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.
28 October 2009 Job Shop 09: Surviving the Recession
The annual business meeting dealing with topical subjects in the laser sub-contract sector. Non-AILU member job shops are welcome to attend. An opportunity to learn, to network and to discuss the major issues of the day.
22 September 2009 Meeting future manufacturing needs with laser-materials innovations at the micro- and nano level
In this annual workshop, industrial users of laser processing technology, suppliers of laser-based equipment and researchers in new laser technology come together to present their applications. This year?s workshop is run in collaboration with both the newly-formed Photonics and Plastic Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Nanotechnology KTN and seeks to bring together researchers and industrialists to review the latest innovations in micro and non-scale laser processing and the opportunities that they create. Chaired by Malcolm Gower
7-8 July 2009 Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) 2009
A two day workshop focusing on the laser processing of materials and new developments in laser technology.
The objective of the workshop 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.
26 March 2009 AILU workshop: Additive layer manufacturing: laser techniques and opportunities
The increasing current interest in the industrial uptake of laser additive manufacturing processes (cladding, sintering and rapid manufacturing) makes the biannual AILU workshop of particular interest to the laser community. Its scope includes both the laser-assisted additive processes and the related technologies, including laser sources, materials and CAD/CAM workpiece control. Applications include repair & refurbishment, rapid prototyping and tooling, low-volume manufacturing, and tailored surfaces (for improved wear/corrosion resistance). SEE IMPORTANT SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
AILU - SUPPORTED EVENTS
2-5 November 2009 ICALEO 2009
The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) has a 27 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.
20-21 October 2009 MM LIVE 2009
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.
9 September 2009 Laser Applications of Adaptive Optics
Current and future large astronomical telescopes will rely significantly on the use of ?Adaptive optics? (AO) techniques and systems to achieve their demanding objectives. AO systems comprise of a number of highly interlinked sub-systems and are attaining the required technological maturity for industry to take advantage of.
24-26 August 2009 12th Nordic Conference in Laser Processing of Materials (12th NOLAMP)
In August 2009 the 12th Nordic Conference in Laser Processing of Materials (12th NOLAMP) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it is a great pleasure for us to inform you about the event and to invite you and your members to participate and possibly to make a presentation.
Call for papers - Deadline for presentation abstracts 15th December 2008
14-19 June 2009 LiM 2009 - LASERS IN MANUFACTURING
Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM) 2009 is a scientific conference that focuses on laser applications in materials processing. Organized by the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT), it covers everything from micro- and nano-structuring to high-performance laser applications in materials processing. LiM 2009 addresses users who want a complete overview of process developments as well as those who are integrating innovative processes for laser materials processing into their production operations and want to learn more about the possibilities. The thing that makes LiM 2009 so outstanding is that it brings together researchers, developers and users. Call for abstracts
9-11 June 2009 SUBCON2009
The International Subcontract Manufacturing Show. A one-stop-shop for regional, national and global sourcing of subcontract manufacturing services.
13 May 2009 Laser Processing for Plastic Electronics
This seminar provides the opportunity for companies and academics working in the Plastic/Printed Electronics arena to hear first hand the plethora of processes and applications that are enabled by laser processing techniques.
23 April 2009 Photonics and Microsystems in High Value Manufacturing
This 1 day conference brings together some of the leaders from the UK and Europe in developing photonic and micro-systems for a wide range of high value manufacturing fields. The event is hosted by the James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacture at Heriot watt University in Edinburgh.
25-26 March 2009 Medtec_09
Medtec is the Exhibition and Conference of Manufacturing and Automation Technology, Materials and Outsourced Expertise for Medical Device Manufacturers based in the UK.
23-26 March 2009 ILSC2009
The 2009 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) is a comprehensive four-day conference covering all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Technical sessions and workshops will address developments in regulatory, mandatory and voluntary safety standards for laser products and for laser use. Laser safety experts from all over the world will meet and discuss their research, programs and standards. Professionals in all fields and applications will find ILSC® 2009 a tremendous source for information and networking opportunities.
19-21 November 2009 EXPOlaser 2009
Piacenza exhibition centre will host EXPOlaser again. Thanks to successful results of previous exhibitions, the show is the national reference event dedicated to industrial applications of laser technology. 200 exhibitors and represented firms attended EXPOlaser 2007, with more than 6500 professional visitors coming from Italy and abroad (Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland). This year's show is expected to be even better.
4 November 2009 Cutting Edge : Lasers and Creativity Symposium
Within the Textiles Research Group and other groups within the School of Art and Design at Loughborough, as well as collaborative projects across the University, there are a number of interesting research projects involving the use of lasers.
This symposium will demonstrate exciting applications of lasers in the creative industries. Within Within the Textiles Research Group and other groups within the School of Art and Design at Loughborough, as well as collaborative projects across the University, there are a number of interesting research projects involving the use of lasers. Following the keynote lecture by Sian Bowen, an international artist, the day will consist of a series of 20 minute presentations given by academics and practitioners in the fields of art and design
1 July 2009 Future Global Photonics Markets and Technology Strategy Board Support
The South West of England has long had a vi-brant photonics community that has frequently had to travel to other regions to access industry relevant events. Following discussions with photonics organisations in the South west this event brings valuable photonic related content to your area and provides an opportunity to network with others engaged in photonics and related business in the South West.
Michael Lebby, President of the influential OIDA in Washington, USA will present the OIDA?s view of the future of photonics and the impact on key areas such as ?green tech?. This is a rare and valuable opportunity to gain insights into future growth areas in our industry.