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AILU Workshop – Laser Cleaning

September 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST

£60.00 – £360.00
laser cleaning


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£ 60.00 ex. VAT
Workshop Chair: Tony Jones (Cyan Tec)

The rise in the number of laser cleaning systems on the market has led to a rapid increase in the uptake of the application. Advantages of cleaning by laser are the following:

  • Non-abrasive process which doesn’t contaminate the surface
  • Selective cleaning with no damage to the underlying surface
  • Suitable for automation or manual operation
  • Minimal waste – only fume extraction required
  • Removes rust, paint, coatings, soot and layers of organic material
  • Efficient and fast, giving excellent results

Increasingly being used in automotive, aerospace, electronics and even the nuclear industry, laser cleaning can be seen regularly on YouTube videos and LinkedIn posts.

This workshop will share the latest in new technology, from researchers and manufacturers, as well as giving case studies of applications where it has proved itself to be the best method in production.

Suitable for anyone planning to use laser cleaning, or just wanting to understand how it works. There will be presentations in the morning and afternoon, with time set aside for networking over coffee breaks and lunch. A small exhibition of suppliers will be alongside the workshop for those looking to discuss the equipment and services available.




09:30 – 10:00  Registration

10:00 Welcome & Introduction
Tony Jones, Cyan Tec Systems

Morning Session
10:10 AM–10:30 AM | Laser Cleaning: A Solution Looking for Applications
Leo Sexton, LaserAge

10:30 AM–10:50 AM | Reduced Hazard Laser cleaning using Retina Safe Wavelengths
Tara Murphy, Woodrow Scientific 

10:50 AM–11:10 AM | Laser cleaning in restricted access situations
Mike O’Key, OpTek

11:10 AM–11:40 AM | Break

11:40 AM–12:00 AM | Low energy laser shock processing: the boundary between cleaning and strengthening phenomena
Manuela Pacella, Loughborough University

12:00 AM–12:20 AM | Laser cleaning of thermal barrier coatings
Artem Bogatyrev, Nottingham University

12:20 AM–12:40 AM | Laser cleaning of heritage objects and monuments
Paraskevi Pouli, FORTH

12:40 PM–1:50 PM Lunch

Afternoon Session
01:50 PM–02:10 PM | Automated laser cleaning: applications and solutions
Gary Broadhead, IPG Photonics

02:30 PM–02:50 PM |

02:50 PM–03:20 PM | Break

03:20 PM–03:40 PM | Safety considerations for laser cleaning and practical guidance for manual cleaning
Ioannis Metsios , Lumpi 



ABB Robotics
Orion House
Maidstone Rd
Milton Keynes
MK10 0BD



There are plenty of accommodation options in Milton Keynes including the Premier Inn Milton Keynes Central (Xscape) hotel


Main image credit: 4JET/TRUMPF


September 20, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
£60.00 – £360.00
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ABB Robotics
Orion House, Maidstone Rd, Kingston,
Milton Keynes, MK10 0BD
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