Renowned mechanical engineer, inventor Schawlow award winner and LIA fellow Dr. Marshall G. Jones will provide a keynote presentation at this year’s fifth Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®). His cornerstone address, titled Industrial Applications of Laser Material Processing in GE, will be held on April 27 at 2:15 PM at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre.
Dr. Jones, a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and a research and development innovator, has worked in every field of GE’s industrial business segments. For over four decades, he has focused his career on laser material processing, laser device development and fiber optics, affording him 45 publications and over 55 US patents.
“At GE Global Research Center, our everyday mission is to build, connect and power the evolving global manufacturing industry,” Jones said. “From aviation to health care manufacturing, lasers are a key expedient in transforming how we work across supply chains and manage our resources.”
Jones will touch on past, present and potential future uses of lasers for material processing. He will also cover various business units and applications, such as laser welding in the power industry, laser drilling and additive manufacturing in aviation, the welding of refractory materials in lighting, health care’s opportunities for laser based deposition of tungsten, and laser welding of head liners in transportation.
Dr. Jones’s keynote address is just one of four keynote presentations to be held at LME 2016. The fifth event will feature the latest thought leadership by industry experts in 3D printing, additive manufacturing, cutting, welding, drilling and marking.
For more information on LME 2016 and to register, visit www.laserevent.org.