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AILU’s Annual Job Shop Business Meeting

November 22, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm GMT

£75.00 – £95.00


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AILU’s active Job Shop Community represents over 150 UK laser subcontractors offering laser material processing as a service.

If you haven’t been before, these meetings are “laser focused” on delivering high value content to our members and non-members in this sector.

With electricity price fluctuations still showing high volatility, AILU is pleased to present the results of our members voluntary (and anonymised) electricity price survey.

If you are facing challenges as a Job Shop owner or manager, this meeting is the right place for you. Take-aways from this meeting will include opportunities to enhance or diversify to grow your business, including:

Enhanced laser cutting:

  • Explore Higher Power Fibre Laser Systems
  • Learn the Benefits of Gas Mixing
  • Opportunities in Non-Metal Cutting

Emerging laser processes:

  • Handheld Laser Welders (Better & Faster than TIG)
  • Manual Laser Cleaning

New Technology

  • Find Out the Latest from Suppliers in the Sector
  • Participate in the Discussion Forum



National Metalforming Centre
47 Birmingham Road
West Bromwich,
B70 6PY 



09:30 – 10:00   Registration & refreshments

10:00 – 10:10   Welcome & Introduction
Chris Waters (Chair of AILU Jobshop Group)

10:10 – 10:30  High Power Laser Cuttting (above 10 kW)
Stan Wilford (IPG Photonics)

10:30 – 10:50   Gas Mixing – How it helps your cutting performance
Chris Smith (MSS Lasers)

10:50-11:10  Cutting Non-Metals: New Opportunities for Job Shops
Jonathan Green (Trotec)

11:10-11:40  Refreshments

11:40-12:00  Manual Laser Welding: What You Need To Know
Andy Toms (TLM Laser)

12:00-12:20   Manual Laser Cleaning: Amazing Results & Applications
Oscar Heredia (LC Lasers)

12:20-12:30 Survey results feedback: Electrical 
Dave MacLellan (AILU)

12:30-12:50  What To Do Before Your Energy Contract Runs Out
Nigel Addison-Evans (Control Energy Costs)

12:50 – 13:50  Lunch

13:50 – 14:00 R&D Tax Credits: New Claims Rules & Procedures
James Cameron (Visiativ)

14:00-15:00  What’s new – short commercial presentations
Short company pitches (10 mins each): TLM Laser, Laser Lines, Amplitude, Nitrogen Supply Co, Prima Power, Coherent, Mazak

15:00-15:40  Open Discussion Forum

15:40  Close



Recommended Hotel:

Premier Inn West Bromwich
New Gas Street,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands
B70 0NP


Premier Inn Oldbury (M5 Jn2)
Wolverhampton Rd,
B69 2BH


See AILU Event Terms and Conditions here.

By registering for this meeting you agree that you are happy for AILU and Sponsors to contact you after the event


November 22, 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm GMT
£75.00 – £95.00
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National Metalforming Centre
47 Birmingham Road
West Bromwich, B70 6PY
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