Prof. Narendra B. Dahotre of materials science and engineering, established the Laboratory of Laser Aided Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing (LAASM) at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas). The state-of-the-art research facility houses multiple high-power infrared laser systems. These lasers are specifically designed and configured for efficient, reliable, cost-effective, precise, and efficient additive and subtractive manufacturing processes for advanced materials, including metals, ceramics, composites, etc.