BiographyRonald Schaeffer is Chief Executive Officer of PhotoMachining, Inc. He has been involved in laser manufacture and materials processing for over 25 years, working in and starting small companies. He has over 130 publications, has written monthly web and print columns (currently writing a column for MicroManufacturing Magazine) and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Industrial Laser Solutions. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Laser Institute of America and is affiliated with the New England Board of Higher Education. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University and did graduate work at the University of Paris, after which he worked for several major laser companies. He is a US Army veteran of the 172nd Mountain Brigade and the 101st Airborne division. In his spare time he farms, collects antique pocket watches, plays guitar and rides motorcycle.
Micromachining using lasers, laser physics, applications.
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