LME2018

LME® | Mar. 28–29, 2018
Schaumburg Convention Center (Schaumburg, IL USA)

LME 2018
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.

LME 2018 will be co-locating with Laser Additive Manufacturing® Conference (LAM®) & DigiFab Con.

Tentative Speaker List

Title Presenter Organization
Main Laser Types Used for Manufacturing – Key Properties and Key Applications Thomas Kugler Laser Mechanisms, Inc.
Elements of Laser System Design Rob Mueller Massiv Automated Systems
Laser Safety for Industrial Laser Systems Gus Anibarro Laser Institute of America
Focussing of laser beams Michael Scaggs Haas Laser
Beam delivery: M^2, BPP, spot size, and why you should care Gilbert Haas Haas Laser Technologies, Inc.
The basic physics of laser processing Rob Mueller Massiv Automated Systems
Advances in Laser Cutting Tracey Ryba TRUMPF
Applications of Laser Micro-Machining Ronald Schaeffer PhotoMachining, Inc.
Fundamentals of Laser Welding Geoff Shannon Miyachi America
Laser Additive Manufacturing Wayne Penn Alabama Laser
Laser blanking Schuler, LaserCoil or RDI
Laser cladding Wayne Penn or Technogenia
Laser cleaning CleanLaser, SureClean, IPG
Laser heat treating
State of the Art in Laser Marking Frederic Lallemand Gravotech – Technifor
Economic Justification for Laser Applications Robert Mueller Massiv Automated Systems
Process Monitoring and Quality Control for Laser Applications Paul Webster Laser Depth Dynamics
Industrial Laser Market Overview David Belforte Industrial Laser Solutions
Laser Applications in Automotive Manufacturing Ralf Kimmel Trumpf
Lasers in Medical Device Manufacturing Neil Ball or Geoff Shannon Medical device OEM, SPI
Lasers in Aerospace Manufacturing
Lasers in Heavy Manufacturing – Ships, Rail Cars and more (Hybrid laser welding, heavy cutting) Ed Hanson ESAB, Fraunhofer Germany
Lasers in Oil and Gas Industry
3D Laser Printing in Metals Florian Bechmann Concept Laser (GE)

 

Preliminary Education Program

Education
Theatre
Type Time Slot Tentative Title Potential Presenter
Day One 101 9:00 – 9:35 Main Laser Types Used for Manufacturing – Key Properties and Key Applications Thomas Kugler, Laser Mechanisms, Inc.
Day One 101 9:40 – 10:15 Laser Safety for Industrial Laser Systems Gus Anibarro, Laser Institute of America
Day One 101 10:20 – 10:55 Elements of Laser System Design Rob Mueller, Massiv Automated Systems
Day One Keynote 11:00 – 11:30 Direct to metal additive manufacturing
(Joint plenary with LAM meeting)
Florian Bechmann, Concept Laser (GE)
Day One 102 12:00 – 12:30 Laser blanking Schuler, LaserCoil, or RDI
Day One 102 1:00 – 1:30 Laser cutting
Day One Keynote 2:00 – 2:30 Lasers in Medical Device Manufacturing Medical device OEM, SPI, Neil Ball, Geoff Shannon
Day One 102 3:00 – 3:30 Laser marking Marking OEM
Day One 102 4:00 – 4:30 Process monitoring and control for laser welding Precitec or Laser Depth Dynamics
Education
Theatre
Type Time Slot Tentative Title Potential Presenter
Day Two 101 9:00 – 9:35 Main Laser Types Used for Manufacturing – Key Properties and Key Applications Thomas Kugler, Laser Mechanisms, Inc.
Day Two 101 9:40 – 10:15 Laser Safety for Industrial Laser Systems Gus Anibarro, Laser Institute of America
Day Two 101 10:20 – 10:55 Elements of Laser System Design Rob Mueller, Massiv Automated Systems
Day Two Keynote 11:00 – 11:30 Industrial Laser Market Overview David Belforte, Industrial Laser Solutions
Day Two 102 12:00 – 12:30 Laser cleaning ClaenLaser, SureClean, IPG,
Day Two 102 1:00 – 1:30 Laser drilling Winbro , or ?
Day Two Keynote 2:00 – 2:30 Lasers in Heavy Manufacturing – Ships, Rail Cars and more (Hybrid laser welding, heavy cutting) Ed Hanson (ESAB), Fraunhofer Germany,
Day Two 102 3:00 – 3:30 Laser cladding Wayne Penn or Technogenia
Day Two 102 4:00 – 4:30 Focussing of laser beams Michael Scaggs, Haas Laser Technologies
Conference Room Type Tentative Title Potential Presenter
Day One Tutorial 8:30 – 10:00 Laser micro-machining: Processes and Applications Ron Schaeffer
Day Two Tutorial 8:30 – 10:00 Laser welding techniques and applications Stan Ream
Education Theater Type Tentative Title Potential Presenter
Day One Keynote 11:00 – 11:30 Direct to metal additive manufacturing
(Joint plenary with LAM meeting)
Florian Bechmann, Concept Laser (GE)
Day One Keynote 2:00 – 2:30 Lasers for medical device manufacturing Medical device OEM, SPI, Neil Ball, Geoff Shannon
Day Two Keynote 11:00 – 11:30 Industrial Laser Market Overview David Belforte, Industrial Laser Solutions
Day Two Keynote 2:00 – 2:30 Lasers in Heavy Manufacturing – Ships, Rail Cars and more (Hybrid laser welding, heavy cutting) Ed Hanson (ESAB), Fraunhofer Germany,
Day One & Two All day Ask the Expert Chair: Neil Ball, Directed Light Inc.

 

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