The Laser User Magazine


The 'Laser User' magazine is AILU’s quarterly house magazine. It is a Members-only magazine with a primary circulation to those active within the industrial/commercial laser community. It is widely circulated and well read within Corporate Member companies. It has a 400+ hard copy circulation, mainly to members, and since 2010 its circulation of on-line readers has greatly expanded through the introduction of an electronic version has rapidly expanding its readership.

This production of the magazine is a massive undertaking and AILU relies heavily on the support of members and laser organizations from around the  world, especially the Laser Institute of America (LIA), for generously waived copyright in our efforts to collect the latest laser-related material for the magazine, with the approval of the authors, of course.

Non-members may purchase an article by submitting a Magazine Article Order Request, a charge of £20 is made for this service. A fax back form with Credit card details can be submitted to the AILU office on +44 (0)1235 550499

Magazine Articles

All material in The Laser User is edited to remove jargon and exaggeration. As a result, the magazine has been highly praised by readers for the quality and clarity of its content. Packed with useful information for both the novice and experienced user, it includes extensive expert comment to help broaden the scope and provide a balanced view of the material.

Described as “... the best source of practical laser user information available anywhere.” Subjects covered in the magazine include developments in laser sources and optics, state-of-the-art reviews of applications and a wide range of papers on safety standards and practice, as well as business aspects of laser technology.

The magazine is ISSN registered, articles are peer reviewed and members are actively encouraged to contribute articles; letters, news and comments are also welcome.

The Laser User is now available on line at http://magazine.ailu.org.uk.  The e-Magazine is similarly provided free of charge to AILU Members. Corporate Members of AILU can take out low cost multi-user subscription to make it accessible to all in their organisation. For a subscription to this on-line service contact Liz Guntert Tel:+44(0)1235 550499 Email: liz@ailu.org.uk

The on-line e-Magazine uses an easy to read book style presentation allowing book marking, searching, use of direct hyperlinks to contributors websites and for email contacts together with page printing for article hard copies.

Read the e-Magazine when you want to where you want to direct from your PC or laptop.

Article Search

Use the Search panel at the top of this page to find articles within your areas of interest. 

Download Articles

AILU Members are able to download the articles free of charge. You must be "logged in" in order for you to access them.

For Non-Members there is a provision for magazine articles  to be purchased by submitting a magazine article order request, a charge of £20 is made for this service. A fax back form with Credit card details can be submitted to the AILU office on +44 (0)1235 550499.  Please fill out the information fully so we are able to process your request.

AILU Advertising Opportunities 

Click here for a comprehensive guide to advertising opportunities in AILU publications.  This guide provides all you need to know, whether a member of AILU or not, including opportunities for free advertising for Members.

The AILU office staff will help you place your advertising, press releases, technical articles
and application stories to gain optimum exposure in the community, of laser users and suppliers of lasers and laser-related technology in manufacturing, which we serve in the UK and worldwide.

Download or print the Media Guide and prices here

Please remember you are bound by AILU's Terms of Fair Use policy and you must not disseminate this information, it is for your own personal use.


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