Ultrafast lasers are allowing humans to “see” objects around corners and facilitate the “printing” of human cells, attendees of the
About 100 first-time participants joined more than 400 of their peers at ICALEO 2013 to hear roughly 200 presentations detailing the latest research in laser-driven manufacturing, including the white-hot area of additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM) was the focus of the closing slate of five addresses looking at fabrication in the micro and nano scales as well as the increasing use of AM to make parts for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.
As a first, Prof. Dr.
“I was born just before the laser was invented,” she noted. “I love lasers. I love to build them, I love to use them, I love to work with them.” In conferring the award, Past LIA President Reinhart Poprawe noted that Keller bridged the gap from the fundamentals of physics to the creation of real devices and products.
After a day of short courses and a collegial welcoming reception Sunday, ICALEO 2013 formally got under way with three eye-opening presentations addressing femto photography to see around corners; laser-driven nanofabrication of 3D scaffolds to assist the growth of bone, cartilage, skin and fat; and China’s significant advances in additive manufacturing of durable large metal components, particularly for the aviation sector and the new C919 airliner.
After those opening plenaries, presentations addressed a range of studies, including explorations of multibeam welding and additive manufacturing and a “green” method of laser lithography using a damage-resistant holographic photomask that can reduce water use and waste materials in electronics processing. From analyses of fiber and diode lasers to the processing of metals and carbon fiber reinforced polymers to the monitoring of laser processes, ICALEO’s proceedings lived up to their billing as the guidebook of current laser research.
The laser industry is “an anchor point of production for the future,” said LIA President
While the applications research presented at ICALEO fuels advanced manufacturing techniques around the world, this year’s panel discussion How to Turn Your Laser Idea Into a Sustainable Business provided insights into how to translate the advantages of laser processing into profit. The session opened with LIA past President
“There are a lot of things you can learn here so that you can exchange a lot and prepare the next steps for the next project (and) for the next products,” noted ICALEO General Chair
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