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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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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New Sponsor Benefits Unveiled for International Laser Safety Conference 2019

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has unveiled its updated Sponsor Brochure for its next major conference – the 2019 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC). Building off of the success of the International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) last October, LIA has added a suite of new benefits to their sponsor packages, building added value and […]

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LIA Today Exclusive: A Cuppa With Milan Brandt

Provided by the November/December 2018 issue of LIA Today In celebration of LIA’s 50th Anniversary, we took our tea and questions to ask our President, Milan Brandt, on his thoughts on laser materials processing – the global trends, research, developments and unique advantages over other technologies. Welcome Milan and thank you for joining us today. […]

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