Joining Technologies to Present on Green and Sustainable Direct Photonic Production at Mfg4 Conference

Presentation to focus on new design opportunities

Joining Technologies, Inc., an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces that it will be showcasing its electron beam welding, laser welding, and cladding capabilities at the Manufacturing 4 the Future Conference and Exhibition (MFG4), to be held May 8-10, 2012 in Hartford, CT at the Connecticut Convention Center, Booth #1730.

The Joining Technologies Research Center (JTRC) will be highlighting its laser additive manufacturing research and development services, as well as system design and integration and accessory sales, including nozzles and cladding heads.

Tim Biermann, director of research and development for JTRC, will be presenting Direct Photonic Production in Security, Mobility, Health and Power Generation - A Paradigm Shift towards a Green and Sustainable Future Factory. Mr. Biermann is delivering this talk on behalf Ingomar Kelbassa, Academic and Vice Director of Fraunhofer ILT and RWTH Aachen University, JTRC's cooperation partner.

The presentation, part of the conference's medical industry track, will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 1:20 to 2:00 p.m., and will include information on new design opportunities, green and sustainable manufacturing, resource saving, and direct photonic production.

Also on display will be Joining Technologies Additive Division's (JTAD's) capabilities for laser cladding of metal powder alloys to enhance, repair or free-form material for applications in power generation, oil and gas exploration, industrial heavy equipment, petrochemical, and aerospace. Industrial gas turbine component repair, boiler/superheater overlays, and valve hard facings are just a few of the parts that have been handled at JTAD's new facility, which can handle components weighing more than seven tons and up to 40 feet long.

About Joining Technologies

Headquartered in East Granby, CT, Joining Technologies is an innovator in precision fusion processes, including laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration. The company's extraordinary engineering talent continues to develop economical solutions for joining metal components primarily in the medical device, sensors, aerospace, military, energy, and firearms industries. Joining Technologies has created a corporate culture that rewards innovation and teamwork, and continues to invest in infrastructure, making it the most highly evolved and reliable operation of its kind. For more information, call 1.800.266.1966, email or visit

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