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The Basics of Laser Safety
By Normand Lemieux on January 04, 2018

Nobody expects that the intensity required to tear speckles of metal from a part to be harmless to humans. But you might not expect that the reflections of the laser beam might be harmful to humans...

Laser Automation of an Industrial Laser Marking System
By Normand Lemieux on December 18, 2017

High-power lasers, such as those used for marking, cleaning and cutting applications, when they are encased in a properly designed enclosure become 100% safe for workers and passersby. In this video,...

High-Power Laser Marker Embedded in Conveyor Enclosure
By Normand Lemieux on November 28, 2017

High-power lasers, such as those used for marking identifiers on metal, can be embedded in enclosures. Such systems, when properly designed, are 100% safe for workers and passersby. Laserax has...

Webcast: Part Traceability and Permanent Laser Marking
By Normand Lemieux on November 21, 2017

Lasers were first used in industrial applications by Western Electric in 1965 (1). Since then, lasers have been adopted in many other industrial applications. Laserax has become a leader in permanent...

Integrating laser markers : An interview with Paul Rochette
By Normand Lemieux on November 09, 2017

Mr. Paul Rochette, Director Business Development for Primary Metal - Laserax Paul graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in product...

Industrial Traceability in the Aluminum Industry with Laser Marking
By Normand Lemieux on October 26, 2017

Accountability is currently one of the most important priorities in manufacturing, especially in light of recent scandals, such as the Kobe Steel fumble. If a  supplier steps out of bounds, it...

Understanding Common Aluminum Alloys Series
By Normand Lemieux on July 12, 2017

Pure aluminum is seldom used in common industrial applications. It is usually alloyed with other metals. The choice of additives depends on the ultimate intended use of the product. In ESAB knowledge...

List of Fiber Laser Systems Applications
By Normand Lemieux on May 30, 2017

In Fiber Laser: The State of the Art, Jeff Hecht from Laser Focus World describes the main components of fiber lasers. He then goes on with describing their features and configuration. He finishes...

What is an Industrial Laser and How Does it Work?
By Mohamed Bahdine on May 26, 2017

For a lot of people, lasers are small boxes that shoot red dots, which drive cats crazy. But in fact, laser systems are used in many manufacturing processes. They can be used for cutting metal or...