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Lasers in Low Carbon Energy – AILU workshop

May 31, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST

£60.00 – £180.00


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Chair: Tian Long See (MTC)

Energy generation requires radical transformation globally between now and 2030 due to more rigorous climate targets set by the UK government and around the world. This has presented huge challenges in terms of material resources, manufacturing, installation, servicing as well as infrastructure. There are several different types of renewable energy with their own sets of unique challenges when it comes to manufacturing and infrastructure needs. For example, wind and solar energy are not continuous and therefore require power storage (through batteries) as well as base level generation (nuclear power in the short term fusion energy in the longer term). On top of this we have existing nuclear power stations which take decades to decommission.

New technology in laser joining, cutting, texturing, hardening, cladding and shock peening (to name a few) are addressing some of the issues in manufacturing and decommissioning. Lasers will be a part of the landscape of Low Carbon energy generation. This workshop will address some of the areas where lasers are already being applied, or need to address in future years.

This workshop will set out the needs and give case studies of existing applications in the field. It is ideal for researchers, manufacturers, integrators and end-users of the technology to learn about the leading edge of laser material processing technology in this field.

The 2023 AILU AGM will follow this workshop, from 14:30 – 15:30 (see here).


09:30 – 10:00  Registration

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
Tian Long See, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

Session 1

10:10 – 10:30  Net Zero: Targets, Progress & How Industrial Lasers Contribute
Dave MacLellan, AILU

10:30 – 10:50  High Heat Flux Lasers in Nuclear Fusion Engineering
Petros Efthymiou, UKAE

10:50 – 11:10  Controlling Hazardous Fume for Decommissioning
Lewis Jones, Loughborough University

11:10 AM – 11:40  Break

Session 2

11:40 – 12:00 Laser Welding for Electrification
Paola De Bono, TWI

12:00 – 12:20  Laser Processing in Battery Production – Status Quo & Future Perspectives
Johannes Kriegler, Technical University, Munich

12:20 – 13:00  Discussion Session

13:00 – 14:15  Lunch

14:30 AILU AGM (optional)



Post code for Sat Nav: S60 5TZ

AMP Technology Centre
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
South Yorkshire
S60 5WG

T: +44(0)114 254 1200

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May 31, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
£60.00 – £180.00
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AMP Technology Centre
Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe
Rotherham, S60 5WG United Kingdom
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0114 254 1200
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