Laser Additive Manufacturing’s Journey to Commercialization

By Andrew Albritton As seen in LIA TODAY LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM), as it pertains to powder based manufacturing, is a technique that utilizes the interaction of lasers and base materials to construct a product, rather than removing material from a pre-constructed block of material. LAM is quickly approaching the critical […]

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Explore Laser Manufacturing Technology at the Lasers for Manufacturing Event

ORLANDO, FL (March 19, 2018) – The Laser Institute of America is excited to announce that the 2018 Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois March 28-29. This year will be the first time the event will be co-located with the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Conference, […]

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Design Guidelines For Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures

Design Guidelines for Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures By Ake Ewald and Josef Schlattmann Introduction Weight critical applications, like parts in the aerospace industry, are driven by lightweight design. Titanium alloys have great potential in lightweight design of structural parts due to their excellent specific mechanical properties. Today, structural parts are manufactured in conventional […]

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LIA Invites You to The 2018 Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference

By Ron D. Schaeffer, Ph.D.  Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) is one of the most exciting potential growth areas for the laser industry. The market has been watched for a few years and every year there are gains in the revenue generated by this market segment, but so far the revenue curve has not started rising […]

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Quality Assurance of Selective Laser Melting Applications

By Thomas Gruenberger Key differentiation criteria for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are freedom of design, cost advantage, customization, and time to market. Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) AM technology is ideal for serial production for industries like aerospace. Setting up a process means mapping the input parameters (e.g. machine and process parameters and part geometry) […]

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