Advanced Laser Applications Conference

Novi May 9-10, 2017

Detroit Sheraton Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, Michigan 48375
United States
Phone: (248) 349-4000

Frankfurt June 14-15, 2017

Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
Am Buesing Palais
Berliner Strasse 111, 63065 Offenbach am Main
Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 82999 0


ALAC, a dedicated laser applications conference and exposition, provides a forum that addresses applications, processes, engineering, development, and system integration. This International event brings together the world’s engineering leaders in the synergistic discussion on laser applications in the industries and its needs. Representations from around the globe in the technical program, exhibits, and in attendance are the hallmark of ALAC events. All technical contributions go through a rigorous editorial and peer review processes for technical excellence.

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ALAC 2017 Novi Registration

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375, Phone (248) 349-4000

  • Click Here to make your hotel reservations. Hotel Discount ends April 20, 2017.

    General Registration Fee is $1,295. General Registration includes:

    • Access to sessions for all days of the conference including Automotive Closures Conference
    • Access to Exposition both days
    • ALAC Novi 2017 Library Access for abstracts, papers and presentations for one month starting 5 – 10 days after the event
    • Coffee & Tea breaks with pastries
    • Day One and Day Two Lunches
    • Open House with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

    Online Registration

    ALAC 2017 Novi Registration
    Attendee(s) Name(s)

    Register online above using our secure system OR:

    Mail or Fax Registration Form to:
    5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 205, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA.
    FAX: (734) 786-2242
    REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available with a 50% surcharge until 60 days before the conference. Refunds are no longer available in the 60 days prior to the conference date. All returned checks receive a $25 fee.


    General Registration Fee is €1,755 (After April 14, 2017 €1,940) . Registration includes:

    • Access to sessions for all days of the conference
    • Access to Exposition both days
    • ALAC Frankfurt Library Access for abstracts, papers and presentations for one month starting 5 – 10 days after the event
    • Coffee & Tea breaks with pastries
    • Two Lunches
    • Evening reception with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

    ALAC 2017 Frankfurt Online Registration

    ALAC 2017 Frankfurt Registration
    Attendee(s) Name(s)

    Click Here For Exhibit Space Contract

    For every expo online payment an exhibitors contract is required

    ALAC 2017 Novi Expo Payment

    Need electricity at your booth? This requires a separate payment.

    Electrical Access Payment

    Exposition Location:

    Novi, Michigan USA

    Exposition Rate:


    Additional Benefits:

    • Company/Product listing in the Exhibitors Directory on the Web
      One complimentary registration for a 8 ft x 10 ft Exhibitor

    Exposition Dates and Hours:

    Move In:

    Tuesday,  May 9:
    7:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. only

    Exposition Hours & Activities:

    Tuesday,  May 9:
    10:30 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.

    Wednesday,  May 10:
    8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

    Move Out:

    Wednesday,  May 10:
    3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

    Exposition Reservations:

    ALAC 2017 – Conference & Expo
    5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 205, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA
    Phone: (734) 997-9249 Fax: (734) 786 2242

    ALAC 2017 Frankfurt Expo Payment

    Electrical Access Payment

    Contact GAMC for details.

    Phone: (734) 997-9249 | E-mail:

    Session Sponsorship

    • Session Sponsors will receive verbal acknowledgement by the session organizer at the start of the sponsored session, room signage, and text listing acknowledgement in the onsite program, and website.

    Evening Reception

    • Our evening reception is a highlight of the conference for all attendees. Sponsor’s name and logo are displayed on cups and napkins.

    Coffee Breaks

    • Sponsor one of two morning or one afternoon coffee breaks either day. Your company logo will be displayed on 8 oz. cups and napkins provided to attendees. Promotional materials may also be displayed.

    Technical Program

    • Advertise in our technical program! Sure to reach researchers, design and development professionals, while providing an outline of the conference.

    Exhibitor's PR Ad

    • Sent to over 5,000 related industry professionals
    • Reserve your spot in this year's ad for valuable marketing opportunities

    Technical Group Refreshments

    • Sponsor one of our breakout sessions, and your logo will be displayed on cups and napkins distributed with refreshments.

    General Refreshments

    • Provide a snack table and display your company logo.

    Conference Bags

    • You can have your company logo on one side and the GAMC logo will be on the other. Bags will be distributed at the event.


    • Lanyards are handed out at our registration counters, your company name can be displayed around the necks of our attendees.

    Registration Bag Inserts

    • Your materials can be inserted into our conference bags, providing additional exposure for your company. Materials must be approved by GAMC and be no more than 8“ x 11” in size.

    Example of an Abstract

    Implantable cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators (ICD) sense and provide electrical signals to the heart using implantable leads. Lead is a complex flexible mechanical construction containing quite a few metallic components joined together in an electrical circuit which conducts electrical signals from heart to the device and back. The components of a lead must have reliable joints for mechanical strength of the construction and electrical continuity of the circuit. Most of the components are built from noble metals such as Platinum (Pt) and Pt alloys, and highly corrosion resistance alloys such as MP35N or stainless steel. They are usually joined together by welding or simple mechanical crimping. For the welding process, three factors contribute the most to the reliability of the product: Joint design, perfection of assembly and welding method and parameters. Joint design includes the choice of joining metals (weldability), geometrical configuration of the joint area and tolerance of the components.  Properly designed welding joint makes the lead reliable and easily manufacture-able product with high yield. This presentation will discuss the peculiarities of welding of lead rigid components and combination of rigid and flexible components. Real life examples of weld joints where both components are made out of dissimilar but weldable metals will be outlined.  Since implantable leads have very small and delicate components, portable Nd:YAG laser welding stations are very efficient for implantable leads manufacturing.  Samples discussed in this presentation were welded using Rofin’s SWMP6002 portable Nd:YAG laser.

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    Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

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