A two day event focusing on the laser processing of materials and new developments in laser technology.
The objective of the Symposium is to bring together the laser community and potential laser users with leading researchers in the field, to explore real world applications in material processing.
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The workshop will address research topics related to laser materials processing with applications in industry in the following areas:
The Abington Hall Conference Centre, TWI, Granta Park, Great Abington Cambridge CB21 6AL
Abington Hall Conference centre is situated in quiet parkland grounds within Granta Park, just south of Cambridge.
Full location details and travel information will be provided with the joining instructions.
Who should attend?
Chair: Paul Hilton, TWI
08:45 - 09:30 Registration and exhibition
09:30 - 11:10 Sources and systems (1)
Introductory talk: An introduction to lasers in materials processing
Paul Hilton TWI
Keynote presentation: State of the art laser systems for materials processing
Carsten Keim TRUMPF Laser and Systemtechnik, Germany
System options for laser cutting: the jobbing shop perspective
Neil Main Micrometric
New directions in solid state laser sources for materials processing
Mark Greenwood GSI Group
11:10 - 11:30 Refreshments and exhibition
11:30 - 12:50 Sources and systems (2)
Diode laser systems for materials processing applications
Gary Broadhead Laser Lines
Lasers and laser systems for micromachining
Martyn Knowles Oxford Lasers
Lasers in the power generation sector - a high-power Yb-fibre laser system for tube-to-tubesheet welding
Geert Verhaeghe TWI
The HiPER laser fusion project - materials processing at the extreme
Chris Edwards Rutherford and Appleton Laboratory
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch and exhibition
13:20 - 13:50 Laser applications clinic
Chair: Martin Sharp, John Moores University
13:50 - 15:40 Cutting, drilling and surfacing (1)
Introductory talk: The growth of lasers in cutting, drilling and surfacing
Martin Sharp Liverpool John Moores University
Keynote presentation:Picosecond laser drilling for the automotive and aerospace industries
Wulf Oppenländer Swiss Tec AG
Advances in fibre and solid state laser cutting and drilling
Mo Naeem GSI Group
15:40 - 16:00 Refreshments and exhibition
16:00 - 17:10 Cutting, drilling and surfacing (2)
State of the art laser marking
Trevor Wilson Xpirt lasers
Laser processing of composites
Paul French Liverpool John Moores University
A discussion of cutting with fibre lasers
John Powell Laser Expertise
Multiple point laser machining
Walter Perrie University of Liverpool
Process monitoring requirements for laser drilling
Peter Thompson Prima North America Inc
17:10 - 17:40 Presentation of the AILU Award and the Young Laser Engineer’s Prize.
18:00 - 18:30 The AILU AGM
All conference delegates are invited to attend Later ... Informal evening meal
Details will be provided with registration
Chair: Stewart Williams, Cranfield University
08:30 - 09:15 Registration and exhibition
09:15 - 09:45 Presentation “Future funding opportunities in manufacturing” Speaker TBC
09:45 - 11:15 Joining (1)
Introductory talk: The ins and outs of laser joining processes
Stewart Williams Cranfield University
Keynote presentation: Broadening the horizon of laser welding by hybrid techniques and combined processes
Dirk Petring Fraunhofer ILT
Laser welding of titanium for aerospace applications
Jonathan Blackburn TWI
11:15 - 11:35 Refreshments and exhibition
11:35 - 13:05 Joining (2)
Remote fibre laser welding as a comparative joining method for body in white applications
Richard Hewitt Warwick University
Absolute spot size effect on penetration depth in laser welding
Wojciech Suder Cranfield University
Fibre laser welding of dissimilar alloys for next generation lighweight vehicles
Hui-chi Chen Manchester University
Recent developments in laser welding of plastics
Ian Jones TWI
Focus shift in high power lasers - characterisation and effect on welding performance
Eurico Assuncao Cranfield University
13:05 - 14:05 Lunch and exhibition
13:35 - 14:05 Laser applications clinic
Chair: Rob Scudamore, TWI
14:05 - 15:35 Additive manufacture (1)
Introductory talk: An overview of laser additive manufacture and repair
Rob Scudamore TWI
Keynote presentation:Laser additive manufacturing possibilities and advantages for the factory of the future
Ingo Kelbassa Lehrstuhl für Lasertechnik (LLT) RWTH University Aachen
15:35 - 15:55 Refreshments and exhibition
15:55 - 17:15 Additive manufacture (2)
Developments in selective laser melting equipment and processes
Chris Sutcliffe MTT
What’s new in laser cladding machines
Roger Hayes Huffman
The selection and specification of powders for laser deposition
Phil Carroll LPW Technology
Metals powder bed processing- the good, the bad and the ugly
Carl Brancher Material Solutions
Finite element modelling of direct laser deposition process
Lin Li Manchester University
Costs (in GBP including VAT @15%)
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|Attend evening meal
Key: Non-M = Non-Members; M = members: U/R = Unemployed/retired: S = Students: E&D = Exhibitor & delegate
AILU members need only give their names to the AILU office (E: email@example.com; T: +44 (0)1235 539595). Otherwise a registration form should be completed.
Delegates will receive a name badge and a pack including a list of delegates and a CD of key slides or notes of presentations. A buffet lunch will also be provided together with refreshments throughout each day. Please advise us of any special dietary needs.
Delegates who are not members of AILU or of a supporting organisation and who decide to join the Association within 10 weeks of the event will be reimbursed the difference between the member and non-member registration fee as a discount on their first year’s corporate membership subscription. Discounts are also available to unemployed or retired persons, full time students and Exhibitors who are also delegates.
Full details of AILU membership can be found at www.ailu.org.uk, taking the link
to 'about us'
Laser applications clinic
Delegates who would like to discuss any technical or business matter relating to laser applications are invited to call at the AILU desk. As part of the mission of the Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network, we will be delighted to provide assistance and arrange informal introductions with appropriate experts at the symposium.
Registration as an exhibitor
To book a space complete the registration form or contact the AILU office (E: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: +44 (0)1235 539595). Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended. Table tops, backboards and power will be provided.
Road: From the North (via the A1 and the A14) Take the A14 and follow it to merge with the M11 at Junction 14. Leave the M11 at Junction 10, taking the A505.
From the West (via Bedford) on the A428 Leave the A428 at Madingley, take the A1303 towards Cambridge, join the M11 at Junction 13 and leave at Junction 10, taking the A505.
From the West (via Sandy) on the A603 Join the M11 at Junction 12 and leave at Junction 10, taking the A505.
From the East on the A14 Take the A11.
From the South via the A1 (West London) Leave the A1 at the A6141 exit for Baldock and take the A505.
From the South via the M11 (East London) Leave M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11.
Rail: Both approximately 10 miles/16 km from Great Abington:
Cambridge (many connections) Audley End (London - Liverpool Street)
London Stansted - 21 miles/34 km London Heathrow - 80 miles/130 km London Gatwick - 95 miles/150 km Cambridge (ScotAirways) - 10 miles/16 km
London Stansted is highly recommended to visitors from Europe. It is 30 minutes by car from Abington Hall Conference Centre and has direct connections with many European cities.
You can travel from the airports as follows:
Stansted - Taxi to Abington Hall Conference Centre, coach or train to Cambridge.
Heathrow - Underground train to King's Cross and train to Cambridge, or Underground to Liverpool St. and train to Audley End or Cambridge, or coach to Cambridge or Stansted (then as from Stansted).
Gatwick - Coach to Cambridge or train to London Victoria, Underground to Liverpool St, train to Audley End or Cambridge. Directions and Maps to Abington Hall Conference Centre
Full details of travel options together with a regional and site map can be found on
the TWI web site at: http://www.twi.co.uk/content/twi_map1.html
Travelodge Hotel (Cambridge Fourwentways) Fourwentways, Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AP T: +44 (0)870 1911519 http://www.travelodge.co.uk Located within a mile of the Conference Centre
Doubletree Hilton (4 star) Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT T: +44 (0)1223 259988
Bedford Lodge Hotel (4 star) Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX T: +44 (0)1638 663175 http://www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk
Royal Cambridge Hotel (3 star) Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PY T: +44 (0)1223 351631 http://www.theroyalcambridgehotel.co.uk
Best Western The Gonville Hotel (3 star) Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY T: +44 (0)1223 366611 http://www.gonvillehotel.co.uk
There is other accommodation available in Abington and neighbouring villages, and
in Cambridge city.