“Lasers: Ultimate Flexibility” is implementing these attributes Registration is available online at
the focus of the 2007 Automotive through a full range of laser material www.alawlaser.org, via phone by
Laser Application Workshop processing technologies.” calling 815-399-8775, or by faxing a
(ALAW) conference April 17-19 at ALAW focuses on the benefits of completed registration form to 815-
St. John’s Inn in Plymouth, Mich. using laser technology for new or 381-1371. Download a faxable
This premier event introduces different applications and associated registration form from the Web site.
participants to state-of-the-art costs. In addition, presenters will The Laser Institute of America
processes in laser technology for focus on the use and development of (LIA), based in Orlando, Fla., is the
manufacturing and automotive flexibleapplicationsforautomotive international society for laser
environments. laser material process systems to applications and safety. Its mission is
This year’s ALAW is the first reduce costs, improve quality, and to foster lasers, laser applications,
produced by the Fabricators & provide flexible laser manufacturing. and laser safety worldwide. Serving
Manufacturer’s Association, Intl. “ALAW 2007 provides a unique the industrial, medical, research, and
(FMA), and the Laser Institute of opportunity for manufacturing exe- government communities, LIA offers
America (LIA), which purchased cutives and engineers to network technical information and net-the show from founder Frank with counterparts from around the working opportunities to laser users
DiPietro last year. DiPietro con- globe, gain knowledge, and exchange from around the globe.
tinues as the conference chair, ideas and diverse viewpoints,” said Based in Rockford, Ill., the
consultant, and speaker. Peter Baker, Executive Director, LIA. Fabricators & Manufacturers Assoc-
“In today’s competitive market- The new owners of ALAW bring iation, Intl. (FMA), is a professional
place, automotivemanufacturersand together the laser technology and organization with more than 1,800
suppliers have come to appreciate safety standards expertise of LIA and members working together to improve
thecost-effectiveness, flexibility, and the metal fabricating industry and the metal forming and fabricating
production performance of lasers,” educational strengths of FMA to industry.FMAbringsmetalfabricators
said Gerald Shankel, FMA president produce a far-reaching educational and fabricating equipment manu-and chief executive officer. “ALAW laser technology conference bene- facturers together through technology
2007 will outline how key players ficial to their members and the councils, educational programs, net-in the automotive industry are industry at large. working events, and the FABTECH
International/AWS Welding Show.
Practical Solutions for
Lean Manufacturing for Smaller
and Mid-sized Operations
March 5-6, 2007 | Lafayette, La.
April 16-17, 2007 | Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 21-22, 2007 | Cleveland, Ohio
Stamping Die Problems
March 6-7, 2007 | Nashville, Tenn.
The Premier Annual Conference
for the Metal Fabricating Industry
co-located with TPJ® Symposium
March 14-17, 2007 | Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Last chance to register for
Metal Matters 2007
Details at fmanet.org or 815-399-8775
Turret Punch and
March 26, 2007 | Alpharetta, Ga.
April 30, 2007 | Rockford, Ill.
Log on, call in,
Enter the virtual classroom that
is FabCast! FMA offers a line-up of
monthly Webcasts delivering the
knowledge you need to optimize
your operation. Log on at your
computer for the visuals, phone in
for the audio, and participate in a
real-time learning experience that
encourages interaction. Led by
experts in their field, you’ll get
affordable, convenient instruction
in topics of importance to your
company’s success. All FabCasts run
from 10–11: 30 a.m. CT. Upcoming
topics are listed below. For more, go
March 27, 2007 | Alpharetta, Ga.
May 1, 2007 | Rockford, Ill.
Troubleshooting Your Press
Press Brake Operations
March 27-28, 2007 | Alpharetta, Ga.
May 1-2, 2007 | Minneapolis, Minn.
Brake and Shear Operations
March 29-30, 2007 | Alpharetta, Ga.
Laser Cutting Techniques March 21
Plasma Cutting Techniques March 30
Minimize Your Profit Leakage
Through Lean Metrics April 25
Drawing and Stretching
High Strength Materials
April 10, 2007 | Alpharetta, Ga.
May 3-4, 2007 | St. Paul, Minn.
The FABRICATOR | An FMA Publication
March 2007 | www.thefabricator.com
details at fmanet.org
or call 815-399-8775