The first road show organized by the LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA in Mumbai kick-started the series of road shows to be organized in several key industrial and academic cities of India leading upto the final exposition to be held in Bangalore from 23rd – 25th September 2014.
The first road show on “Importance of Lasers in Metal Forming Industry” and “Modern advance research in Science using Lasers” took place on 23 June 2014 in Mumbai. India’s renowned scientific and industrial experts, including Dr. Lalit Kumar, Managing Director, Laser Science and Dr. L M Kukreja – Head, Laser Materials Processing Division, RRCAT were present at the roadshow and are also actively involved with the LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA edition.
The invention of laser has affected the field of scientific research to a very vast extent. Today scientists, lab technicians, engineers, and industrial technicians utilize lasers to perform a wide range of important tasks; as a variety of customized laser technologies have been developed over the years, said Dr. Lalit Kumar, Managing Director, Laser Science.
He further added, “The laser industry is currently valued at over 2000 crores. With a 360 degree application across different industries, lasers reduce the manufacturing time and leads to higher precision. The laser industry in India is growing at a rate of 15-20 % and is expected to grow at the same pace for the next 5 years.”
Laser forming has become a viable process for the shaping of metallic components, as a means of rapid prototyping, adjusting and aligning. Metal forming by using laser cladding, cutting, welding & hardening is a highly flexible, rapid and low-volume manufacturing process. The cost of the forming process is greatly reduced because no tools or external forces are involved.
Dr. L M Kukreja – Head, Laser Materials Processing Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) said; “The laser industry is evolving rapidly due to advancements in the field of technology and application industries. Laser contributes to various industries leading to a high degree of reliability and efficiency. Going forward, laser will prove to be a major contributor to every industry as the future of laser is as bright as itself.”
“The LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA roadshow series is our effort to educate and highlight the importance of lasers and photonics across various applications. This technology offers immense precision and quick turnaround with minimum investment and less human interference; as said by Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Deputy CEO – MMI India Pvt. Ltd.”
The strength of lasers include reduced manufacturing downtime, increased efficiency and accuracy hence increased productivity. This is one of the major reasons that despite uncertainty in the current economic scenario, companies look to invest in research and development in the arena of laser technology. This investment is the foundation for productive operations which will convert into profit in the near future for the concerned business.