The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
Conference 11677
Laser 3D Manufacturing VIII
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
26 August 2020

Author Notification:
9 November 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
12 February 2021

Additional Conference Information
Call for
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are revolutionizing the way objects can be fabricated. Leading this revolution are laser-based digital fabrication techniques and processes, which offer the greatest versatility and range in terms of feature size (nano to macro), material type (from metals and ceramics to organics), phase (bulk to porous, homogenous to graded compositions), and processing options (from ablative to sintering and physical to chemical modification).

This conference will provide a common forum for various laser-based disciplines that promise to yield advances in manufacturing that will accelerate the mass-customization of products. Examples of these disciplines include laser freeform fabrication which involves additive and subtractive techniques to permit the development of solid objects that cannot be manufactured using traditional approaches. Also considered are laser-based materials processing techniques that rely on light-matter interaction phenomena to achieve transformative effects. Another example includes the interaction of lasers with functional or advanced materials to yield structures with a desired functional property and very high specificity. Many of these materials also have protean (mutable, changeable) properties that could be induced via light-matter interaction “upon command.” Common to all these processes is their operation under computer control without requiring part-specific tooling or special fixturing. All of these and other laser-based processing disciplines are enablers for the revolution in manufacturing offered by direct 3D fabrication.

The primary goal of this conference is to provide a forum for professionals in materials science, laser processing physics/chemistry, mechanical engineering, design tools, software modeling, characterization, and metrology to share and discuss the latest advances in the field of laser-based manufacturing. This gathering will offer a unique opportunity to join the discussion for the development and implementation of next-generation laser-based 3D manufacturing processes.

Joint Sessions with LAMOM (LA301), Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials (LA303) and Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics (OE201) are being considered to bridge with other technologies relevant to laser 3D manufacturing such as fundamentals of laser processing, nanoscale processing and fabrication of micro/nano optics. Future joint sessions with material developers will also be planned.

Two new topics are added again this year in light of the ever-growing concerns over cyber security and the development in 3D printing metrology: computed tomography (CT) and metrology for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and cyber security issues in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Papers are solicited on the following topics:
  • applications of laser-based 3D manufacturing
  • laser-based solid freeform fabrication
  • selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
  • selective laser melting (SLM)
  • laser cladding and direct energy deposition (DED)
  • stereolithography (SLA)
  • multi-photon polymerization for micro-nano 3D fabrication
  • laser direct-write and laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT)
  • flexible electronics and wearable sensor laser printing
  • multi-materials additive manufacturing (grades, composition or phase change)
  • biomedical structures and devices generated by laser digital fabrication
  • micro-optics, 3D microrobotics and micromechanical sensors laser fabrication
  • process modeling and simulation of laser 3D process (additive & subtractive)
  • in-situ sensors, process monitoring and control for all 3D mftg technologies (e.g. SLS/DMLS/SLM/SLA)
  • computed tomography (CT) and metrology for 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • cyber security issues in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Conference Committee
Conference Chairs
Conference Co-Chair
Program Committee
Program Committee continued...
  • Christoph Leyens, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS (Germany)
  • Jian Liu, PolarOnyx, Inc. (United States)
  • Shuang Liu, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. (United States)
  • Henry Peng, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
  • Alberto Piqué, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Yuji Sano, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)
  • Michael Thiel, Nanoscribe GmbH (Germany)
  • Andrea Toulouse, Institut für Technische Optik (Germany)
  • Augustine M. Urbas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Martin Wegener, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)

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