The Composites Manufacturing Technical Group of SME recognized two individuals and two prominent composites manufacturing organizations at its 2021 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Awards program.
By Bode SwangoManufacturing Engineer,Whitney Tool Co. Inc., SME Member Since 2021
The first kilowatt-class fiber laser for material processing was introduced by IPG Photonics in early 2002. Since that time, the adoption of fiber lasers for production applications has grown at a rapid rate. Today, fiber lasers are becoming the choice for most major production laser applications as well as converting traditional welding and cutting processes to fiber laser technologies.
ByBill Shiner - Vice President Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics
Today, laser technology in manufacturing touches all of our lives on a daily basis; lasers cut air bag material and weld air bag detonators for our in-car safety; lasers weld the batteries in many of our mobile devices; lasers drill aero-engine components for planes; lasers cut the glass for our smart phones and tablets screens; lasers weld the drivetrains in our cars and trucks; lasers cut medical stents that increase and enhance our lives, just to name a few.
ByGeoff Shannon, PhD - Manager, Advanced Technology, Amada Miyachi America, Member Since 2009
Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking and more. Further your career and take advantage of these numerous opportunities by joining SME.