Advanced manufacturing technology expert and EWI Additive Manufacturing Consortium Director Dr. Shawn Kelly will provide a keynote address on Laser Technology and Metal Additive Manufacturing at the 2016 Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) on April 26 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Kelly, whose expertise resides in metal additive manufacturing (AM), material science and metallurgy, will present LME attendees with the truths and myths involved in the additive manufacturing of metal products. The current and future role of laser technology, a key reason for metal AM's sustained growth, will also be discussed.
"3D printing, and to a lesser extent, additive manufacturing, are now part of the household lexicon; however, these two terms do not have the same meaning," said Dr. Kelly. "It's important to bust the variety of myths about the additive manufacturing of metals, especially as they apply to laser technology."
Many of the same technical challenges facing the adoption of laser technology in manufacturing are also encountered in additive manufacturing. Dr. Kelly will present areas where AM can inform the laser community at large.
Dr. Kelly's address at the fifth annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event is one of four keynote presentations, and several educational presentations, to be held from April 26-27 at LME 2016. Attendees at LME will also benefit from key leadership in the industry discussing the latest trends in cutting, welding, drilling and marking.
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