The latest JK lasers press releases
JK Lasers announce their involvement as a core industrial partner in the EPSRC’s new Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser Based Production Processes. The aims of the CIM are to exploit the unique features of laser light to unlock manufacturing innovation, delivering ground-breaking industrial impact in key areas of the UK economy.
The key academic partners are the University of Cambridge, Cranfield University, Heriot-Watt University, University of Liverpool, and the University of Manchester. The centre combines world class and complementary expertise in all significant aspects of the science and engineering underpinning laser-based production processes, including industrial laser and machine technologies, sensing, laser-material interaction, and manufacturing process applications. The industrial partners involved in the centre span the complete value chain for laser-based production processes, including manufacturers of industrial lasers, of laser production systems, and end-users who exploit lasers in a wide range of manufacturing processes.
Lasers have a major role in high value manufacturing, and indeed are essential tools for a developed economy such as the UK to successfully compete on the world manufacturing stage. Laser processes provide high quality, high precision readily-automated manufacturing solutions, with excellent repeatability whilst retaining a high degree of flexibility, which allows mass customisation and design modifications.
The key research challenges are to develop new laser-based processes enabling the use of a wider range of materials and combinations of materials (e.g. joining of dissimilar and highly dissimilar materials), and to increase quality and reliability with reduced cost for existing laser based manufacturing processes for example, additive manufacture, welding, micro-machining.
JK Lasers will be exhibiting at Laser World of Photonics this year as the exhibition celebrates its 40th anniversary. The show runs alongside the World of Photonics Congress and saw great success in 2011 when the Messe Münchenhosted 1,075 exhibitors and over 27,000 visitors.
A powerful 3kW fiber laser has been launched by global industrial laser manufacturer JK Lasers, part of the GSI Group. The new addition to the company’s Watt to kiloWatt fiber laser range will help enhance manufacturing productivity by processing thicker section metals at faster speeds and to higher standards.
Fiber lasers are a precision material processing tool used for a diverse range of applications from the manufacture of small, intricate medical devices to flat sheet cutting thick section metals. To ensure these parts are manufactured to the highest possible standards, the laser operator precisely controls the intensity on the target. Parameters such as pulse energy and the temporal profile are easily controlled.
The processing advantages of fiber lasers will be showcased by JK Lasers when it makes its debut appearance at The Battery Show, Detroit, between 13 and 15 November.
A flatbed laser cutting machine integrated with a 400W fiber laser from JK Lasers has been awarded a gold medal and diploma at the 2012 International Technical Fair in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
JK Lasers’ new 2kW fiber laser will be displayed on booth 2028 at the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), held on 23 and 24 October in Schaumberg, Illinois, USA.
To reinforce its long and successful history, the GSI Group Laser Division has rebranded as JK Lasers. The company, which marked its 40th anniversary earlier this year, remains committed to developing and manufacturing class leading Nd:YAG and fiber lasers for industrial applications.
The JK System 5000 is a versatile multi-axis laser workstation that has been specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with JK fiber and lamp pumped lasers.