Whitepapers

Access our latest White Papers here, a unique library of papers related to both pulsed and CW Fiber Lasers.  Whether you are looking for information concerning specific Laser cutting techniques or the latest developments in Laser cutting with a pulsed laser, this library is a great source of knowledge and insight.

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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 >

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 >

Metal Additive Manufacturing has already begun to radically change the way that industry manufactures products. In this paper we’ll discuss some of the benefits of metal additive manufacturing and provide details of four industries which are... read more >

Jack Gabzdyl & Daniel Capostagno (SPI Lasers)The versatility of pulsed nanosecond (ns) infrared fiber lasers is well known in that they are the laser of choice for the majority of industrial marking and engraving applications. Having... read more >

Although additive manufacturing isn’t a new technology, the recent expansion and developments have meant that it’s hit the limelight more recently, with the possibilities for use seemingly wide open.Being able to “print” weird and... read more >

Laser Systems

Posted on 25/11/2015

There are three main configurations of industrial 2D Laser... read more >

Colour marking is the controlled “growth” of a native metal oxide at the surface of the metal. Certain, more reactive, elements of the metal react with atmospheric oxygen to form a stable metal oxide. As has been seen in the published work of... read more >

3D printing has become a subject that the public are fascinated with, following stories of huge projects such as entire houses being created through the medium. While building entire streets of houses created entirely from 3D printing techniques is... read more >

One of the most exciting new developments, additive manufacturing has burst onto the scene with the possibility of using the technology in a variety of different industries, including both manufacturing and medicine.In reality, the technology... read more >

Metal Additive Manufacturing

Posted on 17/11/2015

Recently there has been huge growth and interest in the whole area of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In 3D printing, polymer based parts are made on simple devices using internal movements and controls similar to desk top printers. But... read more >

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Cutting metals with ns Pulsed Fiber Lasers

Application Insight
Posted on 31/10/2015

The success of pulsed nanosecond (ns) Fiber Lasers for marking applications is well known as over the past 10 years they have become the dominant Laser source for metallic marking, and as average powers are increasing their use for engraving is... read more >

Lasers have a plethora of different applications and often feature in emerging technology, being able to provide pinpoint precision and accuracy. However, not all Lasers are the same or even operate in the same way so to get the best result it's... read more >

The aerospace industry is showing an increased interest in composite materials. The A380, A350XWB and the Boeing 787 are using or plan to use a large percentage of composite material in their construction. Aerospace companies at present are... read more >

Low power pulsed fiber lasers operating at 1080nm with a very good beam quality (M2 ~ 1.10) are routinely used for a range of micromachining applications. The high brightness of the fiber laser enable high power densities even at modest power... read more >

The majority of applications in a range of industries i.e. automotive, electronics and medical, require welding of dissimilar materials. In principle, a laser can weld any material, which can then be joined by conventional processes. When welding... read more >

To date majority of the micromachining applications have been addressed with the lamp pumped pulsed Nd:YAG laser. However, the increasing complexity of microelectronics/ engineering devices and the requirement for higher yields and automated... read more >

Laser material processing of composite materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) for aerospace structures is generating a great deal of interest in the aerospace industry. The aerospace sector is seeing the potential benefits of... read more >