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25 Jun 14
US Air Force project to develop laser-printed component repairs

Optomec partners with GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and others on $4M effort.

19 Jun 14
First UK 6kW fiber laser on show at MSS Lasers

Three-day “open house” will see demos of materials-processing lasers.

19 Jun 14
Scan system improves aim of laser-robots

LASYS 2014 to see demo of high-power welding with online seam tracking; BMW-Mini already a fan.

12 Jun 14
UK lighting industry launches strategy with government

Aiming to boost activity of UK lighting suppliers, while cutting energy demands. Carpark giant puts plans into action.

12 Jun 14
Penetrating lidar to boost airport safety

3D system based on spinning prisms from Neptec Technologies will alert controllers to foreign objects on the tarmac.

08 Jun 14
Phase Focus adds depth to ptychographic imaging

Technique to form images without the need for lenses gains improved 3D capability.

04 Jun 14
Mobile 'DIAL' laser lab to help cut pollution

Truck-mounted lidar system developed at UK's NPL can drive to sites of interest to test emissions.

04 Jun 14
Raman goes deeper to analyze paint layers

Technique developed at UK's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory could now be used for non-destructive analysis of artworks.

30 May 14
AKL 2014: room to grow in automotive

Lasers will play an increasing role in automotive manufacturing, heard the Fraunhofer-organized conference.

28 May 14
Leica improves STED system with pulsed laser

Debuting at the ELMI 2014 meeting in Norway, the laser allows sub-30nm resolution with super-resolution microscope.

28 May 14
Laser technique combats sea parasites

Winning Norwegian-German anti-louse system cleans up farmed salmon; unusual job for Jenoptik.

28 May 14
Smartphone optical system reveals airborne dust concentration

Scientists at KIT, Karlsruhe develop system for mobile devices to create crowd-sourced pollution map.

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