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Mark your calendar for June 2-4, 2014 as ALAW returns this spring for its 21st annual event in Michigan. Join FMA and the Conference Co-Chairs, Robert Ruokolainen, Chrysler and Stan Ream, EWI, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for a world-class industry event encompassing state-of-the-art laser processes for manufacturers, job shops, and suppliers.

Save the date for the ALAW Design for Laser Welding Seminar at the Great Designs in Steel Seminar:
May 14, 2014

Back by popular demand! The ALAW Design for Laser Welding Seminar will be on Wednesday, May 14 during the 13th Annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar.

As the use of lasers become more widespread, designers and product engineers alike need to gain familiarity with not only the properties, advantages and applicability of the laser welding process, but also with how to design components, assemblies and systems for successful laser welding. The choice of laser type, component material selection, weld joint design, component part preparation, and part fixturing are all critical to successful implementation of the laser welding process. These topics are presented along with numerous practical examples and case studies, with the intent of building the foundation for sound laser welding design and process implementation.

Registration to the Great Designs in Steel Seminar on May 14, 2014 is separate and complimentary. Registration link coming soon.

Interested in speaking?

Contact Jen Christian or call 815-227-8207.

Who Should Attend

ALAW benefits manufacturing, production, product design, and research and development engineers; and anyone interested in using and/or developing flexible applications for laser material processing systems to reduce costs, improve quality, and provide flexible laser manufacturing. Owners, managers, and supervisors of fabrication job shops, as well as new end-users who want to learn more about the benefits of using laser technology for new or different applications to expand their businesses, should also attend.

— Testimonials — 

Stan ReamLasers are leading U.S. manufacturing out of the recession. Laser manufacturers and laser system integrators are experiencing 25% growth after the worst economic downturn in decades. ALAW will showcase a variety of laser materials processing technologies that are contributing to this growth over a range of industry sectors.

Stan Ream, ALAW 2011 Conference Co-Chair
Laser Technology Leader, Edison Welding Institute


As a fabricator, ALAW was invaluable to my company. In two days, we were able to get a good start on evaluating opportunities in laser tailored blank welding; body-in-white prototype cutting; laser-cut tubular products, and other prototype and pre-production fabricated metal products (automotive and other markets). We now have product offerings in each of these segments thanks in part to the information and networking provided at ALAW! Great and productive conference — thank you!

Gregg Simpson
President, Ohio Laser, LLC

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