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From time immemorial ornamental stones have been considered a noble material in building and construction. Traditionally, Portugal, among some other countries, is recognized for the high quality... (View Full Article)
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Silicon is widely used in a number of industries but primarily in solar cells and in semiconductor manufacture, with growing applications in jewelry and entertainment goods. In the majority of... (View Full Article)
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The average power required for these small scale tube cutting applications is in most cases relatively low and is well within the power range of currently available fiber lasers. Certain specialist... (View Full Article)
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Detailed results on fiber laser cutting of thin sheet stainless steel are presented here for the first time. Not only are kerf widths very narrow but cuts also exhibit very low taper and recast layer... (View Full Article)
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The Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC) is a device used by scientists to exert extreme pressures on a material. A DAC, used at room temperature, can generate a pressure of up to 250kbar/25GPa. Research has... (View Full Article)
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The use of lasers for colour marking is not new as the technique has been known for over 10 years. This technique was identified as a viable process for use on craft metal work and jewellery. However,... (View Full Article)
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The Night and Day marking application, also known as paint removal, is a very demanding application in various industries such as in the design of a car's interior. Research is continuously carried... (View Full Article)
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Laser marking is fundamentally different from ink printing, the traditional method of writing on plastics. Whereas direct ink printing puts an image on the surface of the plastic which can be removed... (View Full Article)
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ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a common thermoplastic used to make light, rigid, moulded products such as wall sockets, keyboards etc. Many industries use ABS in a wide range of products due... (View Full Article)
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Polycarbonates are a particular group of thermoplastic polymers. They are easily worked, moulded, and thermoformed; as such, these plastics are very widely used in many modern industries. Their... (View Full Article)
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Fiber lasers are penetrating the precision laser processing market rapidly due to the many advantages of this type of laser; this is particularly true for precision laser welding. Most precision... (View Full Article)
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Since the start of the laser industry high power CO2 lasers have been used for welding sheet steel and a great deal of information is available on this subject. However, welding very thin steel sheets... (View Full Article)
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Fiber lasers have now matured into exceptionally reliable and stable industrial tools. These lasers have unique capabilities that enable a wide range of high quality micro-machining processes; of... (View Full Article)
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Whilst there has been a noticeable rise in the adoption of alternative energy sources such as wind turbines and solar cells, one technology appears to be the future of power generation - fuel cells. A... (View Full Article)
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Silicon Carbide is a high temperature engineering ceramic that has impressive thermal properties; a high melting point, high thermal conductivity, high electric field breakdown strength and high... (View Full Article)
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Fibre lasers have now matured into exceptionally reliable and stable industrial tools. The lasers have unique capabilities that enable improvements to a wide range of industrial processes. This report... (View Full Article)
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Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCO) are a group of thin films widely used for liquid crystal displays, flat panel displays, plasma displays, touch panels, electronic ink applications, organic... (View Full Article)
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Copper is a versatile material and one of the best known conductors of heat and electricity. It has many applications but its properties make it ideal for use in the electronics industry, for flexible... (View Full Article)
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Engineers and scientists are always engaged in producing better polymeric materials variety by manipulating the molecular structure that affects the final polymer produced. Manufacturers and... (View Full Article)
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Kapton DuPont™ 75 micron thick DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide film has more than 40 years of proven performance as the material of choice in applications involving very high or very low... (View Full Article)
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A unique mathematical model to simulate the process of cutting natural stones in rectilinear (straight line) path, by carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, was implemented in a personal computer. The... (View Full Article)
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Tungsten is a very hard metal with great tensile strength and an extremely high melting point. It is often alloyed with other metals but in its purest form, it is commonly used in electronics... (View Full Article)
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To-day, almost in every endeavor of human existence we come across items made of plastic material. Over the past 50 years usage of polymeric (plastic) material (e.g. PVC, PE, PC PP etc.) throughout... (View Full Article)
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Thin, rigid flex circuit is the type of material used for making a printed circuit board (PCB). It describes the board itself with no copper covering. The thin, rigid flex circuit material used in... (View Full Article)
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Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite structural material containing high-strength fibrous embedded reinforcements which develop mechanical properties greatly superior to the base polymer... (View Full Article)
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Integrated Circuits (ICs) represent a significant output of the semiconductor and electronics industries. The active electronic parts are encapsulated in an epoxy/resin based packages. These come in a... (View Full Article)
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As the medical industry continues to demand smaller and more intricate components and devices, so the challenge for manufacturing them increases. One specific aspect that has been successfully tackled... (View Full Article)
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Alumina (also known as Aluminum Oxide, Al2O3) is an extremely good electrical insulator with fantastic thermal properties - for this reason it is often used in the electronics sector for thin film... (View Full Article)
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The use of photovoltaic (PV) cells that harness the power of the sun to produce electricity is growing very rapidly. Although the majority of the production currently uses silicon in the range of... (View Full Article)
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Silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide have been used as AR coatings in solar cells but SiO has a low refractive index whereas TiO does not contribute to surface passivation. Silicon nitride is an... (View Full Article)
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Titanium is a light, strong metal, known for corrosion resistance and bio compatibility. It is widely used in the expanding implanted medical device market and equally popular in Aerospace and high... (View Full Article)
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Copper is a versatile material and one of the best known conductors of heat and electricity. It has many applications but its properties make it ideal for use in the electronics industry, for flexible... (View Full Article)
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Copper is typically the most challenging material to laser weld, welding it to a less expensive dissimilar material such as steel is doubly challenging. This work was done to demonstrate the... (View Full Article)
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Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy used to treat cancerous tumors. The technique involves implanting a 'seed' containing a small amount of radioactive material directly into or close to the... (View Full Article)
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Thermoplastics are plastic compounds which, in their final state as finished articles, are capable of being repeatedly softened by an increase of temperature and hardened by a decrease of temperature.... (View Full Article)
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Fiber lasers have now matured into exceptionally reliable and stable industrial tools. These lasers have unique capabilities that enable a wide range of high quality micro-machining processes; of... (View Full Article)
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Conventional cutting of fine wires for the medical industry can produce sharp, angular damaged ends. A novel laser technique has been developed to separate wires such that well rounded ends are... (View Full Article)
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Scientists and engineers worldwide are increasingly focusing on finding newer more efficient, safer, economical and less cumbersome ways to decommission and dismantle increasing volumes of the nuclear... (View Full Article)
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Laser Forming (LF) involves the non-contact controlled bending of a metallic component with a laser. Over the past 30 years, laser technology has rapidly developed and diversified, replacing or... (View Full Article)
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Microfluidics devices have enjoyed great success in certain niche applications in the past few years - the most mature application being ink-jet printing, which uses orifices less than 100 micrometers... (View Full Article)
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A range of processes are now available that come under the general heading of Rapid manufacturing. These are also referred to as 'Layer manufacturing' or 'Solid freeform fabrication' (SFF) processes.... (View Full Article)
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An in-depth research study was conducted by H. Golnabi and M.H. Mahdieh in November 2004 at the Institute of Water and Energy, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, and Physics Department, Iran... (View Full Article)