14 September 2016

AILU Micro-Nano Workshop

  • Sector: Micro-nano
  • Location: Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton
  • Attendees: All welcome


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Chair: Jack Gabzdyl
VP Sales & Marketing, SPI Lasers

Laser technology is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing processes for many of today’s high precision components, including watches, consumer electronics, medical devices, sophisticated sensors and high resolution displays – driven by demand for miniaturisation and feature enhancements inside the products of tomorrow.  Lasers represent a unique energy source that can be highly controlled and directed to achieve the micro and nano scale features that are being increasingly required by industry.  Developments in alternative wavelengths, smaller spot sizes, and shorter pulse durations together with improved efficiency and reduced cost per output are accelerating adoption of this technology.

The flexibility of lasers is legendary and the list of applications that can be achieved is almost endless, from cutting and welding to micromachining and surface applications are being created almost daily!  Staying abreast of these developments is key to maintaining a competitive edge, and this annual workshop provides an opportunity for industrial users of laser processing, laser equipment suppliers and academic researches to share the latest innovations with delegates. If you have a challenging application and are considering using lasers then this event provides an excellent opportunity to find out more!

[For your information: on Tuesday 13th September there is a Future Photonics Hub Industry Day at the University of Southampton (details here) should you wish to attend both events.]



08:45 - 09:30  Registration and refreshments

09:30 - 11:00  SESSION 1

Welcome and introduction to the day
Jack Gabzdyl (SPI Lasers)

High power microprocessing with ultra short pulsed lasers using innovative optical devices
Arnold Gillner (Fraunhofer ILT, Germany)

Spatiotemporal fibre lasers for advanced manufacturing applications
Dave Richardson (University of Southampton)

Modelling pulsed laser ablation using continuous trench for micro-machining applications​
Guillaume Cadot (University of Nottingham)

11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments and Exhibition

11:30 - 13:00  SESSION 2

Pico- and femtosecond lasers for industrial material processing
Michael Berndt (ROFIN Baasel Lasertechnik , Germany)

Micro-welding of dissimilar metals using ns-pulsed fibre lasers
Adam Rosowski (SPI Lasers)

Recent advances in high precision laser micromachining
Alan Ferguson (Oxford Lasers)

Ultrashort-pulse lasers for industrial microprocessing 
Florian Kanal  (TRUMPF)

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch and Exhibition

14:00 - 15:00  SESSION 3

Laser micromachining and high power laser targets
Duncan Cooper (Scitech Precision)

Future standard for welding applications: The graphical interface
Rafael Barcos (BS-Optics, Switzerland)

Laser drilling using ultrashort pulse laser
Julie Guer (Amplitude Systemes, France)

15:00 - 15:30  Refreshments and Exhibition

15:30 - 16:20  Tour - Application Laboratories, SPI Lasers, Southampton



 Prices below exclude VAT @ 20%

  AILU member Non-member Concessions Students
Delegate only £160 £195 £65 £45
Exhibitor only £155 £195    
Delegate and Exhibitor* £265 £340    

 * Includes £50 discount from combined delegate + exhibitor cost

For online registration click here

Fee includes a delegate pack, access to PDFs of key slides, lunch and refreshments.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 1 week before the event; otherwise the full fee may be charged.

For more information please email or telephone the AILU office (+44 (0)1235 539595).


Botleigh Grange Hotel
Grange Rd,
Hedge End,
SO30 2FL




The exhibition area can be accessed from 07:00 on the day for set up, and an unloading bay next to the building is available. The exhibition will start at delegate registration (08:45) and end following afternoon refreshments (15:30). A 6 ft exhibition table with a table cloth will be provided. Mains power can be provided if required; we advise bringing an extension lead.  



Junction 7 off M27. Follow A334 to Botley; the hotel is 1 mile on the left.

Free car parking available on-site

Nearest airport
Southampton, Airport code SOU
Distance from airport 3 miles

Nearest railway station
Hedge End
Distance to station 1 mile

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