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Formnext 2023 – Don’t Miss These Three Measurement Devices

Production quality has always been a hot topic in laser powder bed fusion. At Formnext, you get the chance to discover three laser measurement solutions in AM that help you succeed: Stand-alone laser power measurement – The Ophir® Ariel device measures up to 8KW even in space constraint applications. The wireless device is splash water…

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A Safe Way To Better Vision

There are many challenges in the development and production of laser systems for medical applications – and the safety requirements are significant. It’s no wonder that medical technology manufacturers choose their suppliers very carefully. WaveLight GmbH, a subsidiary of Alcon and market leader in refractive surgery, successfully uses products from MKS Instruments in the development,…

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Watch: Controlling High-Power Laser Processes

Laser beams with powers of many tens of kilowatts are becoming increasingly common in today’s industrial applications. However, as the powers increase, the stakes increase as well. In this webinar, Mark Slutzki of Ophir discusses how to monitor appropriate laser parameters to keep high-power processes stable and predictable. * The webinar was produced by Photonics…

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Three Ms for Laser Cutting Performance: Monitoring, Measuring, and Maintenance

Maintaining performance throughout a laser cutting or welding process is critical to achieving high quality results and preventing damage to materials. This is best done by monitoring the process and measuring certainlaser parameters, to identify issues and allow for preventative maintenance. Laser cutting and welding performance When it comes to laser cutting and welding, maintaining…

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Sustainability in 3D Metal Printing

Raw materials and energy are precious, and the agreed-upon climate targets are ambitious. To achieve greater sustainability, manufacturing processes must be redesigned to conserve resources. Companies have long recognized the opportunities that additive manufacturing offers in this context. A case in point is the rapidly growing field of 3D metal printing – and it is…

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Watch: Laser Measurement Solutions for Material Micro Processing Applications

If you use lasers in material “micro processing” applications – such as drilling via holes in PCBs, OLED display “lift-off”, cutting of smartphone cover glass – you already know how difficult the challenges are. The often delicate combination of laser parameters – ultra short pulse duration, high repetition rate, perhaps short wavelength among others –…

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Safe Laser Welding In The Production Of Batteries

Battery modules are the beating heart of every electric car. They ensure mobility and security, and their reliability determines whether a vehicle is accepted or not. The BMW Group launched the i3, the first fully electric production vehicle, back in 2013 – so the company is well aware of the pitfalls of battery production, which…

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Watch: Understanding Laser Energy Measurement & How Laser Energy Measurement Works

If you need to measure laser pulse energies, you have probably run into a variety of issues and concepts that seem to just cause confusion… In this webinar, you will learn: – How energy measurement works (short basic version…) – How to make sure you are getting accurate readings – How to avoid out-of-tolerance issues…

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Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold: Sensor Fusion Analysis in Additive Manufacturing Laser Processing

Sensor fusion is a concept that merges – or fuses – data from various sensors to create a more complete understanding of a laser’s performance. It’s particularly important in additive manufacturing using laser powder bed fusion, a 3D printing process that makes metal parts. Metal powder is subjected to powerful laser beams, creating solid layers…

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Luminous Quality For Optimal Photobiomodulation

Light has an impact on our well-being — this conclusion has been drawn by numerous studies across the globe. In particular, positive effects can be achieved with light in the red and infrared wavelengths. With this in mind, Lichtblock GmbH has developed a compact light system that radiates red light in wavelengths of 630, 660…

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Our New Website is Live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, which unites the Ophir and MKS Instruments, Inc. products under one roof. As part of the MKS Instruments, Inc. family, Ophir delivers foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing , industrial manifacturing (automotive, additive manufacturing, material processing etc.) , life and health sciences,…

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Watch: Laser Measurement PC Interfaces

If all your laser measurement work involves a laptop or a PC, rather than a stand-alone meter, one of Ophir’s direct-to-PC interfaces could be an ideal solution. These are full-fledged Laser Power and Energy meters, but instead of having a separate on-board display, the PC becomes your display. In the following video you will learn…

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