Welcome to the AILU events page. Please enjoy browsing the current events we have planned, and if you'd like further details of those we have held in the past click on the year tabs across the top of the page.
16 November 2010 Job Shop 10 : Are you ready for the challenge?
Are your ready for the challenge?
Presentations, forum discussions and tour.
The annual business meeting dealing with topical subjects in the laser sub-contract sector. An opportunity to learn, to network and to discuss the major issues of the day
6 October 2010 Advanced Micro-Manufacturing with Lasers
Advanced Micro-Manufacturing with Lasers. Presentations, exhibition and a tour of the Technium, including Laser Micromachining Ltd. With laser technology being the key to the manufacture of many high precision components that contain micro- and nano- features, this annual workshop provides an opportunity for industrial users of laser processing, laser equipment suppliers and researchers to share the latest innovations with the delegates.
8 June 2010 The growing role of lasers in 21st Century manufacturing
Laser materials processing is the most flexible technology available to modern manufacturing and in this presentation we will review current laser technology and how it is being used for a wide range of industrial processes including cutting, drilling, marking, welding and additive manufacturing.
The presentation will be accompanied by examples of how and why lasers are used for manufacture of items from the micro-technology of mobile phones up to ocean going liners.
We will also address the important role that laser technology will play in meeting some of the challenges of the 21st century, including energy generation, low carbon vehicles, healthcare and bioscience and high value manufacturing.
19 May 2010 Tools for the 21st Century - Recent developments in laser sources and systems for manufacturing
Concentrating on the many exciting developments that have occurred within the last two years, this workshop addresses technological developments in industrial-grade laser sources and systems. The importance of these developments will be illustrated in terms of new or improved real manufacturing processes and particular focus will be placed on what are termed the 21st century challenges in manufacturing: including power generation; transport with reduced CO2 impact; improved healthcare and quality of life, security and communications; high added value, flexible manufacturing.
27 April 2010 21st Century Applications of Power Photonics
?21st Century Applications of Power Photonics?
Power Photonics technology is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing and 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, developed by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Lab in 1960. Initially a wonder of science and then an industrial tool the rate of development of laser sources and applications continues unabated. This seminar concentrates on 21st century manufacturing needs, singling out recent applications that illustrate the scope and potential of the laser revolution.
16 March 2010 The Route to Mass Adoption of Additive Manufacture in Metal Component Fabrication
AILU one-day additive manufacturing technology workshop with presentations, an exhibition and tour. The UK has a thriving community in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and this event will provide an insight into current developments in research and their future impact. We have brought specialists in materials together with commercial users and researchers in laser and non-laser AM technologies, and the day will include lots of opportunities for discussion and questioning. Delegates will be able to assess the different processes, latest developments in commercially available systems, the products and applications for which AM can be exploited and the potential benefits of AM technology to their organisation in addressing today?s manufacturing challenges.
3-4 November 2010 Photonex Exhibition
Photonex is the UK showcase of photonics and optical technologies for applications in science and industry, this event features an exhibition, conference, workshops and an innovation forum bringing together all aspects of the industry under one roof.
3 November 2010 Optical Micro & Nano Fabrication
The meeting programme will place emphasis on research into new optical methods for fabrication on the micrometre and submicrometre scales. We invite you to participate in this meeting, present your work and network with others from both research and industry.
3 November 2010 High PowerDiode Lasers & Systems
Innovation in diode lasers and diode pumped lasers is advancing rapidly. Improvements in the power, brightness and reliability of diode pump lasers are responsible for many of the recent advances in solid state and fibre lasers. Moreover, as the performance of diode lasers improves, the range of applications that can be addressed by ?direct diode? is increasing enormously.
This event, the third to be held at PHOTONEX, will present outstanding work from industry, research institutes and universities. It will highlight the latest advances in this field, covering advances in diode and diode pumped laser technology and systems applications.
19-20 October 2010 MM LIVE 2010 - THE MICRO, PRECISION AND NANO MANUFACTURING EVENT
MM Live is a global showcase for everything to do with the mass manufacture of small to micro precision parts, whether a company can make them to order or supply the machinery to mill, cut or mould. Companies from all industrial sectors are embracing the potential micro manufacturing can offer. As consumers demand small, lighter, and more portable products, MM Live offers the manufacturer the solutions. Exhibits cover the full spectrum of micro manufacturing techniques from laser cutting, welding, and micro machining to injection moulding, inspection & measurement, photo etching, handling and assembly.
27-30 September 2010 The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO)
The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) has a 28 year history as the conference where researchers and end-users meet to review the state-of-the art in laser materials processing and predict where the future will lead. From its inception, ICALEO has been devoted to the field of laser materials processing and is viewed as the premier source of technical information in the field.
23-26 August 2010 Photon 10
Photon10 is the largest optics conference event in the UK and the fifth in the series to be held on 23 - 26 August 2010
15 August 2010 The 2011 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) - call for papers
The 2011 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) is a comprehensive four-day conference covering all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Scientific sessions will address developments in regulatory, mandatory and voluntary safety standards for laser products and for laser use. The Practical Applications Seminar (PAS) complements the Scientific sessions by exploring everyday scenarios that the LSO may encounter. Abstract submittal deadline - 15 August 2010.
8-10 June 2010 LASYS 2010
Lasys is the trade fair for system solutions in laser material processing which spans the areas of both materials and industry. With this unique direction, Lasys clearly differs from other laser technology trade fairs and is creating a unique window for the display of metallic and non-metallic material processing.
7 June 2010 MACH2010
MACH 2010 is the place to be if you want to see the latest in manufacturing technologies. Be it metal cutting, metal forming or associated technologies, services and equipment - MACH 2010 has it all. Visit the AILU and the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN at stand 4448.
28-29 April 2010 Laser Engineering for Your Business
The North West Laser Engineering Consortium is the largest university based laser processing research group in the UK and works with a large number of companies. It consists of laser processing research groups at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. The Knowledge Exchange for Laser Processing project aims to enable North West companies to benefit from the advantages that laser technology offers to companies working across a broad range of sectors, including Aerospace, Biomedical, Energy,
Automotive, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.
27-28 April 2010 Mtec - Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
Mtec is the complete sensors, measurement and instrumentation event for the UK and Ireland and features technology related to instruments and techniques for practical measurement as required in engineering, utility, process, chemistry and life sciences sectors, including:
? Information Processing Systems
? Automatic Data Acquisition
23-25 March 2010 Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics (PICALO)
Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics (PICALO) focuses on the growth and application of lasers and optics in the Pacific region. PICALO brings together researchers, engineers, equipment suppliers and industry personnel to hear the latest developments and progress in lasers and applications and to share knowledge, experiences and visions. PICALO offers an exciting technical and social program in cities that represent laser growth in the Pacific region. PICALO features sessions on Laser Materials Processing and Micro, Nano and Ultrafast Fabrication as well as the International Enterprise Summit.
26 February 2010 Photon 10- call for papers
Photon10 is the largest optics conference event in the UK and the fifth in the series to be held on 23 - 26 August 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 February 2010
14-16 July 2010 36th International Conference in Advanced Manufacturing (MATADOR)
The MATADOR Conference was established in 1959, which makes it one of the longest running conferences in the field of manufacturing. It is a truly international conference, which attracts high quality peer reviewed papers and delegates from countries all over the world. The Proceedings of the MATADOR conferences are published and held in libraries worldwide.
19-20 May 2010 ESPACE LASER
ESPACE LASER, the international trade show for materials and laser techniques in industry. ESPACE LASER is the unique event in France specifically dedicated to laser industrial processes. It is organized by IREPA LASER, in partnership with Air Liquide and Club Laser et Procédés.