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

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® […]

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ICALEO 2017: Accepting the Challenge

By: Jim Naugle Held in the Sheraton® Atlanta Hotel, the 36th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) once again brought together many of the best and brightest of laser and optics professionals to network. Scientists and scholars reviewed the state-of-the-art in laser materials processing and predicted where the future will lead. With […]

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2017 Laser Market Review

By: David Belforte, Industrial Laser Solutions In last year’s 2016 report, I opened with comments about the troubling times, political, cultural and economic, we lived in and then expounded on the industrial laser industry seeming to defy bad news with its own good economic news. Well, I could have copied that report, changed a few […]

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LIA Prepares to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

By: Lindsay Weaver Burt In 2018, Laser Institute of America (LIA) will commemorate its 50th year as a professional society dedicated to fostering lasers, laser safety and applications. In 1968, the company was founded by a passionate group of academics consisting of scientists, developers, and engineers who desired to turn the emerging laser world into […]

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3D Printing of Conductive CNT-polymer Composite

By: Ying Liu, Wei Xiong, Lijia Jiang, Yunshen Zhou, Yongfeng Lu Advanced three-dimensional (3D) micro/nanofabrication of functional devices represents a key research topic in modern nanoscience and technology and is critically important to numerous scientific and industrial applications. Among various existing 3D micro/nanofabrication methods, two-photon polymerization (TPP) based on laser direct writing is regarded as […]

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