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21 Nov 19
Formnext 2019: Fraunhofer IWS presents COAXshield and LIsec AM systems

Enabling fine-tuning for additive production; local molten pool shield for laser powder build-up welding; and control of powder flow.

21 Nov 19
Ayar Labs chosen as optical partner in Intel’s DARPA PIPES project

Optical communications accelerator also announces customer sampling program this week at Supercomputing.

20 Nov 19
NIST high performance camera could detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter

Camera consists of sensors made from superconducting nanowires, which can detect single photons; among best photon counters available.

20 Nov 19
US academic-military group creates tunable terahertz laser

Harvard SEAS, MIT and US Army develop compact, room-temperature THz source; promising better imaging, communications.

20 Nov 19
Heliogen claims solar thermal breakthrough

Machine vision approach tweaks mirror optics to generate enough heat for industrial processes, says Bill Gates-backed startup.

20 Nov 19
Formnext 2019: Divergent to purchase 5 AM machines from SLM Solutions

US-based vehicle and parts maker expands laser selective melting resources for series production of critical components.

19 Nov 19
Lumenis transfers to new private equity owner in $1BN deal

Israel-headquartered medical laser firm set to become part of Baring Private Equity Asia.

19 Nov 19
nLight adds laser weapons expertise with Nutronics acquisition

Cash-plus-stock deal to buy Colorado firm adds beam-combining knowledge; also boosts fiber laser firm's stock price.

18 Nov 19
Formnext 2019: Bigger-than-ever AM industrial expo opens in Frankfurt

This year's event marked by world premieres, strong dynamic growth, and a partner country program with USA.

18 Nov 19
Keller heads SPIE's 2020 Society Awards

Society honors 23 distinguished award recipients from wide field of light-based science and technology.

18 Nov 19
EV Group and DELO to develop wafer-level optics, nano lithography

Partnership with EVG’s NILPhotonics to support materials development for optical sensor manufuring.

14 Nov 19
NIST-led team develops tiny low-energy device to switch light in optical chips

Compact switch is first to operate at voltages low enough to be integrated in silicon chips; redirects light with very low signal loss.

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