Metal 3D Printing: A Machine Shop’s 73 Year-old Journey in the Industry

By Wesley Hart Imperial Machine & Tool Co. took delivery of their first metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine in 2013 — a Selective Laser Melting system from SLM Solutions. The decision to invest was made after seeing one of these “metal 3D printers” in action, growing a component layer-by-layer from titanium. That demonstration made it […]

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ILSC 2017

A Rich Platform for Building Safer Environments By Michelle Williams The world’s leading conference on laser safety returns in 2017, drawing professionals from a variety of industry backgrounds ranging from nurses and applications engineers to researchers and even government and military personnel. LIA’s biennial International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) will be held  on Mar. 20-23, […]

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LAM 2017

Become Part of the Laser Additive Manufacturing Revolution By Michelle L. Stock Additive Manufacturing (AM) has already made big headlines this year as companies such as GE and Ford have announced major initiatives. These headlines hint at the ways that AM processes will impact the manufacturing world and reinforce expectations that an increasing number of […]

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Introducing LIA’s 2017 Officers

Meet the New President & Board of Directors By Michelle Williams LIA’s 2017 President, Paul Denney has been the Senior Laser Applications Engineer within the Automation Division of Lincoln Electric since 2010, where he has focused on furthering laser hybrid capabilities. Since earning his B.S. in Material Science and Engineering and his M.S. in Metallurgy […]

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Laser Generated Side-emitting Fibers for Anti-microbial Applications

By Alan Conneely Medical indwelling catheters used for vascular, respiratory and urological procedures, are implanted in the body for up to 3 months at a time and are therefore very susceptible to infection. In fact Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is perhaps the most common device-associated infection in hospitals with over 1 million infections per […]

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