• 14:00-14:25
  • Laser technology

Great opportunity with Laser micro-manufacturing

  • Elena Beletkaia
  • EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium

EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe.
Photonics is an added-value for Europe! Laser micro-manufacturing represents a great opportunity for the development of the European manufacturing industry as added-value manufacturing is a pillar of the European economy. Opening access to innovative tools and new technologies to SMEs is of strategic importance: without strong support for innovation, there can be no strong added-value production, only low-cost mass manufacturing. Collectively we must enable affordable, high-performance manufacturing resources to companies seeking to exploit specialty applications. Such sustainable manufacturing is profitable and is respectful of environmental constraints