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26 June 2012

Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre Conference 2012

  • Sector: Conference
  • Location: Cairn Auditorium, Edinburgh Campus, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Attendees: All welcome

 

 

The programme for the 2012 Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre Conference 2012, this year will focus on "Laser Based Production Processes".

In addition to our 3 international keynote talks (from Germany and the US), there will be welcoming academic and industrial speakers from around the UK. These include speakers from the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield University, the Centre for Materials and Structures at Liverpool University, and SPI Lasers, as well as many others.

Programme:

09.00 Welcome
Prof Denis Hall (HWU-IMRC Director)

09.05 Introduction to Annual Conference
Prof Steve Chapman (Principal and Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University)

SESSION 1: LASER JOINING

09.10 KEYNOTE I: Innovations in laser welding and brazing using high brightness lasers
Prof. Dr –Ing. Eckhard Beyer (Executive Director, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany)

09.50 Problems and solutions in laser dissimilar welding

Prof. Stewart Williams (Director, Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, University of Cranfield)

10.10 An overview of laser Surfi-Sculpt development
Dr John Blackburn (Manager, Laser and Sheet Process Section, TWI)

10.30 Application of laser arc based hybrid process in pipeline welding
Dr Supriyo Ganguly (Lecturer, Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, University of Cranfield)

10.50 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2: PRECISION LASER PROCESSING

11.10 KEYNOTE II: High power ultra-short pulse laser processing – a new approach for high precision manufacturing

Dr. –Ing. Arnold Gillner (Department Manager Micro Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology)

11.40 Micro-structuring of optical surfaces
Prof. Duncan Hand (Director of Research & Deputy Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University)

12.00 Applications of high-performance OEM CW and pulsed fiber lasers in precision manufacturing processes
Dr Paul Harrison (Principal Engineer, Product Applications, SPI Lasers)

12.20 Picosecond Laser Machining of Optical fibre based cantilever sensors

Frank Albri (PhD Student, Heriot Watt University)

12.50 Poster ‘Trailer’ Session (1 minute per person)


13.30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION + DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION 3: LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

14.30 KEYNOTE III: Computer-aided design for additive manufacturing: Can we exploit shape and material complexity capabilities?
Prof. David Rosen (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)

15.10 Selective Laser Melting: Challenges for the next five years
Dr Chris Sutcliffe (Centre for Materials and Structures, University of Liverpool)

15.30 Additive Layer Manufacture for Healthcare Applications
Prof. Kenny Dalgarno (University of Newcastle)

15.50 Additive Manufacturing for Material Functional Grading of Components
Dr Adam Clare (Nottingham University)

16.10 Wrap-up and Networking

Registration:

Places are filling fast for this ever-popular conference, and registration is free and straightforward. Please visit http://jameswatt2012.eventbrite.com/ to claim your ticket.

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