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TRUMPF integrates all fiber laser technologies into its product portfolio // Change of name and merger of TRUMPF and its subsidiary SPI Lasers... read more >

In the latest edition of our monthly applications articles, looking at the benefits and exceptional versatility of our fiber lasers, this month we focus on the application of Laser cutting. Cutting various metals with a fiber laser is one of... read more >

Fiber Lasers are incredibly versatile and 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 >

Our latest Application Overview focuses on Layer Ablation, a process which our Pulsed Fiber Lasers can be used for in order to remove surface layers from substrates without causing any damage. Over recent months we have highlighted five laser... read more >

This paper is a guide to help determine whether a single-mode or multi-mode laser is appropriate for a given cutting application. Very often single-mode (SM) lasers can cut faster than multi-mode (MM), particularly for thin materials using the same... read more >

Here at SPI Lasers, we specialise in the manufacture of market-leading Fiber Lasers, striving to offer the same exceptional level of support and service for our customers. Our latest redENERGY G4 Pulsed Lasers are able to deliver a multitude of... read more >

TRUMPF and laser specialist SPI Lasers join forces // Offering customers a diverse range of world class laser products with deep expertise across multiple... read more >

Laser World of Photonics Shanghai returns later than scheduled for its 15th year. In this article you will find out about the Laser World of Photonics China show, what products you can expect to see from us and more details on how to get the most... read more >

Fiber lasers are incredibly versatile and capable of many different fiber laser applications, ranging from precision micro-machining operations, to heavy duty industrial processes i.e welding. This month, our focus will turn to Laser... 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, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers has announced that in order to enhance its customer service offering throughout China it has combined its business operations with its parent company TRUMPF to distribute its fiber... read more >

This year marks our 20th anniversary since the registering of the SPI lasers brand; over which time we have transformed from a humble start up to a global leading player in the supply of fiber lasers. Over this time period fiber lasers have been an... read more >

Fiber Lasers are able to offer solutions for many different industrial manufacturing challenges, ranging from marking and cutting to 3D printing, welding and many more besides. In this selection of articles we focus on a specific application... read more >

Pulsed MOPA lasers really show their versatility in the area of surface processing of materials. This can tahe the form of basic cleaning to more sophisticated surface functionalisation. In these types of applications the beam quality and the... read more >


Covid-19 Statement

Posted on 20/03/2020

Corona update: We are currently operating within the restrictions of the Corona Pandemic but would like to assure our customers that we are committed to providing a continued level of product and service support during these difficult times. Many... read more >

Event Details Venue: Stadthalle, Rosenstrasse 50, 90762, Fuerth Germany Dates: March 10-11, 2020 Official website:... read more >

AUTHOR: Dr Jack Gabzdyl, VP of marketing and business development, SPI Lasers In today’s modern industry, there is a growing demand for the efficient mechanical and/or electrical microjoining of thin metallic materials. There are many areas... read more >

LINTECH has worked closely with SPI Lasers for many years. As a laser module integrator, LINTECH uses the SPI laser system mainly for marking and engraving applications. In addition to the production of laser systems, LINTECH also offer their... read more >

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Come see us at MD&M West 2020!

Posted on 27/01/2020

Event Details Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA Dates: February 11-13, 2020 Booth: #2530 Official website:... read more >

In 2020 SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers will be celebrating its 20th year, marking two decades of innovation and growth; cementing its position as one of the world’s longest established fiber laser... read more >

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20 Years of SPI Lasers

Posted on 16/01/2020

This year marks, not only 60 years since Theodore H. Maiman built the first ever laser...but also the 20th anniversary of SPI Lasers. Starting off as a ‘spin-out’ from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre, the company... read more >

Each year more than 22,000 people attend the premier events for the biomedical optics, photonics and laser industries...Photonics West! This is a key event in the photonics calendar and a great place to discover the latest research and find the... read more >

E-mobility is arguably the key current global technology focus! The drive to move away from fossil fuel engines to electric motors to reduce carbon emissions is on everyone’s agenda. The challenges are great both from a technology and a... read more >

SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers has announced the launch of variMODE a switchable beam delivery feature now available as an option on all their 3kW – 10kW high power CW fiber lasers. variMODE allows users to... read more >

Venue: University of Mitweida, Research Unit, Conference Office 11th Mittweida Laser Conference, Technikumplatz 17, 09648 Mittweida Dates: 13th - 14th November Official website:... read more >

FABTECH is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event of the year. Bringing together leading companies from across the world of photonics, FABTECH provides a 'one-stop shop' to discover the latest industry... read more >

Recorded in October 2019 this webinar was delivered by CW Product Manager, Dr Mark Richmond and introduces variMODE, a new feature designed to overcome the limitations of previous lasers, giving a more flexible approach to laser processing. Using a... read more >

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variMODE: Brass cutting comparison

Posted on 09/10/2019

variMODE is a new feature designed to overcome the limitations of previous lasers, giving a more flexible approach to laser processing. Using a novel, all-in-fiber technique the output beam quality and mode profile can be selected in real time to... read more >

The Battery Technology Show Event Details Venue: Ricoh Arena, Judds Ln, Coventry, CV6 6GE Dates: 22nd - 23rd October Official website:... read more >

Visit the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) from the 17th - 19th October to see market leaders from across the photonics industry come together at Laser World of Photonics India. The events gathers together global market leaders from the industry,... read more >

ICALEO returns for its 38th installment on 7th October 2019! This year with a greater industry focus, even more technical sessions and enhanced networking opportunities over the course of 4 days. The event brings together industry leaders to discuss... read more >

In 2019 SPI Lasers were approached by Pyramid Engineering to supply an evaluation laser for a new welding system being developed for a telecommunications customer (Fig 1). As a leading designer & integrator of high precision welding systems... read more >

Battery Show Event Details Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 Dates: 10th - 12th September Official website:... read more >

The NEWAM (New Wire Additive Manufacturing) project builds on and exploits the UK's substantial lead in wire-based directed energy deposition (DED) technology, with a vision to transform large-area metal additive manufacture, by pioneering new high... read more >

Nano Korea event information Date: 3rd July – 5th July 2019 Venue: Korea International exhibition centre (KINTEX) Daehwa – Dong, Ilsan –Seogu, Goyang- Si, Gyeonggi-do Korea Price: 2019 rates are yet to be announced, however,... read more >

LASER World of PHOTONICS is one of the world's leading Trade Fairs with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications. Since 1973 the fair has been bringing together research and industry and promotes the use and future development of... read more >

The recent introduction on high power single mode fiber lasers has opened up the capabilities of oscillation welding to a point where it can be competitive with high power multimode welding. The greater control of weld profile and heat input can... read more >

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ns Pulsed Welding – Webinar

Posted on 15/05/2019

Pulsed ns lasers are best known for marking, engraving and other ablative processes. Their use for metal joining is relatively new and opens up new possibilities through the unique control of heat input offered by these laser sources. Their low... read more >

Sheet metal laser cutting is a well-established production method, with many thousands of cutting systems operating worldwide. In the last 10 years solid-state fiber-coupled lasers such as fiber and disk systems have become the laser of choice,... read more >

Butech is the largest machinery fair in Korea. Otherwise known as the Busan National Machinery Fair, the biennial event is expected to have more than 80,000 visitors in 2019. The event is organised by the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency and... read more >

Rapid + TCT is a premier event for the 3D manufacturing industry in North America. The event promotes an amazing platform for discovery, innovation and networking among co-workers, colleagues and peers within the industry. The world of additive... read more >

Fiber lasers are incredibly versatile and capable of many different fiber laser applications, ranging from precision micro-machining operations, to heavy duty industrial processes i.e welding. Throughout May, our focus will turn to the... read more >

Lamiera returns to fieramilano Rho from the 15th - 18th May! The exhibition is dedicated to the sheet metal forming tool industry and all related innovative technologies in the sector. The exhibitors range from small Italian manufacturers to large... read more >

Details of the event   Dates: 25th – 27th April 2019 Venue Bombay Exhibition Centre, Hall 7A Western Express highway Goregaon (East) Mumbai 400063, Maharashtra, India   Official website: BLECH India... read more >

SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, has announced it has achieved a mark in quality with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, demonstrating effective security and customs compliance within our supply chain in... read more >

Fiber lasers are incredibly versatile and capable of many different fiber laser applications, ranging from precision micro-machining operations, to heavy duty industrial processes i.e welding. Throughout April, our focus will turn to the... read more >

This year sees the 6th STOM Laser Expo at the Targi Kielce Congress Centre in Poland. The event sees more than 600 companies exhibiting from across the world, with last years exhibition seeing a record number of visitors attend the show at over... read more >

ILAS 2019 is a unique 2-day event that attracts international delegates and speakers to share the latest in laser material processing.  You are guaranteed to make new contacts, expand your network, find business or collaboration opportunities,... read more >

Back in November 2012 all G3 pulsed lasers were withdrawn from sale following the launch of our market leading G4 product range. At the time we confirmed that a full repair service would be maintained for five years, or until November 2017. In... read more >

Laser drilling is a growing application area and fiber lasers are often found to be the laser of choice due to their versatility. This webinar delivered by Dr Jack Gabzdyl covers the following areas: • Why use fiber lasers for drilling •... read more >

With its first show back in  2006, Laser World of Photonics China has become the leading photonics exhibition in China. The fair continues to grow every year seeing more exhibitors and visitors demonstrating the leading role the show plays in the... read more >

Fiber lasers are incredibly versatile and capable of many different fiber laser applications, ranging from precision micro-machining operations, to heavy duty industrial processes i.e welding. Throughout March, our focus will turn to the... read more >

For the 22nd year, LEF returns to the Stadthalle Fürth! The event combines research and applications across two days of lectures and exhibitions, focusing on how lasers are used within the electronics industry. Come and speak to our... read more >

Fiber lasers are incredibly versatile and capable of many different fiber laser applications, ranging from precision micro-machining operations, to heavy duty industrial processes i.e welding. Throughout February, our focus will turn to the... read more >

E-mobility is continually in the headlines and represents one of the great predicted megatrends for the next decade. The rationale is clear - the world needs to break its dependency on fossil fuels and electric vehicles offer the obvious solution.... read more >

The event is the largest exhibition and tradeshow across North America focused on developments in medical technology and devices. Attendees usually come from all over the world to network with suppliers and see the latest cutting-edge technology... read more >

Photonics West is the world’s largest photonics technology event and it consists of two world-class exhibitions and three conferences. The event is considered to be the most prestigious photonics industry event in the whole of North America. The... read more >

Throughout 2019 we will be brining you a number of webinars, delivered by our in house experts on a variety of application topics made possible by the use of our innovative pulsed and CW fiber lasers. Our first webinar will be held on Wednesday... read more >

SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers has increased its footprint in China with the opening of a new Sales/Service/Applications centre in Shenzhen in Southern... read more >

Date: 22nd to 23rd November 2018 Address: Conference and Teaching Center, Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany. Official website:... read more >

The UK based fiber laser designer and manufacturer, SPI Lasers, has today confirmed it has purchased its 8.1 Acre Rugby based manufacturing site from its landlord, Kedaho Investments Ltd, in a deal worth £10.3m. The purchase will see SPI Lasers... read more >

Date: 6th to 8th November 2018 Address: Georgia World Congress Center, 85 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA, USA 30313 Official website:... read more >

Date: 23rd to 26th October 2018 Address: EuroBLECH, Exhibition Grounds, Hanover, Germany Official website: EuroBLECH is the world’s largest sheet metal working industry exhibition and focuses on the... read more >

The Berry Theatre has announced it has partnered with SPI Lasers in Hedge End to sponsor six young women from Wildern School to shadow a professional theatre company’s production week at the... read more >

Date: 14th to 18th October 2018 Address: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA Official website: ICALEO is considered the premier event for sharing information on the... read more >

SPI Lasers has appointed Paolo Riccardi as Sales Manager for Italy & Southern Europe, as part of its continued focus on improving customer service. Paolo will focus on enhancing customer relations and business development within Italy, as well... read more >

Date: 26th to 28th September 2018 Address: LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India Official website:... read more >

In this month's applications feature article, we continue to look at the exceptional processing capabilities of our premium fiber lasers, focusing on a patented process exclusive to SPI Lasers, known as Nanosecond Welding. This is an important... read more >

Date: 11th – 13th September 2018 Address: Halls A-B-C, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 Official website:... read more >

The Southampton (UK) based fiber laser manufacturer SPI Lasers has recruited James Garland as its new Head of Quality, ensuring the company remains focused on its key goal of supplying customers with the highest quality fiber lasers on the... read more >

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Fiber Laser Applications: #7 Recap

Posted on 17/07/2018

This month we are taking the opportunity to look back on what laser application insights we have reviewed to date in 2018, ensuring all our subscribers are kept up-to-date with all the content available at your fingertips. So for more information... read more >

Employees and the Managing and Supervisory Boards of SPI Lasers have today celebrated completion of their new UK manufacturing facility with a grand-opening ceremony. Completed in only 6 months, the new building increases manufacturing space by... read more >

NANO KOREA event details Date: 10th to 13th July 2018 Address: 217-60, Kintex Exhibition Center II, Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Official website:... read more >

SPI Lasers has announced the opening of their new service center in Wauconda, Illinois serving customers in North and South America.  The new facility complements their existing Sales and Applications facility in Santa Clara, California and... read more >

Date: 25th to 28th June 2018 Address: Edinburgh Conference Centre, Herriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh. EH14 4AS, UK Official website:... read more >

In March, at the Laser World of Photonics Shanghai exhibition, we hosted a number of presentations, giving insight into our products capabilities, technologies and our latest new innovations to hit the market. These proved to be very popular with... read more >

The Southampton (UK) based fiber laser manufacturer SPI Lasers has confirmed that as of 4th July 2018 it is expanding its manufacturing capability by taking over another property on the site of if its global headquarters (in Wellington Park, Hedge... read more >

SPI Lasers has added to its recent sales appointments (‘Global VP of Sales’ & ‘China General Manager’) with the recruitment of Jim Cann as ‘National Sales Manager’ in the US. This new role is pivotal in ensuring the company generates... read more >

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Exhibition Update: AKL’18

Posted on 16/04/2018

This May sees the start of the 12th biannual event of the AKL Congress.  Beginning on Wednesday 2nd May and running until Friday 4th May, AKL represents an excellent chance to attend some innovative conference sessions held by leaders across... read more >

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Exhibition Update: Rapid

Posted on 14/04/2018

We will be exhibiting at Rapid from 24th to 26th April at Fortworth Convention Center, Texas, where our experts will be on hand to greet customers old and new, and discuss our latest Fiber Laser innovations. You will find a selection... read more >

Here at SPI Lasers we specialise in the manufacture of market-leading Fiber Lasers that are extremely versatile. Whether you require a solution that offers a more profitable result to existing challenges with machinery or are looking to create a... read more >

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Exhibition Update: LAM/LME

Posted on 21/03/2018

This March we will be exhibiting at the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME) on 28th in Shaumburg, where our experts will be available to discuss how our latest industrial Fiber laser innovations can significantly increase the profitability... read more >

Laser World of Photonics China represents our biggest show of the year in 2018. With last years show attracting over 900 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors, the show is expected to be bigger and better than ever this time around! And once... read more >

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Exhibition Update: LEF

Posted on 28/02/2018

If you missed us last week at IWS, we are pleased to confirm that we will be attending the LEF Exhibition in Germany from the 6th to 7th March, where our experts will be available to discuss all our latest Industrial Fiber laser... read more >

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Exhibition Update: IWS

Posted on 16/02/2018

This year's IWS Exhibition will be held at the International Congress Center on February 27th, lasting two days. Guests will be able to learn about the latest Industrial Fiber Laser innovations, including many of our own! We have another... read more >

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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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Upcoming Exhibitions: Lasertagung

Posted on 08/11/2017

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 >

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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 >

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Industries Which Use Fiber Lasers

Posted on 03/10/2017

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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, 2017 Address: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USA Official website: Official exhibitor directory:... read more >

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

Schweissen & Schneiden event details Date: 25th to 29th September 2017 Address: Schweissen & Schneiden, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad Official 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: Exhibition cost: This event is free... read more >

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

RAPID + TCT accelerating 3D manufacturing event details Date: 9th to 11th May, 2017 Address: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA Official website: Exhibitor... 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, 2017 Address: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA Click here to go to the SPIE Photonics West Official... read more >

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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 >

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SPI Lasers Becomes A Member Of TWI

Posted on 17/01/2017

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, 2016 Address: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, 89109, NV, USA Official website:... read more >

Advanced Engineering 2016 Event Details Date: 2nd – 3rd November 2016 Address: The NEC, North Ave, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK Official website: Event focus: “To meet and do business with all... read more >

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

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

Date: 16th to 20th October, 2016  Address: Sheraton San Diego, 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA, USA Official website: Event 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, India Official 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, 2016 Address: Pacifico Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan Official website: (no English version available yet, must translate... read more >

The Battery Show Event Details Date: 13th – 15th September, 2016 Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan, 48374, USA Official website: Event 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 >

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Event Details Date: 12th – 14th July, 2016 Address: The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Mellors Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY, UK Official website:... 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, 2016 Address: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Official website: Event focus: “The authority event for 3D in North... read more >

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

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

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

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

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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 >