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Exhibition Update: MD&M West

Posted on 30/01/2018

At MD&M West you will find the largest showcase of medical technology leaders in the US with the latest in medtech advancements. Meet leading suppliers, network with industry experts and experience cutting edge technologies ahead of the... read more >

Fiber Lasers are incredibly versatile and are capable of many different industrial manufacturing applications from cutting and welding, to additive manufacturing. In this range of articles we focus on a specific application each month, providing... read more >

SPI Lasers has today announced the appointment of its CTO Dr Mark Greenwood to the position of CEO effective 1st January 2018, succeeding Dr Thomas Fehn who is moving to take up a position at SPI’s parent company, TRUMPF. Mark will report to... read more >

1st December 2017 - SPI Lasers chases market share by recruiting a new VP of Sales.SPI Lasers commitment to increasing its market share has been further underlined this week by the appointment of Richard Hendel as ‘VP of Sales’. This new... read more >

A new year signals the start of our 2018 exhibitions calendar, beginning at SPIE Photonics West (Stand 3023), one of the world's largest photonics technologies events, consisting of a total of three conferences and two exhibitions! The conferences... read more >

In our latest whitepaper, Dr. Mark Richmond (Product Manager, CW Lasers) explains how our portfolio of CW Lasers can enhancing our customers cutting productivity via the effective use of the inbuilt piercing software. To download the full article... read more >

October 3, 2017 – TRUMPF announces a new limited sales partnership with SPI Lasers. The partnership is being established to provide TRUMPF's customers with the ideal laser material processing solutions across select North American market segments.... read more >

The Mittweida Laser Conference celebrates its tenth anniversary this month, including over 30 lectures from leaders across the laser material processing industry. Topics cover micro machining, microprocessing, surface modification, additive... read more >

If you’ve spent some time reading around our extensive fiber laser section, then you’ll know that fiber lasers aren’t the only type of laser on the market. The other two main types of laser are gas lasers, which mostly use carbon dioxide... read more >

We’ve written much detailed and extensive content about fiber lasers, how they work, what their advantages and benefits are, how you can use fiber lasers, and we’ve even taken a look at the history of fiber lasers.So, to take a little break... read more >

Our fiber lasers will provide a cost-effective solution for your business

Buying an SPI Fiber Laser

Posted on 17/10/2017

If you’re on this page then there’s a good chance that you’re not just looking for information about fiber lasers, but perhaps you’re in the market to source yourself one of these state-of-the-art pieces of technology. In this guide we... read more >

Here at SPI Lasers, we only manufacture and sell fiber lasers, and we’ve chosen to do that for a very specific reason. If you want to find out more about the advantages and benefits of fiber lasers, and why it was such an easy decision for us to... read more >

SPI Lasers a global leader in the design and manufacture of Fiber Lasers announced today that it has appointed Zack Huang as its new General Manager for China.[caption id="attachment_15857" align="aligncenter" width="233"] Zack Huang - SPI... read more >

Fiber lasers are the newest type of laser to hit the market, but thanks to their wide ranging number of benefits and advantages, they have quickly been adopted by dozens of industries for dozens of applications and uses all around the world. Even... read more >

Looking for more information about fiber lasers? You’ll find everything you need below

Fiber Lasers FAQs

Posted on 26/09/2017

Fiber lasers are incredibly complex and intricate pieces of machinery, and even for those who are highly experienced in the industry, there are constant developments and innovations for which we must keep up with.An internet search on fiber... read more >

How do Fiber Lasers work?

Posted on 19/09/2017

While many of our clients know that they have need of a laser, many don’t actually know how a fiber laser works! So whether you’re new to the industry, or you’re just looking to brush up on your knowledge and learn something new on how fiber... read more >

Manufacturing industry

Fiber Laser Applications

Posted on 12/09/2017

Fiber lasers, being such flexible, adaptable and versatile pieces of machinery, can be used for a multitude of fiber laser applications. The way in which they work means that they offer a huge level of control to their users over beam intensity,... read more >

Fiber lasers have developed to be used in heavy industrial settings

A History of Fiber Lasers

Posted on 05/09/2017

For those history buffs out there or for those that are simply looking to understand a little bit more on how we’ve got to where we have today with fiber lasers, this is for you. In this article, we’ve laid out a much more detailed explanation... read more >

Industrial Fiber Laser manufacturer SPI Lasers has confirmed it will once again attend the bi-annual Laser World of Photonics - International Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications; to be held between 26th – 29th June in... read more >

FABTECH event details Date: 6th – 9th November, 2017Address: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USAOfficial website: exhibitor directory:... read more >

The International Congress of Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) event details Date: 26th to 27th October, 2017Address: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USAOfficial website:... read more >

Schweissen & Schneiden event details Date: 25th to 29th September 2017Address: Schweissen & Schneiden, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am StaadOfficial website: read more >

The Battery Show event details Date: 12th – 14th September 2017 Address: Halls A-B-C, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 Official website: Official resources for the event:... read more >

Laser World of Phototonics – Germany (LWOPG) Event Details Date: 26th – 29th June, 2017Address: International Congress Centre Munich, Messe München GmbH, Messegelände, 81823 München, GermanyOfficial website:... read more >

RAPID + TCT accelerating 3D manufacturing event details Date: 9th to 11th May, 2017Address: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USAOfficial website: read more >

Industrial use of nanosecond lasers for applications such as marking, engraving, cutting, and even micromachining is well known—however, the use of these sources for welding and joining is relatively new. Most applications of high-peak-power,... read more >

As of the 1st March 2017, SPI Lasers will complete the sale of its Lamp Pumped Nd:YAG Service and Support business to TJS, Inc as part of its plans to remain focused on the fiber laser market and its commitment to innovate, manufacture and support... read more >

Event Details Date: 28th January – 2nd February, 2017Address: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USAClick here to go to the SPIE Photonics West Official... read more >

Download Our Latest Brochure

Posted on 25/01/2017

We have updated our Company & Product brochure to include the latest 300W - 6kW redPOWER PRISM & QUBE Fiber Lasers and Process Tools.For a high level overview of our company and all our available products, you can download a pdf... read more >

SPI Lasers has joined TWI as an industrial member, to support its activity in the development and promotion of fiber lasers for industrial welding applications. SPI is one of the world’s leading suppliers of pulsed and high power CW fiber lasers,... read more >

Seasons Greetings!

Posted on 20/12/2016

As the year draws to an end we would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!To celebrate the season we used our redPOWER Fiber Laser to cut some 0.5mm Stainless Steel 'Snow Flake' baubles and are giving... read more >

FABTECH 2016 Event Details Date: 16th – 18th November, 2016Address: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, 89109, NV, USAOfficial website:... read more >

Advanced Engineering 2016 Event Details Date: 2nd – 3rd November, 2016Address: The NEC, North Ave, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UKOfficial website:... read more >

EuroBLECH Event Details Date: 25th – 29th October, 2016Address: Halls 11-17 & 27, Exhibition Grounds, 30521, Hannover, GermanyOfficial website: focus: “the show where decision-makers and... read more >

Laser Taiwan 2016 Event Details Date: 19th – 21st October, 2016Address: Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Centre, Nangang District, Taipei, TaiwanOfficial website: focus: “to share... read more >

Date: 16th to 20th October, 2016 Address: Sheraton San Diego, 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA, USAOfficial website: focus: “The World’s Premier Platform for Breakthrough Laser... read more >

New fibre-optic lasers that can deliver high-power beams efficiently over long distances are to be developed by a new Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair at the University of Southampton, with support from SPI Lasers.Professor Michalis... read more >

On 27th September 2016, Dr Christophe Codemard and Professor Machalis Zervas will be speaking at SPIE Security + Defence in the historic and beautiful coastal setting of Edinburgh. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary... read more >

Laser World of Photonics - India (LWOPI) Event Details Date: 21st – 23rd, September, 2016 Address: Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Tumkur Road, Bangalore, 562 123, IndiaOfficial website:... read more >

SPI Lasers have the slogan “Versatility Comes as Standard”. Here we investigate the true versatility of fiber lasers, the qualities to expect and provide some examples of the applications that fiber lasers can be used... read more >

In this article we explore Versatility in the Marketplace, showing nine different market sectors that the SPI Fiber Laser range are popular... read more >

ECOC 2016 Guest Speakers

Posted on 08/09/2016

On the 19th September 2016 the Congress Center Dusseldorf will be hosting the 42nd edition of the ECOC Conference and Exhibition on ‘Optical Communication'. The European Conference on Optical Communication is one of the largest and most... read more >

InterOpto 2016 Event Details Date: 14th – 16th September, 2016Address: Pacifico Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, JapanOfficial website: (no English version available yet, must translate... read more >

The Battery Show Event Details Date: 13th – 15th September, 2016Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan, 48374, USAOfficial website: focus: “offers a... read more >

24th August 2016 SPI Lasers (“SPI” or “the Company”)  We are pleased to announce that we have now commenced the manufacture of a new generation of high brightness kilowatt class CW Industrial fiber lasers, with initial launch products... read more >

SPI Lasers commitment to producing premium quality Fiber Lasers backed by outstanding customer service has been further underlined this week by appointing Matt Shakespeare as ‘Head of Service’. This new role is pivotal in ensuring this expanding... read more >

Another chance to listen to last years hugely popular webinar on 'Welding with ns Pulsed Fiber Lasers', delivered by our very own Dr Jack Gabzdyl, VP Pulsed Business Line.The use of conventional CW and Long Pulsed Laser for welding is well... read more >

Rebuild or replace that is the question that business should be asking themselves more and more thanks to metal laser sintering. In this article we discuss the available options and practical considerations with a view to repair rather than... read more >

About the survey In a recent survey conducted by SMS Research Advisors seven hundred qualified respondents answered questions on a variety of topics relating to the additive manufacturing industry. Here at SPI Lasers we found the results... read more >

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is itself an emerging technology and is infact over thirty years already! As SPI Lasers has continuously reported the technology is now becoming more mainstream, but is still very heavily underutilised... read more >

SPI Lasers optimisum regarding the prospects of the metal 3D printing market; were recently backed up by a report from IDTechEx which we discuss in this... read more >

3D printing is massively on the rise and this is especially the case within the Automotive sector. Most of the manufacturers tend to keep quiet about technological advances to keep one step ahead of the competition but Audi have been a little more... read more >

Date: 16th to 19th May, 2016Address: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819Official website: focus: “The authority event for 3D in North... read more >

AKL Technology Congress Details Date: 27th to 29th April, 2016Address: Eurogress, Monheimsallee 48, 52062 Aachen, GermanyOfficial website: (for English language version)Event Label: The event is... read more >

LME Event Details Date: 26th to 27th April, 2016Address: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA, USAOfficial website:... read more >

Laser World of Phototonics (herein referred to as LWOP) Event Details  Date: 15th to 17th March, 2016Address: Shanghai New International Expo Center, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong, Shanghai, ChinaOfficial website:... read more >

LEF Event Details  Date: 8th to 9th March, 2016Address: Stadthalle, Rosenstraße 50, 90762 Fürth, GermanyOfficial website: (N.B. the website is in German)Event focus: “Laser in electronics production and... read more >

New Corporate Video Launched

Posted on 02/03/2016

Get an inside look at SPI Lasers, what we do, who we are and how we can help your company improve its manufacturing output. Our Corporate Video gives an insight into why we are one of the worlds leading providers of Premium quality Fiber Lasers;... read more >

About the redEnergy G4 Fiber Laser Range This article focuses on the redEnergy G4 Fiber laser range; a pulsed Fiber Laser  that utilises both GTWave and PulseTune technologies, in particular the versatility of this Fiber... read more >

A new year brings an exciting new development at SPI Lasers – the company is inviting visitors to explore its new website.  The new site has been designed to give customers the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and... read more >

On the 20th October 2015 SPI Lasers completed the sale of its CO2 Laser business to SUZHOU TIANHONG Laser (China).  Having acquired JK Lasers from GSI in April 2015, SPI Lasers also acquired their established CO2 business.  As a leading provider... read more >

Today (12th November, 2015), SPI Lasers has been shortlisted in the ‘Manufacturing in Action’ category for ‘The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015’. This award will go to the manufacturing company that, in the opinion of the judges, best... read more >

Overview: The use of conventional cw and long pulsed Lasers for welding is well known, but the use of ns Pulsed Lasers represents a new direction offering both commercial and technical benefits. More commonly used for marking and engraving the use... read more >

Starting in December 2013, the SPI Lasers facility in Rugby (formerly JK Lasers) commenced the wind down of its CW Lamp Pumped Solid State Lasers (CW LPSSL). The total market size for LPSSL’s continues to decline, with alternative, more efficient... read more >

An interview with Steve Norman (Director, SPI Lasers) and Mark Greenwood (CTO, SPI Lasers) What does the acquisition of JK Lasers by SPI Lasers mean for the Rugby site? Steve: The intention has always been to keep the Rugby site as a base for... read more >

With more and more companies investing in additive manufacturing technology, we are likely to see an increase in demand for powdered materials.Recently, General Electric International made a significant investment valued at $50 million in its... read more >

A Dutch company MX3D is about to take additive manufacturing to a whole new level, with their plans to design and build a 3D printed bridge, which is a world first.MX3D is planning to start work on the bridge in September, using robot printers... read more >

The UK Government is keen to preserve the UK’s position as pioneers in the global aerospace market, with the opening of two new research centres in Coventry.The new research centres, located at the existing Manufacturing Technology Centre in... read more >

3D printing has a lot of benefits but is it really sustainable?

Sustainability in 3D Printing

Posted on 21/09/2015

From kids toys to vehicle parts, 3D printing is set to revolutionise the world of manufacturing, giving consumers the chance to create the products they need from the comfort of their own homes. But in a world where resources are rapidly running... read more >

This year, the UK’s largest annual Advanced Engineering trade show and conference will be taking place on the 4th and 5th November at Birmingham’s NEC.With multiple show exhibit zones covering Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsport, Marine, Civil... read more >

This June our very own Dr Mark Richmond took part in an Industrial Laser Application Forum at the 2015 Laser World of Photonics in Munich, discussing the progress of Laser 3D printing.The session featured six presentations looking at different... read more >

General Electric is one of the latest companies to expand into additive manufacturing, with a whopping 50 million dollars being invested on 3D printers and as many as 300 full time employees.However, the investment already seems to be paying... read more >

We have heard for a long time how 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry but it is only recently that a company has actually put these ideas to the test. In a trial in March 2014, a Chinese company known as... read more >

As of April 15th 2015, SPI Lasers has completed the acquisition of JK Lasers based in Rugby (UK), to enhance its high power Fiber Laser portfolio.With almost 100 employees and annual sales of 17.6 million euros, JK Lasers is one of the world's... read more >

Calculations In order to reach their conclusions, analysts from TechNavio reviewed the current market landscape for Fiber Lasers and considered the prospects for growth in the next four years based on this. One of the key indicators used in the... read more >