British and German laser specialists joined forces to develop a new standard in ultra-compact high-energy laser systems capable of printing and cutting even the trickiest materials like glass and plastics. Their timing could not have been better as the laser printing market took off on the back of a consumer manufacturing boom.
Hot and hazardous conditions are part and parcel of jobs like fire-fighting and iron smelting. But smart electronic systems are helping to reduce that risk. Clever safety wear with built-in sensors keep s tabs on the working environment and the worker .