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Dr. Kay Ball Releases Revision of Lasers – The Perioperative Challenge Through Laser Institute of America

  • March 21st, 2018

ORLANDO, FL, March 21, 2018 — Published through the Laser Institute of America (LIA), renowned author Dr. Kay Ball has revised her book, Lasers – The Perioperative Challenge, to provide updated laser technology information to healthcare professionals. This is the fourth edition; the first was published in 1990, and Dr. Ball notes that much has evolved in the laser world since then.

“Dr. Ball’s book is an excellent read for medical personnel who are new to the use of lasers in medicine and wish to get a comprehensive understanding of lasers used in surgery and other areas outside of the OR. The […]

Explore Laser Manufacturing Technology at the Lasers for Manufacturing Event

  • March 19th, 2018

ORLANDO, FL (March 19, 2018) – The Laser Institute of America is excited to announce that the 2018 Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois March 28-29. This year will be the first time the event will be co-located with the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Conference, which takes place March 27-28.

LME offers an opportunity for anyone interested in using lasers in manufacturing to learn more about commercial applications and interact with companies that offer laser manufacturing solutions.

The event will feature about 60 exhibitors, including Amplitude, Ekspla, Light Conversion, Lumentum, […]

Design Guidelines For Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures

  • March 5th, 2018

Design Guidelines for Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures
By Ake Ewald and Josef Schlattmann
Weight critical applications, like parts in the aerospace industry, are driven by lightweight design. Titanium alloys have great potential in lightweight design of structural parts due to their excellent specific mechanical properties. Today, structural parts are manufactured in conventional milling processes. Titanium parts are characterized by poor milling behaviour as well as high material waste rates up to 95 % [1]. The Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) is a layer-wise manufacturing process for the production of three-dimensional complex parts [2].

LMD builds parts based on a nozzle-fed powder, […]

Register Now for the 2018 Lasers for Manufacturing Event!

  • March 2nd, 2018

By Ron D. Schaeffer, Ph.D.

The laser market is booming! While the U.S. economy in general is on a tear with the stock markets at record highs, the laser industry in particular is showing better financial numbers than the overall economy.  The total laser market was up approximately 20% in 2017 relative to 2016, making it one of the best years in the history of the laser industry, and it appears that 2018 could show just as much growth.

The laser market is growing due to manufacturers discovering the use of lasers to improve their processes. Don’t be left behind […]

LIA Invites You to The 2018 Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference

  • March 1st, 2018

By Ron D. Schaeffer, Ph.D.

 Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) is one of the most exciting potential growth areas for the laser industry. The market has been watched for a few years and every year there are gains in the revenue generated by this market segment, but so far the revenue curve has not started rising dramatically. This can be viewed as both good news and bad news. The “bad” news is that the market has not exploded…yet! According to Alan Nogee from Strategies Unlimited, the industry can be broken down as follows:

• Stereolithography – Reasonable growth but the industry depends […]

Explore the Possibilities of Laser Additive Manufacturing at LIA’s 2018 LAM Conference

  • February 16th, 2018

ORLANDO, FL (February 16, 2018) – The Laser Institute of America is pleased to announce that the 2018 Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) conference will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, March 27–28. For the first time in its 10-year history, the conference will be co-located with the Lasers in Manufacturing Event® (LME®). LAM attendees will be granted free access to the LME exhibit, which takes place March 28–29.

The LAM conference is an excellent networking and educational opportunity for anyone interested in working in the additive manufacturing industry or discovering laser additive manufacturing solutions for their […]

Combination of Short and Ultrashort Pulse Laser Processing for Productive Large Scale Structuring of 3D Plastic Mould Steel

  • February 14th, 2018


By: Andreas Brenner, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology  and Fabian Kurzidim, Volkswagen AG
Increasing demand for surface functionality
Surface functionality is an increasing and crucial factor for the success and acceptance of a product. Through structured surfaces products can gain additional functions. In the automotive industry for example microstructures enable friction reduction in combustion engines or optimize lighting efficiency in LED lights. A glance into a vehicle’s interior is enough to see that detailed structures convey the feeling of exclusivity. For a long time, leather was the dominant look. Now the preference is for fine, more technical structures.

Able to offer virtually unlimited precision, lasers […]

DOE Launches Competition To Spur Domestic Energy Technology Manufacturing

  • February 12th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting an American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) competition with the hope of encouraging more domestic manufacturing of energy technologies.

Business incubators, accelerators and universities selected to participate in the competition will partake in the Build4Scale manufacturing training program to educate energy technology entrepreneurs about manufacturing practices and to connect them to U.S.-based manufacturers. 

Four organizations will be chosen to lead the training and will be awarded $150,000 each. After a year of training, the DOE will evaluate the organizations’ performance based on the revenue they generated from investors and the number of partnerships […]

Discover the Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships in Additive Manufacturing with America Makes at LAM 2018

  • February 8th, 2018

Our Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Conference is less than 2 months away. This annual event features a series of presentations from industry leaders that highlight the latest advancements in additive manufacturing technology, applications, policy, standards and training for a variety of industries.

LAM 2018 is in Schaumburg, Illinois, and will be co-located with the Lasers in Manufacturing Event (LME). All LAM attendees will be granted free access to the LME exhibit and reception at the end of the sessions on the second day.

This year’s event will kick off with the keynote presentation “Smart Collaboration: A Public-Private Approach to Advancing the […]

OSHA and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Form Alliance to Provide Safety and Health Information to Certification Holders

  • February 7th, 2018

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has joined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance Program. Through this 2-year collaborative program, OSHA provides mentoring and resources to help safety and health-focused organizations prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. BCSP members will take part in developing educational safety resources for employers, and participate in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign, and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. 

BCSP sets the standards for safety practices and has certified over 38,000 safety, health, and environmental professionals.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing […]

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