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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Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Functionalization of Engineering Surfaces by Laser Texturing

By Suwas Nikumb, Peter Serles, and Evgueni Bordatchev As seen in ICALEO 2017 and LIA TODAY   Nature is a bountiful source of inspiration to advance innovative surface functionalities, processes, and technologies for engineering materials. For example, the super-hydrophobic surface characteristic of the lotus leaf can be recreated by mimicking the microstructure and surface energy […]

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Laser direct writing: An effective approach to flexible hybrid electronics

As featured in the LIA TODAY and ICALEO 2017 By Jinguang Cai and Akira Watanabe The development of miniaturized portable and wearable electronic devices has attracted worldwide research attention, due to their increasing integration with human daily life. Different from traditional electronic devices on “hard” boards, such devices should be soft and flexible. A concept […]

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Inventors Synthesize Graphene with Lasers

As featured in the LIA TODAY By Liliana Caldero Graphene – it’s the two-dimensional (2D) allotrope of carbon atoms that ignited the imaginations of researchers across the globe. Heralded as a ‘miracle material’, its potential seemed limitless and it was predicted to usher in the next generation of technology. Flexible, stronger than steel, transparent, lightweight, […]

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BLS Illumination Award: Elevating Safe Medical Laser Programs in the Operating Room

Earlier this year, the Board of Laser Safety (BLS) selected Agiliti as one of two recipients of the 2019 Illumination Award. The award recognizes an institution, company or organization that directly employs a certified medical laser safety officer, provides encouragement and support for employee participation within the laser safety community, and has made outstanding contributions to the field […]

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