Lasers for Manufacturing Event

28 March 2018 to 29 March 2018
Schaumburg, IL USA

The Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME) is the place to see the latest in laser technology, network with the industry’s elite and find solutions to current and future manufacturing needs. Our mission is to provide a one stop event for companies interested in integrating laser technology into their production.

LME provides free educational sessions to help you understand why laser technology is the future of manufacturing, as well as where and how it is applied. You will learn about automation equipment, laser choices, beam delivery, safety considerations and applications development. Attendees may visit our show floor theater for keynote presentations on trending topics in the laser industry. You will be able to evaluate what you have learned and connect with the exhibitors who supply these products and services.

Laser Institute of America
Analysis and opinion

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


Greg Blackman explores advances being made in fibre lasers, now the dominant technology for material processing


Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application area for laser processing, but one where the laser can add value, as Rachel Berkowitz discovers


New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers