March 2014

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Cellular surgery

Performing nanosurgery on live cells promises much as a medical technique of the future. Greg Blackman speaks to Professor Michel Meunier at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montrėal, who presented work on a laser "multi-nanoscalpel" in a plenary talk at Photonics West

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Printing parts

Laser additive manufacturing is an excellent tool for prototyping, but now the technique is being used to build production-quality parts, as Tom Eddershaw discovers