Weekly Lasers Wrap Up – Week of January 16, 2017

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

Laser Technology expert Peter Thompson passed away on January 4th. Thompson was known for his expertise in laser processing, a career that spanned over 40 years. He will be missed by the laser community. See the official article here.

Researchers at Colorado State University are using compact lasers with ultrashort laser pulses to recreate conditions found inside stars. Previously, these conditions could only be created with larger laser systems. Learn more about what this means for high energy density physics, and more here.

Courtesy: Photonics Media
LIA Updates

LIA is proud to introduce a fully-online Medical Laser Safety Officer Course. The online format allows you the freedom to expand your laser safety knowledge at a time and pace convenient for you. Spend more time in the operating room, not in the classroom. For more information and to register, click here.

January’s Featured Corporate Sponsor is LaserCoil Technologies, LLC. Launched in 2011, LaserCoil Technologies, LLC took a new approach to laser blanking from coil stock. Since then, the company has continued to innovate the laser blanking process. Learn more about the company here.

LaserCoil Facility, Courtesy of LaserCoil Technologies LLC
Conference News

The Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) will take place February 21-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. LAM® will represent additive manufacturing applications in industries such as oil & gas, aerospace, automotive, powder production, biomedical, and more.

The event will be held at the Hilton Houston North. Find hotel information here.

LAM is brought to you by Bronze sponsors Trumpf, LPW Technology, Optomec, Inc, ORLaser, and Praxair, Inc, Silver sponsors Laserline and Fraunhofer USA, Gold sponsors IPG Photonics, and American Cladding Technologies, and last but not least, Platinum Sponsor Alabama Laser.

LAM is a month away and there is still time to register! Don’t miss out on this premier laser additive manufacturing event. For more information, and to register, please visit https://www.lia.org/conferences/lam

Sign up for LAM 2017 in Houston today.

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