LIA opens up registration for first-ever Industrial Laser Conference in Chicago

The Laser Institute of America has opened up registration for its Industrial Laser Conference, to take place during IMTS 2016.

The Laser Institute of America (LIA; Orlando, FL) has opened up registration for its inaugural Industrial Laser Conference, to take place at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016) on September 13th in Chicago, IL. Designed for industrial manufacturing professionals, the conference will showcase laser applications that are driving the evolution of manufacturing, learning over the course of a full day how to leverage lasers into their manufacturing processes in a high-tech, high-demand market.

From additive manufacturing to cutting, welding, and marking, the event applies to industrial manufacturers seeking to increase skills, company profits, and efficiency. As conference program chair Elizabeth Kautzmann of FANUC America explains, these innovative techniques are emerging and revolutionizing the industry to meet market demands, all rooted in the field's collective understanding of conventional machining.

Inherent to laser technology is the means by which the process of applying laser types and techniques fosters innovation and creativity. Creation and innovation is a natural tendency in laser technology, Kautzmann points out, which is one of the most exciting parts about the future of industrial manufacturing—and one of the overarching themes of this year's conference.

Conference registration includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all six days. For more information and to register, please visit

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