Skip to main content

AILU Industrial Laser Applications Symposium review

The Association of Laser Users’ (AILU) biennial Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) took place 17-18 March in Kenilworth, UK. Talks ranged from additive manufacturing, laser sources and beam delivery, cladding, macro cutting and drilling, precision fabrication, surface marking, welding, micro- and nano-processing, and funding opportunities for industrial laser processing. Here, we review coverage of the event.

Laser welding needs 'sound scientific understanding', says Professor Stewart Williams

After speaking at the Association of Laser Users’ Industrial Laser Applications Symposium in March in Kenilworth, UK, Professor Stewart Williams at Cranfield University argues that a more scientific approach to laser welding would increase uptake of the technology

Fibre lasers now established in industry, say experts at ILAS

Greg Blackman reports from the AILU’s biennial Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, which took place in March in Kenilworth, UK

Jaguar Land Rover sees weight savings thanks to laser

Jaguar Land Rover has reduced the weight of the Jaguar F-Type body panels by up to 40 per cent through using aluminium panels, extrusions and castings all welded by laser, delegates at AILU's ILAS event were told

Underwater laser cutting and nuclear decommissioning at ILAS event

Paul Hilton of TWI spoke at the AILU's Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, which took place 17-18 March in Kenilworth, UK, on the topic of laser cutting for nuclear decommissioning

Funding opportunities discussed at ILAS

The importance of funding and a UK national strategy were highlighted at the AILU’s ILAS 2015 conference, held in Kenilworth, UK on 17-18 March. Tom Eddershaw reports

UK finds industrial laser research strategy ahead of ILAS

In the build up to the AILU’s Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, Laser Systems Europe spoke to Mike Green, AILU Secretary on how he sees the current laser systems market

Nanoparticles machined with ultrafast laser to combat antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have produced new forms of nanoparticles using picosecond laser ablation that have a more effective antibacterial function

Media Partners