Weekly Lasers Wrap Up – Week of December 26, 2016

The Laser Institute of America LasersToday.com Weekly Wrap-Up aggregates industry news, conference updates, and LIA happenings. Here is the latest:

Laser Industry News

Despite turbulence, both economic and political, around the world, industrial laser sales continue to grow, where other manufacturing sectors have slowed. Dominating the market are Carbon Dioxide, Solid State, and Fiber lasers which make up the largest growth for 2016. But what does this mean for 2017? Check out the projections here.

The relationship between the automotive industry and laser technology has strengthened in recent years. From reducing CO2 emissions to creating lighter framework, to mixing materials, the use of laser technology is making vehicle development much more efficient. Get the details here.

LIA Updates

Are you looking to expand upon your existing laser knowledge in 2017? Resolve to become an LIA member in the new year. LIA members receive subscriptions to LIA publications, discounts on all LIA products and services, reduced rates at industry conferences, ample networking opportunities, and more! Student rates are now just $25! For more information on pricing, and how to join please visit https://www.lia.org/membership/

Conference News

Did you miss ICALEO® this year? Be sure to check out the highlights from the 35th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics. Featuring highlights from the congress, the laser materials processing conference, the laser microprocessing conference, the nanomanufacturing conference, and more, be sure to catch up on what you may have missed this October. Find the highlights here.

Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) takes place February 21-22, in Houston, Texas. Uniting researchers and industry leaders in the sector of additive manufacturing, this is an event you do not want to miss! Registration for LAM® is now open. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.lia.org/conferences/lam

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