PHOTOVOLTAIC power systems, ELECTRIC power production, PHOTOVOLTAIC power generation, HEAT transfer, and OPTOELECTRONIC devices
Reports on how heat-transfer simulation can aid in thermophotovoltaic prototyping. Overview of thermophotovoltaic energy generation; Suitability for improving efficiency of fossil-fuel-driven power plants and powering cleanly combusting, electrically-driven automobiles; Difference of thermophotovoltaic systems from typical electronic systems; Observation of a significant amount of heat transfer to the air surrounding the thermophotovoltaic device.
The article reports on the research about the significance of fiber lasers for rapid prototyping conducted by SPI Lasers, a Southampton, England-based firm which specializes in power fiber lasers used in the industrial market. The researchers try to show that rapid prototyping can be further improved through better surface finish and increased fill density made possible by fiber lasers. Moreover, it was emphasized that the temporal and spatial stability of fiber lasers help in the improvement in layer uniformity.
COMMERCIAL products, TIME to market (New products), RAPID prototyping, LASERS, OPTOELECTRONIC devices, and INDUSTRIAL lasers
Features products related to the laser industry as of April 2004. Introduction of the Staccato laser developed by Lumera Laser GmbH; Availability of the standard and custom large beam collimators from LightPath Technologies Inc.; Design and specification of the Vario laser marking system from Virtek.