As the technology of laser marking has advanced, new markets have evolved to take advantage of increasingly faster marking speeds as well as greater marking precision and imaging capabilities. Continuing developments in laser-cavity design, beam-steering and focusing optics, and computer hardware and software are expanding the role of the systems.Steering the beamOf the available marking technologies, beam-steered laser marking systems provide users with the greatest amount of image flexibility in a fast, permanent, noncontact marking process. As manufacturing processes become more automated and after-sale tracking more prevalent, laser markers are frequently the only method available to produce individually unique, permanent images at high speed.Beam-steered laser marking systems usually incorporate either a CO2 or Nd:YAG laser. The CO2 laser emits a continuous-wave output in the far-infrared (10.6-um wavelength) while the Nd:YAG laser emits in the near-infrared (1.06 um) in either a … [Read more...] about Laser Marking Steers a New Course in Manufacturing
Laser induced forward transfer a high resolution additive manufacturing technology
Expands Growing Leadership Position as Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider Incorporates Metal Powder Lifecycle Management Technology with Superior Quality Control and Traceability /EIN News/ -- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) today announced it has acquired LPW Technology Ltd. (LPW), a leader in the development and supply of advanced metal powders and powder lifecycle management solutions to the Additive Manufacturing industry, for approximately $81 million. LPW is based in Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom with additional processing operations near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LPW employs approximately 80 people. “Our aggressive development in key aspects of Additive Manufacturing (AM) demonstrates our commitment to build on our industry-leading position in this space,” said Tony R. Thene, Carpenter’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The acquisition combines LPW’s metal powder … [Read more...] about Carpenter Enhances Additive Manufacturing Capabilities With Acquisition of LPW Technology Ltd.
SANTA FE, N.M., May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGLB) (“Sigma Labs” or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, today announced that the Company has developed and demonstrated closed-loop feedback control of the metal laser powder bed fusion 3D printing process. Using Sigma’s PrintRite3D® technology, the system operates by monitoring the process output and extracting process metrics. The process metrics are then compared to baseline metrics. The system then determines what process input parameter values need to be changed and implements those remedial changes in real time by signaling a change in the laser power in order to maintain the process under control. /EIN News/ -- Mark Cola, Chief Technology Officer of Sigma Labs, stated, “Automatic feedback process control was the next step in completing Sigma Labs’ suite of sensing, monitoring, and control … [Read more...] about Sigma Labs Demonstrates Proof of Concept for Closed Loop Quality Control During Metal Additive Manufacturing
PrintRite3D® SENSORPAK® 4.0 and PrintRite3D® INSPECT® 4.0 Can Shorten Time to Market and Increase Production Yield for 3D Printed Metal Parts /EIN News/ -- SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) (“Sigma Labs” or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, will launch the newest configuration of its PrintRite3D® quality control solution—incorporating PrintRite3D® SENSORPAK® 4.0 hardware and PrintRite3D® INSPECT® 4.0 software—at Formnext 2018, the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing, in Frankfurt, Germany on November 13-16. The Company will be exhibiting its technology and meeting with potential customers at Booth 3.0-H77. “Our latest PrintRite3D® suite of products presents a significant value proposition to OEMs and manufacturers, as it is designed to increase production yield of 3D metal … [Read more...] about Sigma Labs to Launch PrintRite3D® 4.0 Product Suite at Formnext 2018, the Leading Trade Fair for Additive Manufacturing
Bluetooth 5-compliant SoC enables immersive audio sound in Audeze’s award-winning, high-end Mobius gaming headphones CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With mainstream consumer demand for high-quality audio experiences growing, consumers expect Bluetooth audio devices to create an immersive and uninterrupted listening experience. However, Bluetooth audio designs are often limited by the bit depth and frequency rate of existing codecs, which are the communication and compression technology used to send audio over the air. Now designers of audio systems have a fully-certified, Bluetooth 5-compliant System-on-Chip (SoC) with Sony’s LDAC audio codec technology* in the IS2064GM-0L3 from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP). The SoC allows manufacturers to develop a new generation of audio devices with an advanced codec, extending high-resolution audio beyond audiophiles and into mass market Bluetooth wireless products. Upscale headphone manufacturer, … [Read more...] about Create High-Resolution Audio Devices Using Microchip’s New Bluetooth® Audio SoC with Sony’s LDAC™ Technology
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc., continued its momentum as a technology leader at the largest industry trade show in North America, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 10-15. Hurco, Milltronics, and Takumi, the three brands of computerized machine tools in the Hurco brand portfolio, occupied approximately 16,000 square feet of exhibit space, and all three booths experienced unprecedented activity at the 32nd installment of IMTS, which broke all previous records for attendance, exhibition space, and number of exhibitors, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the owner of IMTS. /EIN News/ -- Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc., said, “We just had an outstanding show this year. For Hurco, our brand positioning as a technology leader seemed to resonate with IMTS visitors as a higher percentage of our orders at the show were for our more … [Read more...] about Hurco Celebrated 50th Anniversary at Record-Breaking Manufacturing Technology Show