High Growth Areas in Industrial Laser Processing & Monitoring

By Craig Bratt & Rahul Patwa The brilliant light of the laser promises unlimited possibilities for materials processing. Its use in manufacturing dates back to the late 1960s where laser drilling was developed for jet engine components. As laser technology has progressed, fast-paced advances in computers and sensor technologies have enabled the development of improved […]

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How LIA Corporate Members Are Innovating the Future of Manufacturing

The Laser Institute of America aims to foster the future of laser applications. Many of our corporate members uphold similar ideals and they are working hard to advance the future of laser applications in manufacturing. From the development of new life-saving products to building the future of transportation and researching the next steps in the […]

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3 Industries That Benefit from Robots & Laser Manufacturing

By Alanna Ritchie It is getting easier to produce parts for products like land, sea and air vehicles. With the combination of lasers and robots, engineers and their companies are enjoying increased manufacturing speed, better material affordability and better rates for their clients. The pairing also facilitates streamlined processes for welding, cutting, and lightweighting. Furthermore, […]

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Valuable Online Resources in Laser Manufacturing

Whether you are an expert in the field of laser manufacturing, an ambitious student, or are just beginning your career, discovering new information about laser manufacturing applications is always a valuable endeavor. With that in mind, the LIA team compiled a list of the top laser welding and manufacturing-related online publications for you to explore. […]

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Laser Weld Process Monitoring: Seeing the Unseeable

By Christopher M. Galbraith and Paul J.L. Webster The economic case for using lasers in industrial welding applications is no longer in question. Industrial lasers provide massive leverage in the form of an unmatched combination of speed, precision, robustness and—increasingly—accessibility. In serial production they can provide time and cost savings, and enable more efficient product […]

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