LAM News

By Geoff Giordano

lam logoRecord attendance and spirited discussion from beginning to end marked the most successful Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop to date. LIA’s sixth annual LAM spotlighted a multitude of promising developments in AM research, materials and processes, and previewed progress on the horizon.

Organized into two educational tracks, showcasing powder-bed processes March 12 and powder-fed technology March 13, LAM 2014 brimmed with case studies and highlights from around the world. More than 200 attendees traveled to Houston from more than a dozen countries, drawn not only by a wide-ranging slate of presentations but also the opportunity to talk directly with suppliers of AM solutions. [click to continue…]

Two weeks ago today, the sixth-annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop opened in Houston with a riveting keynote by GE Aviation’s Todd Rockstroh. Setting an attendance record, LAM 2014 closed the following day with a lively Q&A session on the qualities and varieties of AM alloys for powder-bed and powder-fed applications.

lam logoIt’s always illuminating to go back to your notes a few days after an intensive conference and re-examine the “takeaways.” Several things stood out at LAM 2014: the increased presence of key industry players; the importance of data management to refine additive processes; the energetic efforts around the world to fund AM research and expand AM capabilities; and the work and personnel yet required to transform more exploratory concepts into established, repeatable — and commercially successful — parts and products.

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LASER U – Practical Online Training for All Laser Users

March 14, 2014

Raising the bar yet again with its online course offerings, the Laser Institute of America has developed Laser U — an easy way for laser professionals of all levels of experience to access the best presentations from LIA’s industry-leading conferences and workshops. Based on cutting-edge sessions from the Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®), Laser Additive Manufacturing(LAM®) Workshop, […]

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LAM 2014 to Present the Latest Advances in Manufacturing Efficiency & Profitability

February 10, 2014

By Geoff Giordano A quick glance at the laser-industry headlines on any given day is sure to provide a mention of at least one development in the realm of laser additive manufacturing. Consider these news items at the beginning of this year alone: Concept Laser launched a LAM research and development center in Germany, while […]

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LIA’s Laser U Releases New Laser Applications & Safety Course Modules for Flexible Continuing Education

October 2, 2013

ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 2, 2013 — The Laser Institute of America has added a dozen cutting-edge modules to Laser U, its innovative online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from LIA’s Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more emerge from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) held in Orlando in […]

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LIA Industry Watch: Catching up with Jim Sears and Rick Neff at RAPID 2013

June 28, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, we covered RAPID 2013 in Pittsburgh as part of a new level of outreach for Continuous Wave, which will increasingly profile key players and developments in the laser industry. On this foray, we ran into Jim Sears, general chair of next year’s sixth-annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop, as well as Cincinnati […]

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Laser Institute of America’s Unique, Focused Events a Vital Resource for the Photonics Community

June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013, ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s a never a dull moment in the life of the Laser Institute of America. Since 1968, LIA has been at the forefront of advocating for advanced laser applications and user safety. That’s never more evident than at LIA’s premiere industry events. Each of LIA’s conferences and workshops is meticulously […]

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LIA Introduces LASER U – The Global Laser Education Portal!

June 12, 2013

Practical Online Training for All Laser Users Raising the bar yet again with its online course offerings, the Laser Institute of America unveiled Laser U — a new and easy way for laser professionals of all levels of experience to access the best presentations from LIA’s industry-leading conferences and workshops.

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LAM 2013 Presents Groundbreaking Applications in AM

April 12, 2013

By Geoff Giordano If additive manufacturing is becoming the next big thing as some experts and companies believe, the Laser Institute of America’s fifth-annual Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop helped pave the way by providing more information on the road map leading to an AM revolution. Situated in its largest venue yet, LAM 2013 featured […]

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LAM® 2013 is Fast Approaching!

January 7, 2013

Join us for LIA’s 5th annual Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Workshop. The LAM workshop will bring industry specialists, executives, users and researchers from around the world to show how laser additive processes can be applied effectively and affordably to today’s manufacturing challenges. This workshop will have a significant impact on the widespread industrial implementations of laser additive […]

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