The use of lasers for industrial cutting and welding seemed to be the theme of Laser 2007, but opinions over which lasers would provide this technology were fiercely divided.
Analysis & opinion
Demanding websites like YouTube and MySpace have been driving the market for laser crystals, a new study suggests, with a 5 per cent increase in profit in this area since 2001.
Machine Vision in European Manufacturing, a conference organised by Imaging and Machine Vision Europe magazine, has announced its first speakers, including representatives from DaimlerChrysler, EMVA and UKIVA
Laser 2007, World of Photonics, which takes place from 18-21 June in Munich, will highlight the latest trends in photonics and the way it is being employed in industry.
The team behind Imaging and Machine Vision Europe magazine has announced a conference entitled Machine Vision in European Manufacturing, to be held in Cambridge, UK on 13-14 September 2007
Laser 2007 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a new focus on the industrial applications of lasers.
An excited buzz filled the air at Photonics West this January, as the event turned out to be SPIE's (the International Society for Optical Engineering) biggest success to date.
Three major suppliers have expanded their presence in Asia. Andor and Edison Opto have opened premises in China, and PowerLase has opened a Korean Service Centre.
Oxxius has raised $10m in a second round of equity financing. The round was led by existing investor Sofinnova Partners, which was joined by AXA Private Equity and Sofinnova Ventures.