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Recently posted business news on optics.org:

GE Additive developing largest laser-powder 3D printer
Prototype “Atlas” additive manufacturing tool announced at Paris Air Show, to debut at Formnext in November.
22 June 2017
Metamaterials deal to 'bring laser protection to civil aviation'
Memorandum of understanding with Airbus subsidiary will see optical filters distributed to commercial market next year.
22 June 2017
EPO rewards landmark inventors – including OCT developers
Technical inventors benefiting society recognized by European Patent Office’s Inventor Awards 2017, last week in Venice.
21 June 2017
European Space Agency OK's gravity-wave mission
Ambitious plan to detect gravitational waves in space using laser interferometry penciled in for 2034 launch.
21 June 2017
II-VI acquires Integrated Photonics for $45 million
Buyout of optical isolator materials innovator follows several major acquisitions in recent years. II-VI’s guidance for the quarter unchanged.
21 June 2017
Physik Instrumente lands ELT actuator contract
Nearly 800 quarter-tonne segments of giant primary mirror will be controlled by PI’s position actuators.
21 June 2017
Aachen Center for 3D Printing opens in Germany
University and Fraunhofer venture is said to be “the world’s largest SLM facility”.
21 June 2017
LASER 2017 product preview part 4: fiber lasers
The long term trend of the industry developing ever more fiber lasers in different designs and powers continues at this year's show.
20 June 2017
Photonics makes a mark at Paris Air Show
Sensors and systems from Raytheon, Sofradir and Oxsensis unveiled at giant aerospace exhibition.
20 June 2017
IPG expanding again with systems acquisition
Fiber laser firm buys Minneapolis-headquartered Innovative Laser Technologies for $40M cash.
20 June 2017