The HALO project has passed the halfway point and has already entered the demonstration phase.
The consortium has decided to use real industrial applications to test the HALO adjustable laser technology on representative commercial operations.
We will be contacting several organisations that have made both suggestions for testing and offers to supply parts for the demonstration.
The HALO newsletter sent yesterday had an compression artefact in Fig 1 on pg 2 which does not represent the original image. This seems to have been introduced in the pdf process.
Please find attached a lower resolution version which does not exhibit this problem (although some other images are of poorer quality).
The HALO newsletter #3 (Mar-2014) is now available from the project website.
It includes an update on sheet metal cutting with adapted polarisation lasers, components for doughnut modes and high speed videography for examining laser cutting processes.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Bruce Napier: firstname.lastname@example.org
HALO will have an exhibit in the Innovation Village at Photonics Europe 2014 (14-17 Apr-2014; Brussels, Belgium). Several members of the consortium will be there to answer questions on the project.
The next newsletter will also be sent out soon, which will contain updates on new components for adaptable beam lasers and optimised polarisation for sheet […]
A new HALO presentation is available from the project website, which includes some recent results.
These include: novel optical components for non-Gaussian beams, cutting process analysis, advances in the cutting of both brittle materials and metals, and progress in bench-marking the state-of-the-art in laser cutting.
Gary Stevens from G&H will present on “High power fibre laser components for 2 um applications.”
Dr. Tom Legg from G&H will represent HALO today at an event in Cambridge. The workshop is organised for the Association of Laser Users by Prof. Duncan Hand from Heriot-Watt University.
Tom will have a table-top exhibition space at the event. If you’re there, […]
The second HALO newsletter is now online. It contains updates on the progress of the project, including work on brittle material cutting at Trumpf, definition of the state-of-the-art in laser cutting by Laser Expertise and LTU’s hosting of the Nordic Laser Materials Processing event in Gothenburg.
If you have any questions on the project, […]
Dr. Dirk Petring (Fraunhofer ILT) was invited to give a presentation on the HALO project to the 66th Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) in Essen (13-Sep-2013).
This presentation included some recent results from the project, including fibre pump beam shapers from G&H, demonstration of a doughnut mode 2.1 um Ho:YAG laser […]
26-28 Aug-2013; Gothenburg, Sweden Lulea University of Technology will host the event, and will present a paper on HALO. If you’re attending, please come along and find out more about the project!!