LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2017 Concludes that Lasers have a Bright Future in India
New Delhi, Sep 20: The 6th edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA successfully concluded at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center, New Delhi attracting 6,404 trade visitors.
Spread over 5500 square meters, 160 exhibitors and 10 additionally represented companies from a total of 16 countries showcased products, recent developments and market trends from the world of lasers and optical technology and its industrial applications.

Dr. Lalit Kumar, Managing Director, COHERENT Laser India said: "Our experience at the show has been excellent. We get a lot of enquiries and prospects. We meet new and old customers and the response has been very good."

Pradeep Patil, Managing Director, TRUMPF India said: "I am very confident that we will continue to benefit by participating in the future as well. The event is really adding value to the industry and particularly to our company."

The trade fair was organized in New Delhi making it perfectly accessible for application industries such as automotive, heavy engineering, railways, signage and printing to name a few. LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA proved that all those industries are increasingly using laser and optics in order to improve efficiency and quality.

Speaking of his experience at the Buyer-Seller-Forum, Haribabu Srivastava, Director - Laser Science and Technology Center, DRDO (Government of India) said: "We all are aware that lasers have a very bright future and every year the volume of laser machines is increasing, its applications are increasing, whether it is defence, industry applications such as medical, telecommunications, internet, entertainment, you name it and the application is there. All the aspects of laser were covered here at the exhibition and I feel that if industry and laboratories they come together we can achieve the 'Make in India' dream of the Government."

Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and Conference

For the first time, the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion was launched to showcase processing and systems for additive manufacturing in industrial applications at the show. At the co-located Additive Manufacturing Insight conference, delegates learnt about the growing market for Industrial 3D printing.

By 2015 the approximate size of the addressable manufacturing market for Additive Manufacturing was $13 trillion while the Market Share of Additive Manufacturing was $5 billion. Boston Consulting Group forecasts that it will grow at a compound annual rate of almost 30% through 2020. According to CNT, Additive Manufacturing is getting a lot of traction in India and many companies are working on moving into functional part manufacturing using additive manufacturing compared to only prototyping.

Nayan Patel, Operations and Technical Manager, Renishaw India shared their experience: "This is the first time we participated at LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA. Our participation has been really good. The north market especially Delhi NCR requires an eco-system for additive manufacturing and this is a perfect platform. We look forward to participating in the future as well."

Knowledge Platforms - Short courses by IEEE Photonics & Laser Safety Forum

The three short courses organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photonics (IEEE Photonics) captured different aspects of Fiber Lasers and Applications, Nanophotonics and Fundamentals of Fiber Optics and Waveguides.

For the second consecutive year since its inception, the Laser Safety Forum garnered tremendous positive response from the exhibitors and the visitors. It stood out as the one of the prominent knowledge sharing platforms for the industry. They learned about the safe usage of lasers in their working environment.

The Buyer-Seller-Forum enabled constructive face to face meetings between buyers and sellers for potential business associations and received participation from companies such as Hero MotoCorp, Bhilai Engineering Corporation, Hella India Automotive, LASTEC - DRDO, Sagar Asia, to name a few.

Commenting on the success of the exhibition, Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India said: "LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA concluded another successful edition, and we are satisfied by the encouraging response received this year. The laser technology is one of the key technologies for the future of many sectors and the same was apparent at the fair."

The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place again from September 26 to 28, 2018 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. Log on to for more information on the trade fair.


LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is the only regional trade fair for laser and optical technologies in India, taking place every year since 2012, in different places in India. The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place from September 26 - 28, 2018 at BIEC in Bangalore.

The LASER World of PHOTONICS global network

LASER World of PHOTONICS has developed an international trade fair network. LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich is the world's leading trade fair of the laser and photonics industry. World of Photonics Congress is Europe's largest photonics congress.

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA and LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA are leading regional trade fairs for laser and optical technologies and are staged annually in China (Shanghai) and India (alternating between Bangalore and New Delhi). With a total of 2,295 exhibitors and more than 92,000 visitors in Munich, China and India, Messe Munchen is the world's leading trade fair organizer for lasers and photonics.

(Posted on 20 September 2017, 1679698667 18O206O92O240)