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Short Pulse Technology: How Does it Enable Transparent Laser Material Processing

Short Pulse Technology: How Does it Enable Transparent Laser Material Processing | Lasers | Scoop.it
Cutting glass, sapphire, and diamond materials is no easy task thanks to the brittleness and hardness of these materials. The transparent nature of these materials also presents optical challenges. At the same time, the need for cutting and marking these materials is on the rise.
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How Have Short-Pulse Lasers Changed Materials Processing?

How Have Short-Pulse Lasers Changed Materials Processing? | Lasers | Scoop.it
Though sapphire glass is more resistant to scratches and is a super hard material, sapphire glass screens did not make the cut in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Rumors suggest the screens did not pass the drop test. Regardless, any type of glass touch screen presents its manufacturing challenges -- and short-pulse lasers are up to the task.
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Part 2: How Does Laser Products Process Various Materials in Manufacturing Cars?

Part 2: How Does Laser Products Process Various Materials in Manufacturing Cars? | Lasers | Scoop.it
Last time, we looked at how laser products are used to cut textiles and plastics in manufacturing cars. While textiles and plastics are used throughout a car’s interior, other components such as metal and carbon fiber are also candidates for material processing with lasers.
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The Best Lasers in Movies History

The Best Lasers in Movies History | Lasers | Scoop.it
Movies have continuously made changes and improvements on nonexistent laser weapons so until now we have only had our imaginations to work with. Here is a list of some of the top movie laser uses.
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All You Need to Know About Laser Cutting

When it comes to cutting metal, wood, glass, and other hard surfaces, it's hard to imagine a beam of light being able to keep up with a spinning blade. A traditional beam of light would indeed have a tough time. That said, a concentrated laser beam makes cutting a breeze.
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In Case You missed it Earlier

In Case You missed it Earlier | Lasers | Scoop.it
Here is a great article about what is driving the global laser cutting market. Like other industries, the laser cutting market felt the effects of the Great Recession, and sales of laser cutting machines fell as a result. That trend has reversed itself as the world slowly recovers. In fact, according to the Laser Cutting Machines Market Report, the global laser cutting market is expanding.
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All You Need to Know About Laser Cutting - San Francisco Technology

All You Need to Know About Laser Cutting - San Francisco Technology | Lasers | Scoop.it
When it comes to cutting metal, wood, glass, and other hard surfaces, it's hard to imagine a beam of light being able to keep up with a spinning blade. A traditional beam of light would indeed have a tough time. That said, a concentrated laser beam makes cutting a breeze.
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Lasers Power Improved Materials Processing

For lasers, materials can present a manufacturing challenge. Polymers may be best processed with light of a particular wavelength, while metals may respond best to a specific power density. No matter the material, manufacturing fine features can often be improved with the use of sufficiently short pulses.
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What Is Driving the Global Laser Cutting Market to Expand?

Like other industries, the laser cutting market felt the effects of the Great Recession, and sales of laser machines fell as a result. That trend has reversed itself as the world slowly recovers. In fact, according to the Laser Cutting Machines Market Report, the global laser cutting market is expanding (Source: Global Industry Analysts, Inc.). What's driving this expansion? Let's take a look.
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Long-wavelength lasers push SHG toward preclinical and clinical apps

Long-wavelength lasers push SHG toward preclinical and clinical apps | Lasers | Scoop.it
A new generation of 1055 nm ultrafast fiber lasers maximizes the productivity of nonlinear microscopy systems. The lasers promise to enable the translation of such label-free techniques as second-harmonic-generation (SHG) to preclinical applications and eventually to clinical diagnostics.
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Apple's Cutting Up a Storm in Arizona

Apple's Cutting Up a Storm in Arizona | Lasers | Scoop.it
This February word leaked that Apple's plant in Arizona was cooking up something exciting. Behind the buzz was a bunch of speculation about the plant's recent receipt of a shipment of new Sapphire manufacturing equipment.
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LASYS 2014: Laser Plastic Welding on Display

According to Coherent, diode lasers are used to weld thermoplastic materials. Using a laser beam, two plastic materials are joined through a heat transfer process. Welding has a high degree of automation, process control, and product quality. Both the medical and automotive industries find laser welding an attractive alternative to ultrasonic welding which often leaves undesirable particles behind.
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The Benefits and Economical Value of Short Pulse Technology

The Benefits and Economical Value of Short Pulse Technology | Lasers | Scoop.it
Laser technology is a boon to industries as varied as science, manufacturing, and healthcare; however, the need for smaller, higher precision lasers is increasing. According to Coherent, biomedicine, semiconductor fabrication, micro machining, glass marking, and display manufacturing are a few examples of laser material processing requiring increased precision.
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How Does Optogenetics Advance Ultrafast Lasers?

How Does Optogenetics Advance Ultrafast Lasers? | Lasers | Scoop.it
Light and biology go hand-in-hand. Case in point: photosynthesis. Without light, there would be no life. Light and lasers have also been used in biology for years to destroy proteins and stimulate cells. An emerging field, optogenetics, combines optics and genetics to control neurons that are genetically sensitized to light.
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Laser Solutions to the Transport and Aerospace Industry

With mounting pressure to speed production, advanced polymer thermoplastic composites are rapidly gaining acceptance amongst both the automotive and aerospace industries. These polymer materials are strong and lightweight, making them ideal for reducing weight and meeting stricter fuel efficiency and crashworthiness regulations. However, the inhomogeneous nature of composite materials is far from ideal for ablative lasers.
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Part 1: How Do Laser Products Process Various Materials in Manufacturing Cars?

Part 1: How Do Laser Products Process Various Materials in Manufacturing Cars? | Lasers | Scoop.it
There’s nothing quite like a new car. As you settle in behind the wheel and admire the interior, take a moment to reflect upon the craftsmanship that went into it. While a team of skilled workers likely spent a great deal of time putting it together, they likely had help from laser products. Lasers are increasingly being used in auto manufacturing to cut and process various materials.
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The Industrial Revolution of Ultrafast Laser

The Industrial Revolution of Ultrafast Laser | Lasers | Scoop.it
Laser manufacturing has two ways it can go: produce lasers for the scientific laser market or produce lasers for the industrial market. While both markets require precision laser products, they have different needs. The scientific market for lasers has traditionally been focused on achieving high performance, often via new designs in limited numbers.
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What are the Advances of Laser Cladding Application for Oil and Gas?

The oil and gas industry relies on centrifugal compressors, steam turbine shafts, gas rotors, impellers, rotating blades, and other pieces of large equipment. Not only that, this machinery is often pushed to its operational limits. Erosion, wear and tear, stress, and extensive use take their toll on these components, resulting in worn out parts and breakdowns.
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Benefits of Laser Cladding

Laser cladding is used to create a new surface, repair the damaged skin, and wiping equipment and parts exposed to excessive corrosion or friction. Will repair damaged skin or create a brand new surface as part of a manufacturing or process improvement, laser cladding involves using a laser beam to melt metal powder and bond to the substrate.
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Lasers in the Entertainment Industry

When mst people think of laser technology, they would think of lasers are only used in the industrial business. But most people don’t know is that laser are used in various industry including the military, healthcare, science, arts and entertainment. Today, let’s focus on the lasers used in the entertainment industry. The entertainment industry uses lasers for a variety of purposes including producing fabulous "light shows" and digital film writing to DVDs.
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Medical Lasers Used in the Healthcare Industry

Medical Lasers Used in the Healthcare Industry | Lasers | Scoop.it
Technology has enabled people to do things we couldn't imagine one hundred years ago. For example, we can talk on the phone even with different time zones or send an email instantly with a hit of the button. Not only did technology helped improved communication, it has also helped the medical and healthcare industry.
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All You Need to Know About Laser Cutting

When it comes to cutting metal, wood, glass, and other hard surfaces, it's hard to imagine a beam of light being able to keep up with a spinning blade. A traditional beam of light would indeed have a tough time. That said, a concentrated laser beam makes cutting a breeze.
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E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

What is the purpose of the E. Bright Wilson Award? Read all about it here!
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What Is Driving the Global Laser Cutting Market to Expand?

What Is Driving the Global Laser Cutting Market to Expand? | Lasers | Scoop.it
Like other industries, the laser cutting market felt the effects of the Great Recession, and sales of laser cutting machines fell as a result. That trend has reversed itself as the world slowly recovers. In fact, according to the Laser Cutting Machines Market Report, the global laser cutting market is expanding. What's driving this expansion? Let's take a look.
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