Laser Processing

The Laser Processing channel features articles and other content that discuss industrial laser applications and technology.


(Image credit: Welding Alloys)
Laser Processing

How technology is revolutionizing the welding industry

Nov. 9, 2023
Let’s take a look at some of the tech introductions that are already starting to shape the future of the welding industry.
(Courtesy of Civan Lasers)
The 500 W, single-mode, continuous-wave 532 nm green laser, based on coherent beam combining, has broken the world’s beam quality and power record for this type of laser.
Lasers & Sources

Brighter, bolder, world-record-breaking laser signals a paradigm shift

Oct. 19, 2023
A new green laser based on coherent beam combining brings more to the table than its traditional counterparts.
David Belforte
Laser community mourns the loss of an industry legend.
Laser Processing

David Belforte: Mourning the loss of an industrial laser legend

Aug. 9, 2023
Read below for a self-penned obituary found by his family.
(Courtesy of Axtra3D)
FIGURE 1. The slit-based beam profiler is used to ensure the reproducibility of the additive manufacturing process.
Laser Processing

Wanted: The perfect beam for innovative photopolymerization

July 17, 2023
This case study shows how Hybrid PhotoSynthesis technology prints the entire layer, with no rework required.
FIGURE 1. Cleanroom for automation manufacture of the NUBURU second-generation laser.
Laser Processing

Industrial blue lasers reach milestone to solve metal processing challenges

May 18, 2023
A second-generation blue laser system uses new manufacturing techniques to offer a laser system compatible with galvo scanners that is more compact, reliable, and production-scalable...
(Photo credit: NVision)
An NVision engineer prepares to conduct a 3D scan of 'The Freedman,' a statue created in 1863.
Detectors & Imaging

Artist gives 19th century sculpture 21st century perspective with 3D imaging

Sept. 21, 2023
A 3D noncontact optical scanning system and intuitive software create an almost perfect reproduction of a statue.
Laser Processing

UV lasers are designed for high-contrast marking applications

Sept. 19, 2023
Matrix nanosecond pulsed UV diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers are available with 5 and 10 W output power at pulse repetition rates from 50 to 300 kHz.
Foba Laser Marking + Engraving
Laser Processing

IR laser marking system offers adjustable ultrashort pulse width

Sept. 13, 2023
The F.0100-ir infrared (IR) laser marking system creates deep black markings on medical stainless steel, titanium, or plastics.
3 D Micromac
Laser Processing

Laser annealing system features spot scanning

Aug. 26, 2023
The microPRO XS OCF laser annealing system performs ohmic contact formation in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices.