LIA's 3rd Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM)

February 16-17, 2011
Sheraton North Houston Hotel • Houston, TX USA

LIA's 3rd Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM) will bring industry specialists, executives, users and researchers from around the world to show how cladding and rapid manufacturing can be applied effectively and affordably to today's manufacturing challenges. This workshop will have significant impact on the widespread industrial implementations of laser additive manufacturing.

General Chair: Paul Denney - Lincoln Electric
Sponsor Chair: Bill Shiner - IPG Photonics

Program Committee:

Jim Sears - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Rob Scudamore - TWI
John Hunter - Carpenter Powder Products
Milan Brandt - RMIT University
Ingomar Kelbassa - RWTH Aachen University
Thierry Marchione - Technogenia, Inc.
Wayne Penn - Alabama Laser
Silke Pflüger - Laserline, Inc.
Bill Shiner - IPG Photonics

Registration includes two full days admission to the Plenary Session, Technical Sessions, Networking Luncheons and Exhibitor Reception.

Industry experts from the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, biomedical, construction and other fields will converge to hear LAM's vast potential. Additive manufacturing is a very broad topic area and at this point is hot in a number of industries.

Join us to hear LAM Plenary speakers Minlin Zhong from Tsinghua University share his overview on Laser Additive Manufacturing in China, and David L. Bourell from University of Texas/Austin discuss the history of rapid prototyping to direct manufacturing.

Featuring Topics on:

* Keynote Day 1: Overview of Laser Additive Manufacturing in China - Prof. Dr. Minlin Zhong,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
* Laser Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Automotive, BioMedical, DOD, Material Processes & Systems, Heavy Equipment, Agriculture, Offshore Oil & Gas, Mining, and Power Generation
* New Cladding Techniques for Component Repair and General Manufacturing
* Powder Specifications, Emerging Applications, High Deposition Cladding, Turbine Repair, Selective Laser Melting Technology
* New Success Stories, ROI and more

Industries Represented:

* Oil and Gas Industries
* Aerospace
* Agriculture
* Automotive
* Military
* Powder Production
* Marine
* On- and Off-Highway Transportation
* Power generation
* Construction/Steel
* Hardfacing
* Bio-Medical
* Tooling, Dies and Molds

Sponsors & Exhibitors

* Alabama Laser
* IPG Photonics
* Coherent
* Fraunhofer IWS
* Laserline
* Joining Technologies
* Trumpf
* Optomec
* POM Group
* Stratonics


* American Laser Enterprises, LLC
* Carpenter Powder Products
* HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH
* Irepa Laser
* North American Hoganas
* Precitec, Inc.
* Preco, Inc
* RPM and Associates, Inc.
* TECHNOGENIA/Lasercarb Technology
* Titanova Inc
* Wall Colmonoy Corporation

Hotel Info

Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

15700 John.F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032 USA
Phone:  1.281.442.5100
Fax:  1.281.987.9130
Toll-free:  1.866.716.8134

All accommodations will be at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental, with special discount rates for speakers, workshop attendees and guests. Please call +1.281.442.5100, identify yourself as a LAM Workshop ($99 Rate) event attendee to receive a discounted rate. After January 24, 2011, group rates cannot be guaranteed and reservations will be made only on a space-available basis.

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