Discussing the Future of Precision Engineering

Dave MacLellan (AILU) and Duncan Hand (Heriot-Watt) invite delegates to Edinburgh at the 2017 symposium held in Toyama, Honshu, Japan (Source: AILU)

The UK is host to the global laser community, as industry and academia gather for the 19th Laser Precision Microfabrication Symposium (LPM) in Edinburgh, where the most advanced developments and recent trends in laser application for fine and precise fabrication of diverse materials are presented and exhibited. LPM 2018 shall provide a platform for delegates to hear and participate in the discussion of the fundamental aspects of laser-matter interaction, the state-of-the-art of laser material processing, and topics for the next generation of fundamental scientists, end users and laser manufacturers.

Co-chair Professor Duncan Hand from Heriot Watt University said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to finally host LPM in the UK – the home of the industrial revolution. 250 years later and the capabilities of laser technology is delving deeper into precision and microfabrication. The strong relationships between industry and academic research play a major role in the development of new technologies fuelling innovation, precision and efficiency.

Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM) Edinburgh, 2018 (Source: LPM)

LPM 2018 is the biggest yet outside Japan; this is a testament to the value of the industry within the United Kingdom. “I’m looking forward to welcoming the global industry to the Scottish capital for a week which will be thought-provoking, insightful and undoubtedly challenge current thinking and technology.”

In addition to hearing from guest speakers speaking on a range of subjects, delegates will also be treated to the annual LPM Banquet, this year held at the National Museum of Scotland.

LPM 2018 is hosted by the UK-based Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) and Heriot-Watt University, a leading laser and photonics research institution and runs from the 25 – 28 June at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The Japan Laser Processing Society (JLPS)-created symposium is held annually either in Japan, or another host city. LPM provides a platform for industry and academic research to come together under one roof and discuss the latest developments and processes in laser application for fine and precise materials. (Source: AILU)

Link: 19th international symposium of Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM), Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), Abingdon, OX, United Kingdom

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