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AILU Event | Laser Processing using Machine Learning & Digital Twins

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

£60.00 – £360.00


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Chair: Danijela Rostohar, Coventry University

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is highly topical globally due to much-publicised developments in everything from smart listening virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa through spam filters, facial recognition, autonomous vehicles, smart walking robots and large language chatbots like Chat GPT.

In manufacturing huge changes are taking place, enabled by Machine Learning and Digital Twins. Using these techniques, processes can be improved and optimised in dramatically shorter times and the accumulated knowledge of decades of experience can be captured and exploited without the need for individual experts who previously held this know-how in their heads. As a result, smarter factories are being enabled and manufacturing becomes digitised with the result in higher efficiency and lower emissions – reducing the impact on the environment, and overcoming skills shortages in key processes.

Applications in the laser industry and in academic research establishments will be presented at this workshop. Using Machine Learning and Digital Twins, complex processes like laser welding and surface structuring can be modelled and optimised (offline) gaining insight from massive data sets which can be harnessed by high speed number-crunching to enable consistent quality in new applications.

This workshop is suited to anyone seeking to build knowledge in this field, and to add subject experts to their network. The event is live in-person with a few remote presentations. Post-event, pdfs of presenter slides and video of the presentations will be available to all registered delegates. After the event a tour of the facilities will be available to see the application of this technology to automotive battery welding.



Institute For Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME)
Beresford Ave

(SATNAV: Use postcode CV6 5JA)



09:30 – 10:00  Registration & Refreshments

10:00 – 10:10  Introduction & Welcome
Danijela Rostohar, Coventry University

10:10 – 10:30  Bridging Realities: The Impact of Digital Twins on Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Marcos Kauffman, Coventry University

10:30 – 10:50  Machine Learning vs Human – in process understanding   
Jian Qin, Cranfield University

10:50 – 11:10  Laser beam shaping with diffractive neural networks
Paul Buske, RWTH Aachen

11:10 – 11:40  Break

11:40 – 12:00  High Power Laser Welding Systems in the Era of Digital Manufacturing: Trends & Emerging Needs
Pasquale Franciosa, WMG, Warwick University

12:00 – 12:20  Classification of laser welds using in process video and machine learning 
Darren Williams, TWI; Peter WilsonJ4IC, Lancaster University

12:20 – 12:40  Process solutions for laser welding of EV components
Peter Kallage, Coherent

12:40 – 13:40  Lunch

13:40 – 14:00  The Power of AI in Automated Inline Quality Inspection and Provenance Control
Sebelan Danishvar
, Z-Prime

14:00 – 14:20 AI for Science: Machine Learning for Laser Facilities and Applications
Jeyan Thiyagalingam, STFC

14:20 – 14:40  The role of CFD in digital twins for additive manufacturing and laser welding
Marcin Serdeczny
, Flow Science Inc.

14:40 – 15:00  Seeing the unseen: Sensors with sophisticated data models enable higher manufacturing quality
Mark Thompson, Photonics Express

15:00 – 15:30  Break

15:30 – 16:30  Tour of AME & Hyperbat



Parking will be reserved in the Unipart/AME car park off Beresford Avenue. The entrance is shown below.

SATNAV: Use postcode CV6 5JA

Please also see the information sheet here – AME-Visitor-Information.docx

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February 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
£60.00 – £360.00
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AME, Coventry
Beresford Ave
Coventry, CV6 5LZ United Kingdom
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