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Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium

Precision & Flexibility for Advanced Manufacturing

Thursday, October 5,2017

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Advanced Laser Applications in the Job Shop

presented by Thom Shelow, Founder, Superior Joining Technologies

Lasers in Mfg Symposium



Prevalent & Emerging 
Ultrafast Applications

by Bill Holtkamp, IHCC 
Alumni and Sales Manager
for TRUMPF, Inc.


Please join IHCC & TRUMPF for the complimentary Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium including supplier table tops and live demos.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Indian Hills Community College 
Advanced Technology Center
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 Symposium will be held at the
RHEC building on the East end of campus


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Technical Symposium Agenda:

9:00 AM

Registration & Tabletop Exhibits

9:30 AM

Dr. Marlene Sprouse, President & Chief Academic Officer, IHCC

9:45 AM

Laser Sources and Their Industrial Applications
Michael ShayLaser Instructor, IHCC

10:15 AM

CO2 Lasers are Still Relevant
Bernie Koch, President, Minnesota Section of the Optical Society of America 
And Manufacturing Technology Specialist, 3M

10:45 AM

Assimilation of Laser Welding: Resistance is Futile
David Havrilla, Manager – Product & Project Management, TRUMPF Inc.

11:15 AM

Networking, Tabletops & Student Ask the Expert

12:00 PM

Compliments of the Midwest Photonics Education Center and the
National Science Foundation

12:45 PM

Advanced Laser Applications in the Job Shop
Thom Shelow, Founder, Superior Joining Technologies

1:15 PM

Unexpected Synergy: 3D Metal Printing & Conventional Manufacturing
Franziska Maschowski, Task Lead – Additive Manufacturing, TRUMPF Inc.

1:45 PM


2:15 PM

Troubleshooting Laser Systems in Medical Device Manufacturing
Joseph Hendrickson, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Medtronic

2:45 PM

Prevalent & Emerging Ultrafast Applications
Bill Holtkamp, Sales Manager – Semi-Construction/ Consumer
Electronics, TRUMPF Inc.

3:30 PM

Tour of IHCC Lab & Live Demo

4:00 PM



To attend the Lasers in Manufacturing Technical Symposium, please click the RSVP button and complete the form.

For more information on IHCC, visit

Certifications, Affiliations, and Accreditations (copy)

  • Superior Joining Technologies is a Woman-Owned Business.
  • FAA Repair Station OP Spec (3SJR972Y) Certified for Welding, Fluorescent Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspection.
  • UTC Aerospace Approved to AWS - Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications.
  • Nadcap Accredited for Fluorescent Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspection (certificate), Fusion Welding, Laser Welding (certificate)
  • Woodward, Inc. Approved Supplier for NDT #3016777
  • FAA Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Certified.
  • Access to Foreign Trade Zone.

ISO9001 AS 9100 Certified Nadcap Fabricators & Manufacturers Association American Welding Society Laser Institute of America

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