ORLANDO, FL, May 2, 2013 — With the therapeutic use of lasers on a rapid rise, the Laser Institute of America is unveiling another of its highly popular and convenient online safety courses exclusively for training medical personnel.
By Max Groenendijk
Ultrashort pulsed lasers have proven to be excellent tools to fabricate micro and nanotextured surfaces. These surfaces have a high potential for several applications where the tiny surface textures can improve or add a specific functional property. It was at ICALEO® 2006 that we first demonstrated a super hydrophobic surface obtained by texturing using a femtosecond pulsed laser. However, the capabilities were limited to small and flat surfaces. In order to be able to introduce this technology in industrial applications Lightmotif developed a 3D capable machine. At ICALEO 2012 results obtained on real 3D curved parts were presented, bringing this innovative technology closer to the market.