News

Westminster Launch of National Strategy Report

The UK laser industry has urged the UK Government to take up its recommendations as part of a strategy to grow a sustainable and competitive manufacturing sector, by ensuring all manufacturers have the skills, finance, knowledge and confidence to deploy lasers within their production processes, to substantially increase productivity.

Lasers for Productivity: a UK Strategy was developed with UK industry by the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) and the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes (CIM-Laser) based at Heriot-Watt University.

IPaQS Fellowship Appointment

Following his succesful interview we are pleased to share the news that Dr Richard Carter, one of the Research Associates associated with CIM-Laser has been appointed to the Fixed Term Fellowship within IPaQS.

As a member of the academic staff, this will give Richard the opportunity to develope his own research activity whilst enhancing that of the Applied Photonics Manufacturing activity.

We wish him all the best in this new role which commences at the beginning of 2018.

Congratulations Richard - well done! 

Best poster Award at COLA 2017!

A member of CIM-Laser, Riccardio Geremia who is an EngD student working at Oxford Lasers,  has beaten all compeition to lift the "Best Poster Award" at the International Conference on Laser Ablation, otherwise known as COLA, held in Marseille at the beginning of September.

Congratualtions Riccardo!

Laser Munich World Trade Fair

Our home away from home last week
Prof Hand in action

CIM-Laser had a busy but thoroughly enjoyable time at Laser Munich last week.

We had a stand in the world Trade Fair, see image, and chatted to many interested visitors, and many Heriot-Watt Alumni also!

We also had a number of Centre staff presenting at the multiple Conference's running at the same time, as can be seen in the image of Prof Hand in action above.

Our thanks to the Organisers and all who stopped by the CIM-Laser stand!

CIM-Laser at Laser Munich June 2017

Members of CIM-Laser will be both participating as speakers and also attending the Conference that runs from Sunday 25th June to Thursday 29th June, not only that but we will also be participating in the Trade Fair that is be being held, Monday 26th June to Thursday 29th June.

 

The CIM-Laser stand is in the UK Pavillion, Hall B2, stand 130 - we would love for you to drop by and chat either about existing projects (we will have some sample on view) or, if there is a new area/possible project you would like to collaborate on in the future, please come see us.

 

CIM Laser Conference

Our Conference took place last Tuesday, 9th May and was a great success.

The feedback has shown how enjoyable and beneficial the Conference was and due to demand I am making available the posters and presentations given on the day.  The posters are shown below in the frist section , the presentations in the second section.

I will add to those I have linked below on receiving them.

Posters:

Digital Manufacturing Conference taking place on 23rd May.

The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) will host a one day intensive conference and workshop aimed at demystifying digital manufacturing and evaluating the implications for SMEs.

Using the link below you will be taken to the SRPe Conference webpage, where you will find more informaiton and instructions on how to register your attendance..

Digital Manufacturing

CIM-Laser will be in attendance and will have a presence in the Exhibtiion throughout the day.

Please register to attend, we hope to see you there.

CIM-Laser Conference: Laser Precision Manufacturing Processes

With only 1 month to go the agenda for the CIM-Laser Conference taking place on Tuesday 9th May, can be seen below:

                                  EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Centre in Laser-based Production Processes

                                                          CIM-Laser One Day Conference

                                  9th May 2017, Post Graduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

10.00 – 10.30              Welcome and Registration

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