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Welcome to the 18th NOLAMP Conference

New date!
Due to the development of covid-19, the related vaccination programmes and the likelihood of having the conference physically with all participants present, the consortium has decided to postpone the conference to 18-20th January 2022 in Luleå, Sweden. This will be the first winter NOLAMP, which will also be an experience for many to be in the “true north” in the middle of the winter. This involves high probabilities of much snow, cold temperatures, ice roads, aurora borealis and even some brief sunlight during mid-day

The first conference on Nordic Laser Material Processing, NOLAMP was held in Oslo in 1987. Then the laser material processing was a rather new and revolutionary way to manufacture products with high quality and high efficiency. The laser research in the Nordic countries was in its pioneering age and the enthusiasm among researchers for the new possibilities was unrivalled. The intention for creating this conference, which was originally suggested by Dr. Bernt Thorstensen at SI in Oslo, Norway, was to establish a fruitful cooperation among Nordic laser researchers. Also NOLAMP intended to provide a forum for young researchers to present on-going works and to establish contacts in the scientific community as well as in industry.

Since then, these biannual conferences have fulfilled its intentions and has provided a useful meeting ground for research and industry involved in laser technology in the Nordic countries. The NOLAMP conference has also expanded significantly and now attracts people from all over Europe. NOLAMP is now for the fifth time arranged in Sweden and this time it will be held in Luleå in the northern part of Sweden. With this new location we hope to attract a strong participation from industry presenting industrial R&D work and new applications, making this conference especially successful.

Alexander Kaplan

Conference host

Jan Frostevarg

National Organizing Committee