Turbine Blade Cladding & Remelting for Single-Crystal Volume Extension

By Irene Alfred, Boris Rottwinkel, Christian Noelke, Volker Wesling, Stefan Kaierle Nickel-based superalloys are used extensively in the combustor and turbine sections of aircraft engines due to their ability to withstand temperatures of up to 1100°C, thereby increasing engine efficiency. The microstructure of single-crystal turbine blades show superior creep and fatigue properties when compared to poly-crystal […]

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How Does Industrial Laser Safety Impact 2017 Manufacturing?

As manufacturing practices continue to change, how will companies ensure the safety of their employees? Manufacturing is undergoing a revolutionary phase. That is no secret, nor surprise. The shift from traditional manufacturing practices into additive processes is creating new challenges and opportunities across a multitude of industries. It is becoming increasingly common for companies to blur […]

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3 Industries That Benefit from Robots & Laser Manufacturing

By Alanna Ritchie It is getting easier to produce parts for products like land, sea and air vehicles. With the combination of lasers and robots, engineers and their companies are enjoying increased manufacturing speed, better material affordability and better rates for their clients. The pairing also facilitates streamlined processes for welding, cutting, and lightweighting. Furthermore, […]

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Meet Plasmo USA LLC – April’s Featured Corporate Member

By Brandon Kalloo  Plasmo USA LLC, a subsidiary of Plasmo Industrietechnik GmbH, was established in 2013. The Austrian-based technology company provides automated quality assurance systems for manufacturing industries around the world. Their experts are leading the way in the real-time quality control of joining processes and 3D Additive manufacturing. Their services include laser power measurements, […]

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DigiFabCon Explores How Digital Fabrication Such as Laser Cutting & 3D Printing Is Changing the World

From a mobile Humanitarian Fab Lab in refugee camps that uses laser cutting for building temporary housing to 3D Printing on the International Space Station, Digital Fabrication is changing almost every aspect of our lives.  On March 30 and 31, 2017 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA, visionaries at DigiFabCon will explore the […]

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