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LIA Announces Conference Program Highlights for ICALEO 2017

  • September 28th, 2017

Orlando, FL – September 28, 2017 – The Laser Institute of America (LIA) announces the technical program and conference highlights for the 36th annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®). Industry visionaries, technical specialists, researchers, end users, and equipment manufacturers will convene at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore advances in laser applications happening today in a wide variety of industries October 22-26.

“I am honored to have worked with the most innovative minds in laser applications to bring ICALEO’s program to life,” said congress general chair, Christoph Leyens, of TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer […]

Approaching Photonic Serial Production: Laser-remote-processing of Automotive CFRP Components

  • September 22nd, 2017

By: Dr.-Ing. Peter Jaeschke, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

The efficient use of limited resources is one of the greatest challenges of our times. To address this, lightweight solutions and concepts are already being adapted for the transportation industry, in particular within the automotive and aerospace sectors. However, in order to broaden the use of lightweight materials, there needs to be suitable processing, testing and measuring techniques in place for a variety of materials, constituting a prerequisite for economic, flexible and automated high volume production. In this context, photonic technologies can provide solutions. Since the operating mode of the laser is both highly […]

Meet Haas Laser Technologies Inc. – September’s Featured Corporate Member

  • September 21st, 2017

Gilbert Haas founded Haas Laser Technologies Inc. in 1992. From its inception, he wanted the company to exemplify innovation, reliability and quality above all else. Additionally, he aimed at producing laser beam delivery components, which would define industry standards.

“Our products include laser beam delivery components, laser beam diagnostic equipment and custom laser systems,” said Gilbert Haas, president of Haas Laser Technologies.

The company has approximately 20 employees who work out of three key locations: Florida, Washington and its main facility in New Jersey. International distributorships support the company’s products worldwide.

Haas mentioned that the corporation, which turns 25 this year, has […]

LIA Names Laser Era Revolutionary Paul Seiler Recipient of 2017 Schawlow Award

  • September 20th, 2017

For Immediate Release:

ORLANDO, FL – September 20, 2017 – The Laser Institute of America (LIA) proudly announces Dr. Paul Seiler winner of the 2017 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The LIA selected Seiler for pioneering laser use, expanding the field of industrial laser use, and creating innovative tools. He has shown a fundamental understanding of laser materials interactions and how laser capabilities can be applied to daily life.

Seiler will address the laser community during the LIA Awards Luncheon, which is part of the 2017 International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®). ICALEO conference attendees are invited to attend […]

Laser Micromachining of Transparent Dielectrics – Glass and Quartz Using Nano Short Pulsed Nd: YVO4 Laser Harmonics

  • August 15th, 2017

By Shiva Gadag, Radovan  Kovacevic and Nilesh  Ramani

Glass, Quartz, and Silicon are made out of sand grains consisting of Silica, SiO2. Silicon and Glass are two basic building blocks which go hand-in-hand in the fabrication of optoelectronics and microelectronics device for MEMS and Biomedical microdevice applications such as charge coupled device, lab-on-a-chip, microsensors, microfluidic arrays, PV solar cells etc.

Miniaturization of microelectronics device is the driving force for laser micromachining of transparent dielectric Glass, Quartz and semiconductor Silicon materials. The dawn of digital era has diminished the dimensions of digital devices to micron and submicron scale resulting in shrinking the […]

Meet PhotoMachining, Inc. – August’s Featured Corporate Member

  • August 14th, 2017

In 1997, John O’Connell and Ronald Schaeffer founded PhotoMachining, Inc., a world leader in precision micromachining applications.

The company specializes in the use of Ultraviolet (UV) and Ultra Short Pulse (USP) lasers. Their lasers come in

a wide variety of wavelengths, which enables them to provide the laser industry with laser micromachining, contract manufacturing, and laser micro machining systems for industrial applications specific to customer requests.

“The development of laser technology has occurred to a great extent over the last 20 years and we have always tried to have the newest lasers available,” said Dr. Ronald Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer with PhotoMachining. […]

Laser Institute of America Presents Additive Manufacturing: Trends in North America Session at World of Photonics Congress 2017

  • July 19th, 2017

As part of the World of Photonics Congress’s Additive Manufacturing subconference at LiM 2017, North American laser manufacturing leaders shared a comprehensive look at the latest developments and innovations.
ORLANDO, FL – The Laser Institute of America (LIA) presented its 90 minute session,  AM: Trends in North America, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the International Congress Center in Munich, Germany. The session was part of the Additive Manufacturing subconference of Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM) 2017 at the World of Photonics Congress Lasers in Manufacturing event, held from June 26-29, 2017 and organized by the German Scientific Laser Society […]

Registration Now Open for Laser Institute of America’s 2017 ICALEO® Conference

  • July 17th, 2017

Held from October 22-26 in Atlanta, ICALEO® 2017 attendees will review state-of-the art updates in laser materials processing and predict where the future will lead
ORLANDO, FL — Laser Institute of America (LIA), the professional society for lasers, laser applications and laser safety worldwide, announces that registration is now open for the 2017 International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) Conference.

Held this year from October 22-26 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, the 36th edition of the conference continues its legacy as the leading source of technical information in the laser industry, dedicated to the […]

ILSC 2017 Gathers the World’s Medical & Industrial Laser Safety Professionals

  • July 12th, 2017

Written By: Jamie King 
Laser Institute of America’s (LIA) International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) was held from March 20-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
With over 200 laser safety professionals from around the world attending, medical and industrial workers from novice to expert discussed everything from laser generated air pollution to non ionizing radiation. Held concurrently with a full week of meetings by laser standards committees and punctuated by a host of networking events, ILSC 2017 deftly balanced technical and practical information through over 80 presentations and plenaries.

Pre-Conference Highlights
The day before the official kickoff of the conference, […]

Diode Lasers in Cladding, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing

  • July 11th, 2017

By Oleg Raykis
Today there exist a number of technologies for additive manufacturing of components.
The two most prominent types utilizing lasers for generating parts out of metals are either powder bed based solutions or direct energy deposition, often referred to as laser metal deposition. As a company Laserline focuses mainly on the second type. Depending on the application it allows you to produce larger part sizes with higher productivity (deposition rates and therefore higher productivity) due to the fact of not being limited by the size of the building chamber as it would be in the case of a powder […]

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