12 November 2008

AILU Workshop: Job Shop 08

  • Sector: Job Shop Business Meeting
  • Location: Trumpf, Luton
  • Attendees: AILU Members and Laser Job Shop Owners


The Job Shop Group's annual business meeting takes place this year at Trumpf's facility in Luton.


09:30 Registration and refreshments

Introduction to the day
Dave Connaway (Cirrus Laser)

Disk laser technology: latest advance for cutting and welding
Gerry Jones and Iwan Papic (Trumpf)


Automating the job shop: Would we do it again?
Dennis Kent (Carlton Laser)

How the web works for advertising
Martin Cook (Cutting Technologies)

Improving your web site ranking
Mark Gibbons (Cogitar Software)

Job Shop matters
Dave Connaway (Cirrus Laser)

Lunch break

Training for laser operators
Neil Main (Micrometrics)

Personal experience of a HSE prosecution
John Powell (Laser Expertise)

"What if the inspector calls?"
Lynn Bleakley (Cartwright King)

Cleaner, flatter, steel product for faster laser speeds
Jim Spencer (Servosteel)

Laser Alform - steel designed for laser cutting
Steve Adey & Thomas Rainer (Steel & Alloy Processing Ltd and Voestalpine)

In-house nitrogen generation – beating rising gas costs
Neil Jackson (Manufacturing Service Solutions)

Remote laser management
Dave Larcombe (Bystronic)

Tour of the new Trumpf Innovation Centre

15:50 Depart

Workshop Information


President Way
Airport Executive Park

Ample parking is available.


AILU members - £45 plus VAT

Please register, either by completing and mailing or faxing the registration form to the AILU office (click here to get the registration form) or by e-mail to

To register your interest if you are a Laser Job Shop owner please contact the AILU Office on 01235 539595.

Non members - If you would like to attend, please contact the AILU Office for special deals on 01235 539595


To find the venue: from M1 Junction 10 or A1M Junction 8, take the A505 and follow the Airport signs. At the Ibis hotel, turn left. Follow straight over the next roundabout and then first left. Get a map here


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