An In-depth Look at Additive Manufacturing’s Challenges & Successes By Betsy Marone The eigth year of Laser Institute of America’s Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop brought together over 170 attendees from 14 countries. The successful event gathered these individuals – over half of whom attended for the first time – who are involved in the […]
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Industrial Lasers Focus on Key Markets
By David A. Belforte We have all breathed a sigh of relief that the deep recession of 2008/09 is over and that industry has recovered. In the words of one industry association, “the sense of imminent financial contagion has ‘dialed down’ and world economies have drawn back from the brink.” Reality is that aggregate GDP […]
Digital Photonic Production and Its Emerging Opportunities
By Christian Hinke Digital photonic production enables us to fabricate almost any component or product directly from digital data. Experts characterize the photon or the laser as the only tool that “works” as quickly as a computer “thinks.” An office laser printer functions according to this principle and reveals what will be possible in future […]
LME 2013 Showcases Laser-Based Manufacturing for Big Bottom-Line Benefits
By Geoff Giordano In its third year, the Laser Institute of America’s Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) has been established as an indispensable locus of advanced photonics knowledge, with industry experts, seasoned practitioners and enthusiastic entrants to the field converging to share insights into the 21st century production revolution.
Statistical Analysis of Low Porosity Laser Welding of Ti Alloys using a Directed Gas Jet
Laser Welding of titanium can reduce manufacturing costs Argon gas, correctly applied can reduce porosity and improve quality.