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Laser-Technology Conference Proceedings
Ready for Download

Monday, February 1, 2010
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has posted all of its conference abstracts and proceedings to an online archive—more than 1500 laser-technology presentations, searchable by keyword. The proceedings are then available for purchase for $28 ($25 for LIA members). Visit the LIA online store at

Ohio Stamper/Fabricator Grows Via Acquisition

Friday, January 29, 2010
Metal stamper and fabricator Defiance Metal Products (DMP), Defiance, OH, has acquired Medalist Laserfab, Inc., a privately held metal-fabrication company in Oshkosh, WI. The acquisition expands DMP’s presence into the upper Midwest, and provides Medalist’s customer base access to DMP’s network of manufacturing plants in Ohio as well as in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Texas and China. Medalist’s largest customer is specialty-vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corp., which supplies the U.S. Army with all-terrain vehicles. Learn more at

Motoman's Elkins Takes the Helm
at the Robotic Industries Association

Friday, January 29, 2010
Dean Elkins, senior general manager of Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, OH, has been elected chairman of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for 2010. Elkins has served on the RIA Board of Directors since 2000, and on its statistics and show committees. He also moderated the association’s Robotics Industry Forum and chaired its membership committee. RIA is online at


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