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Laser Surface Texturing

May 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST

£60.00 – £360.00


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Chair: David Waugh (Coventry University)

Laser surface texturing is being applied to more and more applications, as the technology to treat surfaces improves and treatment rates increase the process is becoming more cost-effective.  In this workshop, we will have presentations from industry on the laser and optical tools that are used to apply textures, as well as from research organisations with experience of applying the latest know-how to speed up the process and apply it to new materials and applications.

The use of laser surfaces can be for modifying the wettability (making surfaces attract or repel water droplets) or the tribology (modifying the performance of a surface regarding friction or wear) or the optical reflectivity of surfaces (changing colour or contrast). These surfaces can be used in applications as diverse as biomedical, surgical implants, aircraft surfaces, engine and gear train components, white goods and currency or luxury goods.

As well as providing a forum to exchange ideas, this physical workshop (at Cranfield University) will be backed up by a range of industrial exhibitors and networking opportunities over lunch and coffee breaks.

Some of the speakers and delegates for this event will join via Zoom to take advantage of the hybrid nature of the workshop, which makes it easy for international attendance and positions it at the centre of this topic with a range of international speakers from Europe and further afield.




09.30 – 10.00   Registration and Refreshments

10.00 – 10.10   Welcome & Introduction
David Waugh, Coventry University (UK)

10.10 – 10.30  The Frictional Performance of Laser Textured Sintered  Carbide Cutting Tools
Paul Butler-Smith, Manufacturing Technology Centre (UK)

10.30 – 10.50  Innovative applied surface structures in the electronic assembly industry
Fraser Shaw, Watt Laser (UK)

10.50 – 11.20  Harnessing the power of diffractive optics to enable high throughput laser surface texturing
Natan Kaplan, HoloOr (Israel)

11.20 – 11.50  Break – Tea, Coffee & Networking 

11.50 – 12.10  Laser-enabled Surface Engineering: Technology Advances in Addressing Industry Applications and Process Requirements
Stefan Dimov, Birmingham University (UK)

12.10 – 12.30  A roadmap for mass production of USP-laser textured surfaces
Girolamo Mincuzzi, ALPhANOV (France)

12.30 – 12.50  Multi-beam processing with the next generation of high intensity laser systems
Danijela Rostohar, HiLASE (Czech)

12.50 – 14.00  Lunch & Networking with Delegates & Exhibitors

14.00 – 14.20  Laser surface engineering: from diamond to polymer
Manuela Pacella, Loughborough University (UK)

14.20 – 14.40  Exceeding the state of the art in Direct Laser Interference Patterning
Sabri Alamri, Fusion Bionic (Germany)

14.40 – 15.00  Laser engineering and functionalization of biomimetic surfaces
Emmanuel Stratakis, Biomimetic (Greece)

15.00 – 15.30  Break – Tea, Coffee & Networking

15.30 – 15.50  Fibre-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer manufacturing using UV femtosecond laser pulses
Kamile Kasaciunaite, Light Conversion (Lithuania)

15.50 – 16.10  Beam Shaping Options for Improving Throughput in Laser Surface Texturing
Steve Kidd, PowerPhotonic (UK)

16.10  Close



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Cranfield Management Development Centre, Bedfordshire, MK43 0HG


















Nearby accommodation

The Swan Revived Hotel
33 High Street
Newport Pagnell
MK16 8AR

+44 (0) 1908 610565


Harben House Hotel
Tickford Street
Newport Pagnell
MK16 9EY

+44 (0) 1908 215600



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May 19, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
£60.00 – £360.00


Cranfield University
College Rd, Wharley End
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL


+ 44 (0) 1235 539595
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