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09 Sep 14
Additive manufacturing creates space-ready components

EOS laser manufacturing process creates titanium brackets for aerospace applications.

09 Sep 14
Lasers and nuclear power #2: the LaserSnake

Strict safety regulations mean decommissioning is yet to adopt laser cutting – but now UK firms are building the case for its use.

08 Sep 14
Boeing laser demonstrator destroys targets through wind and fog

Latest tests demonstrate laser system’s potential in maritime-style environments.

08 Sep 14
Integrated fluorescence and electron microscope launched

Dutch partnership demos "first" tabletop solution that combines both light- and electron-microscopy methods.

07 Sep 14
Imaging of blood flow reveals effects of drug use

Optical coherence Doppler tomography shows how cocaine damages cerebral blood vessels.

03 Sep 14
Medrobotics Flex system brings cancerous lesions within reach

Robotic-assisted surgical platform promises cost-effective procedures and faster patient recovery.

02 Sep 14
Lasers and nuclear power #1: welding thick sections

UK program is looking to make fiber laser welding permissible under the strict codes of the nuclear industry.

01 Sep 14
Countermeasures system flies through helicopter tests

Northrop Grumman says that its QCL-based system proved successful under intense US Army scrutiny.

28 Aug 14
Applied Optoelectronics launches methane sensor

'Highly sensitive' DFB laser range detects CH4, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and water.

27 Aug 14
Optical system gauges rail tracks quickly and precisely

Swiss company first to deploy track tester, Fraunhofer to demo system at Berlin rail show in September.

26 Aug 14
Lockheed teams up on space debris tracker

Co-operation agrement with Australia's Electro Optic Systems as new laser-based tracking systems near commercial introduction.

26 Aug 14
Bringing OCT to new markets

Joseph Schmitt of St Jude Medical believes entering new sectors is easier than ever, but planning is still the key.

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