Nowadays the laser is a conventional tool used in industrial manufacturing for a wide variety of applications, from subtractive to additive, from cutting to welding. A major topic in production today is digitalisation and Industry 4.0. In this context the laser is playing a dominant role, because it is possible to produce a part directly from a digital model by contactless processing. This unique feature allows monitoring processes with smart devices, which is a key issue of Industry 4.0.
Spring 2019 - The "Laser User" Magazine