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24 Oct 22
EuroBLECH 2022: Coherent launches 30kW laser cutting heads

Flat sheet cutting laser head series delivers ultrahigh-power into growing industry sector.

27 Apr 22
LASER 2022: Start-up World presents a taste of the future

Five first-time exhibitors at Munich span the spectrum of photonics technologies.

20 Apr 22
Netherlands group claims €1.1BN for photonic chip scale-up

PhotonDelta consortium aims to transform country into global leader for photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

12 Apr 22
ams Osram plans €800 million LED plant development in Malaysia

Company is refocusing on optical technology – and aims to exceed 20% pre-tax margin in 2022.

11 Apr 22
Fraunhofer IWS develops HICLAD process to improve laser cladding

Diode lasers with 10kW+ outputs offer new solutions for laser cladding – to be presented at Laser World of Photonics.

05 Apr 22
INTECH 2022: Trumpf's novel laser cutting method minimizes wastage

“Nano joint” technology lets users nest metal parts closely together in production.

30 Mar 22
Jenoptik restructures again as business booms

German photonics giant predicts 20% sales growth in 2022 after a jump in orders.

23 Mar 22
Hannover Fair 2022: laser welding reboots steel construction

Fraunhofer IWS-led group develops faster steel jointing with gentler machining power and lower energy need.

03 Mar 22
IPG continues production in Russia as contingency plans kick in

Fiber laser firm has major operations in Russia and Belarus; stock price falls 10% on analyst downgrade.

08 Feb 22
Messe München to present new quantum event alongside Laser World of Photonics

Exhibitors to include IBM, AQT, Munich Center for Quantum Science & Technology, and several Fraunhofer institutes.

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