GE Global Research Center’s Dr. Marshall Jones will be headlining this year’s Industrial Laser Conference 2018. Held on day three of the International Manufacturing Technology Show, the one-day industry conference is set to take place on the 12 September at McCormick Place, Chicago IL.
A thought-leader in the advancement of laser materials processing and laser device development, Dr. Jones will be at the Industrial Laser Conference to discuss laser applications in the manufacturing process.
“The adoption of laser technology in manufacturing has been steadily growing, evident by the continued annual growth of laser sales globally where Europe has led the way, especially in Germany. Laser technology will continue to displace more conventional manufacturing processes due to it being faster, automatable, and cost effective,” said Jones.
As the Chief Engineer, Dr. Jones joined the GE Global Research Center in 1974 as a mechanical engineer after receiving his M.S and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. His career at GE saw him advance laser materials processing, laser device development and fibre optics to afford him 55 U.S. patents, 57 foreign patents, and over 50 publications. Last year Dr. Jones was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his accomplishments.
The Industrial Laser Conference is presented by the Laser Institute of America in partnership with IMTS. The Laser Institute of America will also be hosting the photonics academic and industry ICALEO conference next month.
Nathaniel Quick, Executive Director of the Laser Institute of America stated, “We are looking forward to having a great blend of speakers at the Industrial Lasers Conference, to contribute and ignite industry conversations on industrial laser applications. Our speakers Stan Ream of EWI will be addressing the challenges and constraints to laser applications, and Michael Sharpe of FANUC America will be discussing robotic laser opportunities.”
Dr. Jones will keynote the session titled ‘Case Studies of Industrial Laser Processes Based on Savings and Other Benefits’ at the Industrial Laser Conference. The speaker line-up includes William Adler, Wayne Penn, Ron Schaeffer and more, covering laser applications and laser processing for service providers.
The one-of-a-kind industrial laser applications workshop will have presentations from thought leaders and provide focused industry insights from key companies including IPG Photonics, Alabama Lasers, Stripmatic, EWI, FANUC America and GE.
Registrations for the Industrial Laser Conference is open online until the 12 September 2018.