
What's new with 100 kW fiber lasers?
ILS editorial advisor Dr. Kunihiko Washio, on a lab tour at the NADEX Laser R & D Center (Tsuruga, Japan), witnessed the following experiment with a 100kW fiber laser welding SUS 304 stainless steel at 100kW (1mm-diameter spot size)...
Jan 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions Close Close What can lasers do with composites? Fiber Lasers in the Aerospace Industry High Power Fiber Lasers for Geothermal, Oil and Gas Industries First Down Laser Line Seeks NFL Implementation Resistance Spot-Welding Gun Meets Fiber Laser
Resistance Spot-Welding Gun Meets Fiber Laser The high-volume production environment in the automotive industry is one where resistance spot welding and laser remote welding are well-established technologies.
Industrial Photonics Klaus Krastel, IPG Laser GmbH Close Close MATERIALS PROCESSING: 100 kW fiber laser, power meter serve industry Fiber Lasers Poised to Impact Aerospace Component Drilling
Fiber Lasers Poised to Impact Aerospace Component Drilling Lamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers have been the work horse and have dominated the aerospace drilling market for decades, but the fiber laser is now under strong consideration by the aerospace industry for implementation on production lines.
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Laser Focus World Bill Shiner, IPG Photonics Close Progress in Lasers Improves Polymer Joining
Progress in Lasers Improves Polymer Joining Thulium fiber lasers are promising for laser welding clear polymers for the medical device and other industries.
Plastics Decorating by Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics Close Leveraging Laser Technology Using Fiber Lasers for Stainless Steel Tube and Pipe Tritan Finds New Application in IPG Medical Technology High Power Fibre Lasers, Sub Micron Lasers and Other Welding Advances Close Fiber Lasers Drill for Oil
Fiber Lasers Drill for Oil 20 kW of laser power delivered through a special optical fiber can drill through hard rock.
Laser Focus World Jeff Hecht Close Laser Cutting Helps Company Survive the Recession YLR-5-1070-LP Used in Laser Tweezer Application Robotics Cut New Path in Hot Metal Stamping Hybrid Process Welds Thick-walled Tubes Fiber Laser Process Targets Medical Plastics Welding
Fiber Laser Process Targets Medical Plastics Welding A powerful laser technology originally developed for the telecommunications industry is now targeting plastic welding, and has significant implications for medical markets because it eliminates use of dyes and other additive extractables.
Plastics Today Doug Smock Close Fiber Laser Technology Broadens Out "Smart Additives" Enhance Plastics Laser Marking
"Smart Additives" Enhance Plastics Laser Marking The newest generation of laser marking “smart additives” incorporated into polymers is a quantum leap in technology, which is both enabling and cost-saving.
Industrial Laser Solutions Scott Sabreen Close Drilling with Fiber Lasers
Drilling with Fiber Lasers
Pulse fiber lasers lessen acquisition and operating costs.
Industrial Laser Solutions Jens Dietrich and Ingomar Kelbassa Close Super Lasers to Speed Up Nuclear Decommissioning
Super Lasers to Speed Up Nuclear Decommissioning
Lasers save time, increase productivity and introduce new technology, with resultant major impact on company bottom line and long term market position.
Laser Focus World Stan Wilford Close Close Fiber-laser Technology Grows More Diverse
Fiber-laser Technology Grows More Diverse Fiber lasers offer benefits such as long lifetimes, low complexity, reduced running costs, and low maintenance, which can now be found in a variety of fiber-based products with power levels matching the needs of applications previously served by CO 2 lasers.
Laser Focus World Tony Hoult Close Fiber Laser Replaces Two CO2 Lasers at KMD
Preventing Wear and Tear Stephen Mounsey looks at the many uses of laser classing, particularly in power and energy generation applications and oil drilling.
Laser Systems Europe Stephen Mounsey Close Driving Vehicle Production
Driving Vehicle Production Greg Blackman explores the increasing demand for lasers in the automobile manufacturing industry.
Laser Systems Europe Greg Blackman Close Laser Companies Look to Rocket Out of the Recession Close Analyzing the Potential of the Solid State Laser
The Fibre Provider IPG Photonics is synonymous with the field of fibre lasers, and has been for 20 years
Electro Optics Bill Shiner, IPG Photonics Close
Fiber Laser Spot Welding Explores typical application for Laser Seam Steppers.
Industrial Laser Solutions Klaus Krastel, IPG Laser GmbH Close Developments in Fiber Laser Technology Close