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Thursday

July 27, 2017

Dan Cort

Gentec BLU wireless laser power meters now available

Technical sales engineer Dan Cort introduces us to a new wireless product. One of the most recent additions to the ever-expanding Laser Lines product offering is the Gentec BLU, a series of compact, powerful wireless laser power meters from Gentec. Combining both detector and meter alongside Bluetooth connectivity, the BLU series enables users to display … Continue reading Gentec BLU wireless laser power meters now available

 

Gentec Blu
Category: Photonics

Thursday

July 20, 2017

Peter Smith

Why, and how, should I buy a 3D scanner?

We’ve already looked at resolution and accuracy, the two most important technical considerations when buying a 3D scanner. In this post, we’ll consider the final piece of the puzzle: why should I buy a scanner and what sort? The answer to the first part is clear: cost and time savings. Let’s be honest here. If … Continue reading Why, and how, should I buy a 3D scanner?

 

Why buy 3D scanner
Category: 3D Printing

Thursday

July 13, 2017

Peter Smith

Accuracy is important in 3D scanning, but maybe not why you think

In our last post about 3D scanning, we talked about resolution – and why pixel count shouldn’t be your only consideration. Resolution and accuracy are commonly thought to be one and the same, but they are not. Neither is it true to say that a higher resolution scanner will give a more accurate result. Resolution … Continue reading Accuracy is important in 3D scanning, but maybe not why you think

 

Category: 3D Printing

Thursday

July 6, 2017

Richard Hoy

Which 3D printing technology is best for my business?

Laser Lines’ business development manager, Richard Hoy, talks through the options. As the market reaches maturity, the options for on-site 3D production have never been more diverse. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), PolyJet, and metal each offer something different, but which best fits your development workflow? Fused Deposition Modelling FDM printers are simple to use and … Continue reading Which 3D printing technology is best for my business?

 

Category: 3D Printing

Wednesday

June 28, 2017

Laser Lines

Laser Lines looks to the future at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Driverless cars, a virtual space station and 3D printing are heading to West Sussex this weekend, as Laser Lines joins car lovers at Goodwood for the renowned Festival of Speed. The iconic celebration of all things fast and futuristic will this year debut the FOS Future Lab, a showcase of cutting-edge technologies that few visitors … Continue reading Laser Lines looks to the future at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

Category: 3D Printing

Monday

June 19, 2017

Peter Smith

Busting the resolution myth when buying a 3D scanner

3D scanning product specialist Peter Smith answers the question he is most often asked by people looking for a new 3D scanner. Resolution is often the first-time buyers’ biggest concern when choosing a 3D scanner. With point-and-shoot consumer cameras regularly boasting resolutions over 20-megapixels, they wonder how a five-megapixel scanner can possibly meet their professional … Continue reading Busting the resolution myth when buying a 3D scanner

 

3D Heavy Duty Quadro
Category: 3D Printing

Monday

June 12, 2017

Laser Lines

How a bespoke, 3D printed part changed one customer’s life

When Laser Lines’ customer Bluefrog Design was asked to help a patient’s long-term skin condition, it succeeded where a string of doctors and specialists had failed. “The patient suffers from Paresthesia, which in his case produces a prickling feeling on his chest, especially when clothes rub against it,” says Laser Lines’ product specialist, Jane Gibbons. … Continue reading How a bespoke, 3D printed part changed one customer’s life

 

Category: 3D Printing

Thursday

May 25, 2017

Terry James

Meet Terry James, Laser Lines’ customer support guru

Terry James talks about his role and the work of his industry-beating customer support team. What do you do? As Laser Lines’ Technical Support Manager, I head up our team of nine highly skilled engineers who are responsible for installing and servicing of all the products we provide. My main priority is to ensure our … Continue reading Meet Terry James, Laser Lines’ customer support guru

 

Terry James support manager
Category: Laser Lines

Thursday

May 18, 2017

Laser Lines

New printers and materials land at Laser Lines bureau

Laser Lines’ 3D printing bureau is leading the way once again as the latest Stratasys printers and materials join our extensive line-up. We have invested in one of the first Stratasys F370 printers in Britain, so now you can see its results before you buy a machine, or use us to print the parts you … Continue reading New printers and materials land at Laser Lines bureau

 

Stratasys F370 bureau
Category: 3D Printing

Thursday

May 11, 2017

Chris Ogden

Orlas Suite is the best CAD/CAM software for laser applications

Chris Ogden writes about Orlas Suite, the award-winning, programmable laser processing software. Orlas Suite is the most comprehensive CAD/CAM software for laser applications on the market, and it’s now available from us at Laser Lines, complementing our range of solutions from OR Laser. Supporting cladding, marking, engraving, welding, cutting and 3D printing, it has been recognised … Continue reading Orlas Suite is the best CAD/CAM software for laser applications

 

Orlas Suite logo
Category: Industrial Lasers

Thursday

May 4, 2017

Laser Lines

From rubber-like to carbon fibre, our material range is growing

Laser Lines has long supplied the most diverse range of materials and, as a Stratasys Platinum Partner, we stock the full range – including three brand new materials, each with its own unique properties. The rubber-like Agilus30, robust Nylon 6 and carbon fibre-reinforced Nylon 12CF, available today, extend the abilities of Objet, Connex and Fortus … Continue reading From rubber-like to carbon fibre, our material range is growing

 

Agilus materials
Category: 3D Printing

Thursday

April 27, 2017

Laser Lines

When Couth’s SuperFast Dot Peen system makes sense

This week’s blog looks at the outstanding results that can be achieved with the market-leading high-speed Dot Peen marking system In a previous blog, we explored one of the more recent additions to Laser Lines’ product portfolio, the range of Dot Peen marking solutions from Spanish developer, Couth. A cost-effective alternative to laser marking, the … Continue reading When Couth’s SuperFast Dot Peen system makes sense

 

Couth SuperFast
Category: Industrial Lasers
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