To help North American automotive manufacturers develop and validate laser welding and assembly techniques, Lamb Technicon Body & Assembly today announced the dedication of a new Laser Process Validation Center. The 2,000-sq.-foot center, located within Lamb's Modern Prototype facilities in Troy, is believed to be the first in North America to integrate both laser processing and prototyping services at a single facility. As a result, time to market for laser-processed part concepts can be substantially improved, claims Jim Tobin, President, Lamb Technicon Body & Assembly.