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.

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Conferences and Events

Industrial Laser Conference at International Manufacturing Technology Show is less than a week away! Celebrating its inaugural year, ILC will take place September 13th in Chicago, Illinois. Unable to make it this year? Follow #ILCatIMTS for frequent updates throughout the event day on 9/13!

Entering its 34th year, ICALEO® is the event where researchers and end users meet to review laser processes and applications, while also discussing the future of the industries. This year’s conference will be chaired by Silk Pflueger of Direct Photonics, notably the first female congress chair for ICALEO®. Sponsors for this year’s event include IPG Photonics Corporation, Edgewave GmbH Innovative Laser Solutions, SPI Lasers, and more! ICALEO® will take place October 16–20, in San Diego, CA. Register Today!

Additive manufacturing is continuing to revolutionize and disrupt long-standing manufacturing processes. Learn how top educational facilities and industry leaders are meeting the challenges presented by the emerging world of additive manufacturing at the National Forum on Additive Manufacturing and Training. Taking place Tuesday, October 11th at Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, in State College, PA, do not miss your chance to hear academic and industry speakers and panelists discuss the future of additive manufacturing. Get your tickets here.

Laser Industry News

SLM Solutions will premiere their own 3D metal printing system at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show. The system, featuring twin 400W lasers, is considered to be one of the fastest machines in its class. See a live demo at booth N-71 during IMTS, next week. Learn more about the system’s capabilities here.

Advanced Manufacturing published an article discussing the growth of additive manufacturing as an industry, as evidenced by the creation of a standalone pavilion at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show. Previously, additive manufacturing technology was included as part of an emerging technology pavilion, before being combined with laser and fabricating technology. Learn more about what this means for the industry here.

According to Industrial-Lasers, company Universal Laser Systems has filed a patent for technology that will combine multiple wavelengths of laser energy into a single beam. This technology will be used to combine laser power levels and wavelengths, making it a versatile option for job shops that require a broad range of materials, within one system. Learn more about the new development here.

LIA Updates & News

Interested in enrolling in a laser safety program, but are unsure what type of class to sign up for? Be sure to check out this LIA blog post that helps you determine which laser safety program is right for you. Breaking down what sorts of classes are available for each type of instruction, such as online, classroom, or on-site, you are sure to find the right program for your field and needs. The post also includes a link to a digital presentation on Laser Safety, similar to the ones found in the online courses, giving you a small taste of what to expect. Check it out here.

The latest LIA Trend Report is now available. This edition turns its focus on 3D printing and the future of laser technology manufacturing. Learn about alternatives to traditional manufacturing applications, military use of laser technology, 3D printers for consumer use, and more. Download the report here.

September’s featured corporate member is Wayne Trail, A Lincoln Electric Company. Wayne Trail is a leader in flexible, automated systems for metal forming, fabricating, and joining industries. Considered an innovator in laser welding, learn how Wayne Trail is continuing to meet new challenges in the industry, as well as the company’s focus on investing in and developing laser processes here.

Interested in learning more about laser additive manufacturing and other emerging laser technologies? Lasers Today keeps you up to date on all that you need to know about the laser industry, LIA, and more.

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