China's 1st laser museum in OVC envisions future
A light and shadow display hall in the HGTECH Laser Technology Museum, which is located in East Lake High-tech Development Zone (Optics Valley of China) in Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei province. The hall informs visitors how the laser was discovered and developed, and how it is applied to different fields. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
In 1917, Albert Einstein began focus on "lasers", a material then unknown to the world. In 1960, the first laser beam was discovered during an experiment. Since then, knowledge about lasers has been spread wide, contributing to their wide application in fields as varied as remote sensing, entertainment media, 3D printing, fiber optics, manufacturing and minimally-invasive surgeries.
The HGTECH Laser Technology Museum is designed to get citizens, especially college students, acquainted with laser-related scientific and technological lore, and exhibit their latest application in various products.
Smart manufacturing, in this case, not only denotes "intelligence plus manufacturing", but means instances where intelligent technologies have penetrated every part of manufacturing. In these cases, laser-based overall manufacturing solutions have become one of the indispensible core units.
Auto spare parts are produced using laser processing technologies. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
Advanced technologies represented by laser processing, industrial robots and digitalized control have been pushing the upgrading of the automobile manufacturing sector.
The museum displays cell phone cases that apply laser marking technology. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
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