Academic and other research institutions can benefit from the feedback and networking opportunities that membership of AILU provides. Key benefits of membership to research organisations include:The Laser User, first published in 1995, is a quarterly publication. It has attracted the highest praise from the UK and international laser community, is distributed only to members and is generally regarded as one of the key benefits of membership. The Laser User addresses all general aspects of laser processing and machine technology; it is packed with useful information and stimulating discussion for both the novice and experienced user and aims to keep the reader up to date with developments and to provide a clear, balanced approach to the subject material, not favouring a particular supplier or technology An extensive ‘expert comment’ section is provided to help broaden the scope of the technical articles and to present a balanced view of the material, It is widely circulated and well read within Corporate Member companies. It has a hard copy circulation of over 400, mainly to member and since 2010 as an electronic version with a growing on-line readership. The growing library of articles from past issues, fully categorised, is available for members to download.
AILU’s monthly e-newsletter provides a useful update on news, events, summaries of magazine articles, and notice of up and coming events.Products & Services (P&S) Directory. Research organisations can be listed under several headings in the ‘services’ section.
AILU is among the largest and most active European laser materials processing associations, and thereby it can have a direct influence on funding bodies in the areas of laser technology and applications. The Association can also: Assist organisations find partners for collaborative projects in the area of laser materials processing; provide letters of support; and, during and at the end of a project, provide an important route for dissemination.PPI Special Interest Group within AILU, to which all who work in research have automatic membership, provides valuable networking opportunities and opportunities to learn about research initiatives and to take part in strategic planning for the laser materials processing sector. contact us.