12-13 March 2013

The International Laser Applications Symposium 2013

ILAS (Industrial Laser Application Symposium) is the UK's big biennial 2-day laser event for cutting edge applications and latest developments. Organized by the Association of Laser Users (AILU) it provides a great opportunity for those involved in the development and applications of Laser Materials Processing to present their work and showcase their products.

In 2013 we are catering for over 200 delegates from the UK and the international community of researchers and industrialists. On offer is a full programme of technical presentations, a business forum, an exhibition of equipment and services, and many networking opportunities.

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Scope of presentations

  • State-of-the-art in LMP processes ranging from those already well established in industry through to new developments in support of advances in 21st Century manufacturing
  • LMP applications, from sub-micro to macro-scale, including collaborative research projects
  • State-of-the-art in laser sources and systems including laser beam modification and control, machine hardware and software, and auxiliary equipment
  • Topics for the business forum, including market forecasts, funding, support for R&D, business improvement, government policy on manufacturing, marketing and business models.

Who should attend?

Dramatic advances in laser technology mean that today’s industrial systems offer unparalleled capabilities in precision manufacturing and advanced materials processing from the macro to micro-scale, providing the flexibility and accuracy required for the manufacture of the products of tomorrow. Laser materials processing is a key technology for the mass-production of many components and is continually yielding new applications and processes. User industries from general engineering through to electronics, semiconductor and medical and solar – all benefit from the precision and power of the laser.

Whether driven by the quest for higher efficiency or from the desire for greater product functionality laser processing provides an increasingly cost-effective route. Staying abreast of the developments in these enabling technologies is key to maintaining a competitive edge.

ILAS 2013 primarily addresses the needs of industrial and academic researchers in the field of process and application developments in the manufacturing sector. As such if should be of great benefit to:

  • Senior managers, engineers and designers from all sections of manufacturing industry
  • UK researchers in academia and industry
  • Practitioners of laser materials processing and associated technologies at all levels of experience
  • Those providing products and/or services to the laser user community.

Opportunities abound to learn, to present work, meet others who share similar interests; enquire about jobs and products and services for sale, to market products and services and generally to network with the wider laser materials processing community; a community with interests in the application of lasers in sectors ranging from jewellery to aerospace and from microelectronics to automotive.

Supporting Organisations

SPIE Europe British Metalforming EPIC Laser Institute of America Club Laser et Precedes
ESP KTN Materials KTN Institute of Physics SEPNET IET
MTA