Shanghai, China - LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012 successfully closed on March 22, 2012 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, China. The figures confirm its leading position in the Asian laser and photonics market: 475 exhibitors from 19 countries and districts exhibited at the trade show, an increase of 31.6 percent compared with 2011. The number of professional visitors exceeded expectation and reached 34,326, a 19 percent growth over last year. PHOTONICS CONGRESS CHINA and other accompanying conferences focusing on industry information and scientific research were well accredited by the audiences.
Divided into several exhibit segments such as Laser Systems for Production Engineering, Laser and Optronics, Imaging and Optical Metrology, Optics and Optical Manufacturing – the trade show made a big step forward to cover the entire spectrum of the laser and photonics industry in a total exhibition area of 23,000 square meters, increasing by 33 percent. Leading companies from all aspects of the industry, along with national pavilions from Germany, France and Japan, offered visitors the latest cutting-edge products, technologies and industrial applications.
Over 160 exhibitors joined in the show for the first time this year and reaped excellent results. Morever, a special “Laser Systems for Production Engineering” area where more and more laser system equipment was displayed at the trade show. It targeted all the laser processing innovations in different areas, the exhibited products including laser cutting, laser drilling, laser welding, laser heat processing, laser precision processing, parts precision processing, laser surface processing, laser rapid prototyping, laser carving and others.
Apart from professional companies from laser and photonics industries, the trade show also attracted end users from microelectronics, automotive, photovoltaic, material processing, shipping and aerospace, new energy, education and research, and display industries.
PHOTONICS CONGRESS CHINA was held for the first time during LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012 and consisted of four conferences that cover major topics of the optics and photonics industry. It welcomed 1,266 attendees and featured presentations given by experts and researchers from a host of countries.
At the 7th International Conference on Laser Processes and Components (LPC 2012), speakers offered their insights on the status and development trends of laser processes, laser processing application, laser macro processing, laser precision machining and micro processing. A total of 306 attendees crowded the meeting hall during the two days.