Welcome to The Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU)

Helping you make the most of Laser Technology

AILU is run by and for the laser community. Its membership is made up of laser users in industry and academia as well as manufacturers and suppliers of lasers and laser-related equipment and services. Corporate members include many leading players in the laser materials processing community.

What Is AILU?

  • AILU is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1995.
  • Based in the UK, AILU has an international membership and is available to all who have an interest in the applications of laser materials processing in industry and academia.
  • AILU is about networking and connects laser professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, from Industry & Manufacturing to Research & Development
  • AILU is made up of laser end-users in manufacturing and research, laser job shops, manufacturers of lasers and laser systems, and suppliers of laser-related products and services.
  • Job Shop owners benefit from networking, sharing advice and best practice in the Job Shop Special Interest Group.
  • AILU is dedicated to furthering the opportunities for those at the beginning of their career in laser technology and runs an active Early Careers Group.
Whether you are new to lasers in manufacturing, or have a long tradition within the laser industry, AILU can provide opportunities that will help you to further your knowledge and connections. Join us and stay at the forefront of industrial laser technology.

What we provide

  • Promotion of member activities in ‘The Laser User’ magazine, the monthly e-newsletter & on social media
  • Valued networking events, both live and online, including the internationally renowned ILAS Symposium and one-day technical workshops
  • A Members’ Product & Services Directory (free listing for members)
  • Consult An Expert Service
  • Advertising opportunities focused directly into the laser industry.

‘The Laser User’ magazine

AILU members receive our quarterly magazine ‘The Laser User’ which is considered the best source of practical laser user information available. Packed full of news, reviews,

technical articles, current research and more, it’s where industry meets academia.

If you are an AILU member, click here to view the magazine.
Not a member but would like to take a look? Click the button for a preview, or contact us.

Laser industry news delivered to you monthly

Our monthly e-newsletter is free to all. Each issue is introduced by an AILU member and features topical news, events and more. Don’t ever miss out on industry news and events. You can unsubscribe at any time. Click the subscribe button to start receiving all the latest news from the laser industry.