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27 Oct 15
Trumpf unveils new systems for 3D printing of metal parts

All relevant laser technologies for additive manufacturing now available from one source, says firm.

27 Oct 15
Northrop Grumman wins $53m laser weapons contract

ONR funding for Navy laser weapon could extend to $91m; follows successful USS Ponce trials.

19 Oct 15
Raman microscope tested on brain tumor tissue

University of Michigan Medical School team is the latest to evaluate the utility of Raman spectroscopy for the operating room.

15 Oct 15
3D display without need for 3D glasses

Laser and moving mirror creates large-scale, stereoscopic images outdoors. Developers seeking commercial partners.

15 Oct 15
Raman system rapidly analyzes kidney stones

Simple and quick test of stone chemistry supports better patient care.

07 Oct 15
Lithium battery production boosted by laser drying

Fraunhofer-devised method halves energy bill by removing need for oven and vacuum technologies.

07 Oct 15
Bruker joins portable LIBS bandwagon

Firm is latest to offer scrap dealers and others a hand-held laser tool for instant chemical analysis of metals.

07 Oct 15
Teledyne Dalsa and Denel Spaceteq to develop Earth observation satellite

Custom multispectral sensors scheduled for manufacture by 2017; benefits for agriculture.

07 Oct 15
Compact Imaging sees OCT in smartphones, tablets and wearables

Novel time-domain platform offers smaller form factors and lower costs.

06 Oct 15
Lockheed ramps laser weapon modules

First laser to be built using modular approach and commercial fiber sources will be a 60 kW system for the US Army.

06 Oct 15
3D Systems and Penn State promote direct metal printing to US military

Academic-industrial partnership works on value of Direct Metal Printing at US Center for Innovative Materials Processing.

30 Sep 15
ECOC 2015: industry group demonstrates 400G 'ecosystem'

400G LiNbO3 modulator and 56/64 Gbaud test kit show improved capability for high Baud-rate communications.

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