Weekly Lasers Wrap Up – Week of January 23, 2017

What happened this week in Lasers? Our LasersToday.com Weekly Wrap-Up aggregates industry news, conference updates, & LIA happenings.

Here are the latest updates: 

Laser Industry News

According to New Scientist, a plasma tidal waves may tell us if black holes destroy information. That’s right – a laser-driven tidal wave could test a question that has long plagued physics: is the information inside a black hole lost forever or somehow preserved through the mysterious machinations of quantum mechanics?

Courtesy: New Scientist

Around the world, interest in additive manufacturing is growing. This week, we took a closer look at the ways additive manufacturing is applied in China. From educational programs to successful 3D printed transplants, to innovators in the field, learn about China’s additive manufacturing initiatives here.

LIA Updates

As lasers become increasingly prominent in medical procedures and applications, there is a greater need for safety training among medical professionals. Nurses make excellent candidates for Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO) training. Check out the four ways they benefit from laser safety training here.

Learn everything you need to know about Laser Cutting: Our Laser Institute of America Guide to Laser Cutting has been reduced by 50%. Get your Copy Today.

LIA will be in attendance at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, this weekend. Stop by Booth #3060 to say hello!

Conference News

The Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) is just a few weeks away! LAM® features a wide variety of additive manufacturing applications, such as metal feedstock, process monitoring, selective laser melting, and more! Check out the advance program for details on sessions and presentations for this year’s event here.

Registered for LAM, but still need to figure out transportation around the Houston area? Visit the LAM® transportation page for airport information, and rental
car discounts.

Time is running out to register for LAM 2017, taking place February 21-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.lia.org/conferences/lam

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