Design for Laser Manufacture

Lasers in Design: Website outreach to engineering designers

The Outreach Project

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Trade and Industry, AILU has developed a ‘design for laser-based manufacturing’ sub-web as a valuable resource for engineering designers. The site was launched in 2007.

Go to to see the website.

REQUEST for good quality material

AILU members are invited to submit material.

The aim

The primary purpose of the Design for Laser Manufacture sub-web is to encourage designers to ‘think laser’ and to produce product specifications that are optimised for laser-based fabrication; this will be done by providing examples and supporting information in the form of pictures (of laser-manufactured parts), video clips, slide presentations and information sheets.

The Opportunity

Participation through the provision of pictures, video clips, slide presentations and information sheets for the Design for Laser Manufacture sub web will raise your company’s profile within the industrial laser community. What is more, it’s free! Plus, as you can see on the draft home page each item displayed (whether it be a picture, video clip, slide presentation or information sheet) will carry below it a banner that can contain anything from a small advert to the contact details of the provider.

What to do next

If you are interested in offering pictures, video clips, slide presentations and information sheets for display on the site, then follow this link.

Please note that submitted material will be judged for quality, and will be processed and uploaded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so a prompt response is advised.

It is hoped that suppliers of laser-related products, laser job shops and other organisations that stand to gain directly from a growth in demand for laser-based manufacture will recognise the opportunity that this new initiative provides and will respond quickly to this call.

New material is always being added to the site please look at the information pages for details on submitting your material.

AILU Advertising Opportunities

Click here for a comprehensive guide to advertising opportunities in AILU publications. This guide provides all you need to know, whether a member of AILU or not, including opportunities for free advertising for Members.

The AILU office staff will help you place your advertising, press releases, technical articles
and application stories to gain optimum exposure in the community, of laser users and suppliers of lasers and laser-related technology in manufacturing, which we serve in the UK and worldwide.

Download or print the Media Guide and prices here

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