16 November 2010

Job Shop 10 : Are you ready for the challenge?

  • Sector: Job Shop Business Meeting
  • Location: Bystronic, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, CV66NY
  • Attendees: All AILU Members and non-member Job Shops

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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.

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09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome

10.10 – 10.30 The road to recovery in the metalforming sector
John Houseman Confederation of British Metalforming

10.30 – 10.50 Servitisation - Research programme on the potential effects/benefits of increased levels of servitisation on the laser industry
TBA Cranfield University

10.50 – 11.10 Refreshment break

11.10 – 11.30 Safe use of industrial gases and gas supply solutions for lasers
Chris Birch BOC Gases

11.30 – 12.00 Supplier highlights on new laser processing machines for job shops
Several short presentations by machine suppliers

12.00 – 13.45 Lunch and tour of Bystronic showroom and support centre

13.45 – 14.00 AGM (Agenda will be provided at the meeting)

14.00 – 15.00 New equipment – What to buy, when to buy it – and how to raise the money
An open discussion lead by John Powell (Laser Expertise) and Martin Cook (Cutting Technologies)

The scope of the discussion extends beyond equipment to include all types: should you buy a new laser, a graining machine – or a truck? Other topics brought to the meeting will also be open to discussion.


If you’ve previously attended and AILU meeting and your contact details haven’t changed since, you can simply phone/email the office with your name. Otherwise, please email your full contact details:


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AILU member rate £35.00 + VAT (=£41.13)

Non-member rate £45.00 + VAT (=£52.88)

* Join AILU within 10 weeks of the workshop and a £20 +VAT discount will be given on your first year’s membership

Travel information

Bystronic UK Ltd
6 Wayside Business Park
Wilsons Lane
Warwickshire CV6 6NY

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AILU reserves the right to alter the programme or cancel the meeting at short notice and accepts no responsibility for the views expressed by the speakers.

Help for Presenters

Help for presenters to upload a presentation prior to the meeting

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