A message to our readers: We’re here to help

March 24, 2020
Industrial Laser Solutions remains operational and will continue to deliver you practical, useful information to help you do your job.

To our loyal followers and friends,

As we are all feeling the impact of in-person social distancing due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we wanted to reach out to you to let you know you can count on our online communities and products to continue providing industry updates and key information you need to continue to do your job. 

We provide our content through multiple social channels and websites, along with digital products such as webcasts, white papers, and eBooks, all with the intent of helping to keep you informed of the global impact of today’s evolving business environment.     

We want you and your families to stay safe and healthy. As a community, we will make it through these turbulent times. 

Best Regards, 

David Belforte

Editor in Chief, Industrial Laser Solutions

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Chris Ferrell

CEO, Endeavor Business Media

About the Author

David Belforte | Contributing Editor

David Belforte (1932-2023) was an internationally recognized authority on industrial laser materials processing and had been actively involved in this technology for more than 50 years. His consulting business, Belforte Associates, served clients interested in advanced manufacturing applications. David held degrees in Chemistry and Production Technology from Northeastern University (Boston, MA). As a researcher, he conducted basic studies in material synthesis for high-temperature applications and held increasingly important positions with companies involved with high-technology materials processing. He co-founded a company that introduced several firsts in advanced welding technology and equipment. David's career in lasers started with the commercialization of the first industrial solid-state laser and a compact CO2 laser for sheet-metal cutting. For several years, he led the development of very high power CO2 lasers for welding and surface treating applications. In addition to consulting, David was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Laser Solutions magazine (1986-2022) and contributed to other laser publications, including Laser Focus World. He retired from Laser Focus World in late June 2022.

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