Weekly Lasers Wrap Up – Week of January 2nd, 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

Could quantum computing make the jump from the lab to practicality? If Google, Microsoft, and other industry leaders have their way, it could be a reality sooner than expected. Moving away from the research phase, the race is on to make quantum computing a reality in 2017. Learn more here.

Courtesy of Nature.com
Courtesy of Nature.com

Often times, all types of 3D printing get lumped together as if they were the exact same process. When, in reality, there are two leading printing technologies for 3D printers. Do you know the difference between Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Polyjet printing technology? Learn the key differences here.

LIA Updates

Kick off the new year by expanding upon your laser safety knowledge. Check out the current course schedule through LIA. Courses are available online and in person to suit your scheduling needs. Find the current course schedule here.

Conference News

Early bird sign ups for LAM® are underway! Save on registration costs by signing up early. The 2017 Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) will take place February 21-22, in Houston Texas. For more information, and to register please visit https://www.lia.org/conferences/lam

Learn about Laser Additive Manufacturing at LAM 2017.

Interested in additive manufacturing for medical purposes? Be sure to check out the “Additive Manufacturing of Medical Implants” presentation from Gene Kulesha of Stryker Corporation during day one of LAM®. Learn more about Stryker Corporation and their recent contributions to the use of 3D printing for medical implants here.

LAM® will feature the latest investments and innovations from Siemens, who recently expanded their additive manufacturing focus. Get the details here.

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