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Weekly Lasers Wrap Up – Week of September 19, 2016

  • September 23rd, 2016

Bringing you up to speed on the latest updates in laser industry news, LIA updates, and other laser-related developments, the Weekly Wrap-Up aggregates all that you may have missed this week:

Industry News:

In a recent trade advisory, OSHA announced that they will be sharing safety and health updates via Twitter. The account @OSHA_DOL will provide information to the public regarding OSHA initiatives, activities, publications, and more! OSHA encourages professionals to share these updates within their own networks. LIA will be sharing all laser industry-related updates at our own Twitter handle @laserinstitute. Check out our summary of the advisory here.

Manufacturing Day […]

Laser Institute of America Remembers Laser Safety Community Leader Darrell Seeley

  • September 22nd, 2016

Renowned laser safety teacher and consultant and 2007 Laser Institute of America (LIA) R. James Rockwell Jr. Award winner Darrell Seeley passed away on August 12, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 66.

A longtime LIA corporate member and past member of the LIA Board of Directors, Seeley was also a laser safety pioneer, becoming one of the first nine people in the United States to become a CLSO

(8/12/2002). In addition, he served as a member of the BLS Board of Commissioners and the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136 for Safe Use of Lasers as well as […]

Trade Advisory: OSHA Now Providing Safety and Health Updates on Twitter

  • September 21st, 2016

According to a recent trade advisory, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will now post the latest safety and health updates on its new Twitter account @OSHA_DOL.

OSHA’s new Twitter account will provide critical information for employers, workers, and safety professionals about OSHA initiatives, activities, and publications. OSHA encourages safety and health professionals and companies to follow and retweet information relevant to members and stakeholders, as well as seek internal guidance from OSHA via the Twitter account.

As part of LIA’s fundamental commitment to laser safety support and assistance, we will provide the latest laser safety […]

Weekly Wrap Up — Week of September 12, 2016

  • September 16th, 2016

With Industrial Laser Conference and the Industrial Manufacturing Technology Show wrapping up in Chicago, this week’s summary explains what you may have missed!


The first-ever Industrial Laser Conference at the Industrial Manufacturing Technology show took place September 13, in Chicago, Illinois. LIA was there to capture to-the-minute updates from the event. For a recap, visit #ILCatIMTS on Twitter, where you will find photos from the event, glimpses from inside presentations, and maybe some familiar faces! The Industrial Laser  Conference touched on hot topics in laser manufacturing such as additive manufacturing, hybrid tooling, fiber lasers, and more! Follow LIA on Twitter […]

What to See and Do in San Diego at ICALEO® 2016

  • September 15th, 2016

ICALEO® 2016 is right around the corner! In preparation for the event, we’ve compiled a quick guide of points of interest for laser professionals in San Diego, where the conference is held this year.
It’s time to discover the best in Electro-Optics & Photonics – and one of the most beautiful, engaging cities on the West Coast!

This year’s International Congress on Applications of Laser Electro-Optics and Photonics (ICALEO) takes place October 16–20, 2016 at the Sheraton® San Diego. ICALEO has established itself for over three decades as the conference where researchers and end-users meet to discuss recent advancements in laser applications […]

Three Companies Illustrating the Importance of Electro-Optics and Photonics

  • September 12th, 2016

Electro-optic and photonic technology is expanding and evolving at a rapid rate. Disrupting established norms, innovating processes, and making new contributions to society every day, these growing fields are changing the way we see the world as we know it.

As a supporter of laser applications and practices, LIA acknowledges and celebrates these accomplishments in our newly launched Lasers Today Laser Innovators Series. In no particular order, here are three of the many companies doing their part to further the importance of electro-optics and photonics.

From life-saving bioimaging, to creating the most immersive parts of our favorite theme park rides, these notable […]

IMTS 2016 and the Industrial Laser Conference Are Here! Here’s How to Follow Lasers Live

  • September 11th, 2016

The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show and inaugural Industrial Laser Conference are upon us. Here’s how to follow #LasersatIMTS all week long.
This weekend, the LIA staff travels to Chicago to set up and begin a laser-packed IMTS event! Are you ready for the latest lasers in manufacturing innovations and applications?

No matter whether you’re attending IMTS and the Industrial Laser Conference at McCormick Place, or want to follow the event from your home or office, our Twitter feed will contain breaking and up-to-the-minute laser-focused updates.

To follow the International Manufacturing Technology Show with us all week long, follow our hashtag on […]

Weekly Wrap Up — Week of September 9, 2016

  • September 9th, 2016

The Laser Institute of America & Lasers Today Weekly Wrap Up: Week of September 9, 2016
Bringing you up to date with the latest in lasers, LIA’s Weekly Wrap Up is a collection of this week’s highlights in laser technology, Laser Institute news, and Conference Updates as found across the web, on Lasers Today, and LIA’s network of social media channels.

Coming off of a long, holiday weekend, here’s what you may of missed for the week of September 9th.

Conferences and Events

Industrial Laser Conference at International Manufacturing Technology Show is less than a week away! Celebrating its inaugural year, ILC will […]

Laser Micromachining RF Antennas for Contactless Payments

  • September 9th, 2016

By Debbie Sniderman

Contactless methods are next in the evolution of consumer payment options. Physical contact was needed to integrate payment cards with point-of-sale terminals using magnetic stripes or chips. The faster tap-and-go contactless interactions using Radio Frequency (RF) communication and inductive coupling with a card reader are becoming more widespread. They’re more convenient, more secure, and can link to many different types of payment systems such as subways to help reduce the need for cash.

Typical payment cards with both contact and contactless interfaces have two types of antennas, one on the back of the card’s communication chip (IC) and […]

September’s Featured Corporate Member – Wayne Trail, A Lincoln Electric Company

  • September 8th, 2016

Wayne Trail, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a leader in the design of flexible, automated systems utilized within a wide range of metal forming, fabricating and joining industries. Its current market segments include robotics, welding and fixturing; press automation; tube bending and fabricating systems; tubular hydroform and structural frame automation; build-to-print manufacturing services; and laser processing systems.

At the time of Wayne Trail’s inception, the company provided the Dayton, Ohio-region automotive industry with tools, dies and fixtures. The company’s reputation and customer base grew throughout the years, allowing for the development of its engineering expertise and inclusion of automation […]

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