Geoff Shannon, Ph.D.

Director Strategic Marketing for Precision Manufacturing, Coherent

Geoff Shannon, Ph.D., is Director Strategic Marketing for Precision Manufacturing at Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) and an Editorial Advisor to Industrial Laser Solutions. He previously served as Laser Technology Manager for Miyachi Unitek, specializing in the development of lasers and applications for existing and new markets. Shannon has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Laser Welding Technology from the University of Liverpool. His 20-year career in laser technology has centered around applications research and development and new product development of lasers and systems.

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Industrial Laser Solutions

Future-proofing laser systems for medical device manufacturing

Process support hardware, process data, and analytics will enable more cost-effective laser solutions.
FIGURE 1. Cross-sections of machined channels in FEP (a) and PTFE (b) using different pulse durations are shown; in all cases, pulse energy, frequency, and scan speed were 100µJ, 10kHz, and 100mm/s, respectively.
FIGURE 1. Cross-sections of machined channels in FEP (a) and PTFE (b) using different pulse durations are shown; in all cases, pulse energy, frequency, and scan speed were 100µJ, 10kHz, and 100mm/s, respectively.
FIGURE 1. Cross-sections of machined channels in FEP (a) and PTFE (b) using different pulse durations are shown; in all cases, pulse energy, frequency, and scan speed were 100µJ, 10kHz, and 100mm/s, respectively.
FIGURE 1. Cross-sections of machined channels in FEP (a) and PTFE (b) using different pulse durations are shown; in all cases, pulse energy, frequency, and scan speed were 100µJ, 10kHz, and 100mm/s, respectively.
FIGURE 1. Cross-sections of machined channels in FEP (a) and PTFE (b) using different pulse durations are shown; in all cases, pulse energy, frequency, and scan speed were 100µJ, 10kHz, and 100mm/s, respectively.
Industrial Laser Solutions

Selecting the best ultrashort-pulse laser for polymer processing

Testing demonstrates that from a processing perspective, a femtosecond laser is the correct tool for polymer processing.
FIGURE 1. Examples of common features in modern stents.
FIGURE 1. Examples of common features in modern stents.
FIGURE 1. Examples of common features in modern stents.
FIGURE 1. Examples of common features in modern stents.
FIGURE 1. Examples of common features in modern stents.
Industrial Laser Solutions

Laser tube cutting technology meets next-generation production needs

July 21, 2017
New cutting technologies coming onto the market offer faster and better cuts, with higher production rates and new and unique cutting capabilities.