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Companies in Laser Engineering

offer consultancy and services in laser micromaching using YAG and excimer lasers
Alma Lasers
is a unique website offering advances and articles in Cosmetic & Medical Dermatology
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is an international supplier of industrial gases including laser gas mixtures.
BOC Group
has an international portfolio of companies grouped for management control and reporting into three business segments. These are Gases & Related Products, Health Care, and Vacuum Technology & Distribution Services.
Charles Day Limited
Steel laser, water jet, flame cutting, & profiling services in the UK
Coherent, Inc.
is recognized as a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of lasers and laser-based systems for medical, scientific and commercial applications.
Directed Light Inc
is the largest independent distributor of laser components and supplies in the Americas, providing parts and services for all brands and types of lasers to customers throughout North and South America.
The laser job shop uses a variety of CO2 and Nd:YAG laser systems to provide contract services for cutting, welding, drilling and ablation of common materials for customers in northern California and across the U.S.
Edmund Industrial Optics
is a leading supplier of optics and optical components ,designing and manufacturing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and opto-mechanical equipment.
is a manufacturer of solid state lasers and related equipment for scientific, industrial, medical applications, with an emphasis on customized laser systems.
GSI Group
The Laser Division of GSI Group designs, manufactures and sells leading laser brands for use in a variety of manufacturing applications. Our lasers are offered to manufacturers and industrial integrators as manufacturing process tools and to OEMs for integration of systems.
Industrial Laser Manufacturers Directory
Industrial laser manufacturers directory including diode lasers, marking lasers, welding lasers, laser technology, CO2 lasers, and YAG lasers.
Jarvie Engineering Pty Limited
is an Australian Engineering/manufacturing/jobbing shop specialising in the manufacture and repair of hydraulic cylinders and medium to heavy equipment particulary associated with the underground and open cut mining industry. High power CO2 lasers are used to apply wear and corrosion resistant coatings to metal components up to 10 tonne weight, and 6 meters in length.
LASAG Industrial Lasers
is a manufacturer of solid state industrial pulsed Nd:YAG (Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum Garnet) laser sources which are primarily used for welding, cutting, and drilling of metals.
Laser Lines
are well established as a major supplier of an extensive range of advanced technology products and systems for the industrial, scientific, military, medical and communications markets
Lynton Lasers
designs, manufactures and markets laser systems, related accessories and other electro-optical products. Major markets include the medical market, particularly dermatology and plastic surgery, and now the growing conservation and laser cleaning market.
Oxford Lasers
High Powered Lasers for Science and Industry. Copper Lasers offer unprecedented power, precision and flexibility. With pulse repetition rates up to 50,000 pulses per second, and pulse durations of less than 30 nsec, the copper laser is ideal for many applications.
PhotoMachining is the leader in supplying contract laser microvia drilling services to the microelectronics industry.
PRC Laser
Industrial CO2 lasers for laser cutting and welding
Purex International LLP
Laserex� extraction systems are specifically designed to integrate with laser production processes that produce hazardous laser fumes and dust.
Rofin-Sinar Technologies
designs, develops, engineers, and manufactures industrial laser products and components for cutting, welding and marking a wide range of materials.
Sealed CO2 lasers for industrial manufacturing applications
Browse Synrad's Applications Database Search our online library for more applications of Synrad's sealed CO2 laser technology. Sort by material, process, or industry.
Laser technology for Marking systems, Spare parts, Safety equipment, Tools & Accessories and Sub-contract part marking
Thales Laser
manufactures high quality Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF lasers and also Ti:Sapphire femtosecond systems for scientific and industrial applications.
The TRUMPF online marketplace for used machines specializes in sheetmetal working.

Organizations in Laser Engineering

Association of Industrial Laser Users
is an independent non-profit making organisation set up to serve the needs and interests of the industrial laser community and to help users make the most of laser technology.
Columbia University
research work at the Manufacturing Research Laboratory (MRL) includes analysis, modeling and control of manufacturing processes and equipment, including laser materials processing particularly laser forming
Faraday Partnerships
The Faraday Partnership initiative is aimed at promoting improved interactions between the UK science, engineering and technology base and industry. The Rapid Manufacturing through Powder Processes partnership will engender cross-sector communication and technology transfer across the powder-based manufacturing industries
Japan Laser Processing Society (JLPS)
a non-profit society regarding material processing with laser (in Japanese)
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
serves the international materials minerals and mining community through its wide range of learned society activities and by acting as the professional body for materials scientists and engineers.
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Laser Processing Laboratory is involved in research and development of laser-based manufacturing processes using high-power CO2 and Nd YAG lasers and 3D workstations.
Laser Institute of America - Laser Applications & Laser Safety
is a professional membership society comprised of laser researchers, manufacturers, integrators, and users working together to increase the use and safe application of laser technologies.
Links to Laser Related Products and Information
access to networking opportunities with other companies, educational opportunities and the skills and expertise of the Fraunhofer Center for Laser Technology engineering staff, laser manufacturers and component suppliers.
Laser Zentrum Hannover
has served as a competent, technical link between physics-oriented and production technology-oriented fields. Close co-operation between production engineers, material scientists and physicists has resulted in interdisciplinary solutions to problems concerning all fields of laser applications.
Lasers and Laser Engineering
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Lule� University of Technology
The Laser Research Group at Lule� University of Technology has been working with materials processing using high power CO2-lasers for more than 20 years. The main areas of interest are to further develop laser processes like welding, cutting and different methods for surface modification, but also development of auxiliary equipment needed for the practical industrial and laboratory use of lasers, i.e. optical components, working heads and sensors.
National Research Council Canada-Conseil national de recherches Canada
Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute (IMTI) is to be a leader and catalyst in the research and development of technologies required to provide Canadian industry with a competitive base in the development and integration of systems for the manufacture of discrete products.
NORLAS is a collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to support the Nordic industry in the field of laser materials processing.
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia is a national security laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Co. We design all non-nuclear components for the nation's nuclear weapons, perform a wide variety of energy research and development projects, and work on assignments that respond to national security threats -- both military and economic.
Strathclyde University
Department of Mechanical Engineering carries out research in structural integrity & mechanical design, materials engineering, energy and the environment, and imaging & optical mechanics
Tsinghua University
Department of Mechanical Engineering's Laser Processing Research Center Tsinghua University China
The Welding Institute
is one of Europe's largest independent contract research and technology organisations. Over 400 staff, with a unique blend of technical backgrounds, international experience and language skills, work with industry world-wide to apply joining technology effectively and sponsored research at the U of Cambridge
UK Laser and Electro-Optics Trade Association Ltd
A contact point for UK manufactures and suppliers of laser and electro-optic equipment.
UMIST University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Laser Processing Research Centre is a multidisciplinary research centre that provides contract research, consultancy and training in areas involving metals, ceramics, polymer, composites and semiconductors: laser cutting, welding, drilling, micro-machining, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling, surface modification, security marking, engraving, special applications and laser safety.
Unitek Miyachi Lasers manufactures a range of industrial laser welding and marking systems for laser beam welding, hermetic sealing, and laser welder applications.
University St Etienne
are working in the field of femtosecond micromachining.
University of Twente
development of machining systems for laser materials processing and Euregio Laser Demonstratie Centrum
University of Wisconsin
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, geometrically and functionally complex smart structures, micro/meso scale laser material processing
The Institute of Physics
is a learned society and a professional body for physicists. It is charged by Royal Charter to "promote the advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of and education in the science of physics, pure and applied".
The Worldwide Rapid Prototyping Directory
The Directory is the gateway to the rest of the WWGRP site, and the world of freeform fabrication. It has links and contact information for every commercial system manufacturer, materials manufacturers, and third party software producer.
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Lasertechnik
The German Scientific Society for Laser Engineering with links to many German research institutes
Het centrum voor technologische ondersteuning van bijna 2.000 ondernemingen including laser manufacturing technologies

Laser Safety Information

Health and Safety
in small firms; an introduction to UK Health and Safety at work regulations when using lasers
Laser Institute of America - Laser Safety
is a professional membership society comprised of laser researchers, manufacturers, integrators, and users working together to increase the use and safe application of laser technologies.
Rockwell Laser Industries
The LaserNet operated by Rockwell is putting laser safety in a whole new light through training and consultancy
Sam's Laser FAQ
A Practical Guide to Lasers for Experimenters and Hobbyists - Safety, Info, Links, Parts, Types, Drive, Construction

Other Laser Activities at Liverpool

Europe's first femto-second laser manufacturing facility
The fundamental properties of many materials change uncontrollably when they are machined, as heat propagates through them. While manufacturing industries continue to rely on processing technology which uses conventional energy delivery systems, this is probably unavoidable. Now, however, 'femto-second' processing technology holds out the promise of a solution. In April, The University of Liverpool will install Europe's first femto-second laser manufacturing facility, to help industries and companies to take advantage of this new approach.

The Manufacturing Science & Engineering Research Centre
Aims to develop new manufacturing capabilities and provide industry with the latest enabling technologies including Direct Route to the Production of Metallic Components using SLS technologies, Cold Gas Dynamic Manufacturing, Direct laser remelting, Micro laser cutting of thin sections, High Speed Automated Metal Cutting for Sheet Metal, Operations Development of a System for the Manufacture of Cementless Orthopaedic Implants Using a Novel Cored Biomaterial Structure �Biojoints�, Anatomical Models for Calibration of Blood Velocity Measurements made Using Doppler Ultrasound, Micro-Manufacture Using Advanced Cutting Tools, Functionally graded materials, Ultrafast Laser Materials Processing

Third way for materials processing
Cutting, welding, cleaning and applying coatings are fundamental operations in many manufacturing industries - especially the automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding sectors. The arc devices and lasers currently used have numerous drawbacks, so The University of Liverpool has devised a novel system which integrates the advantages of these conventional tools while minimising their disadvantages and overcoming many of their limitations.

Lasers for Life
Welcome to the website of Lasers for Life, the UK's leading medical laser charity, supporting research and laser therapy across all areas of medicine. This exciting project reflects the development of the charity and we hope that you will be interested in this introduction to our work.