Future Factory Series: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing | Tuesday 28th April 2015

Engineers’ and designers have been using 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing
technology for more than a decade, manufacturing everything from medical implants to
automotive parts. This year’s 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing conference will
provide delegates with much needed insight into the world of advanced technology, and
how to innovate, develop and enable crucial business growth. By sharing case studies from
the UK’s leading manufacturers, delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the

10th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 7th-9th July 2015- One week until deadline for abstracts

Do you have a cutting edge, scientific presentation on Additive Manufacturing or a novel or ground breaking application that you would like to tell the world about? You only have one week to tell us about it and to have the opportunity of presenting at what is now established as one of the world’s leading knowledge transfer and networking events focused solely on the production of end-use components using additive ‘layer-based’ technologies.

Executive Summary of UK Roadmap for Laser-based Manufacturing Applications Published

To make the report more accessible and digestible, the Centre and AILU decided to publish a short 2 page version of the findings of the Roadmapping exercise. The document will be widely circulated to the Community and is available from the Centre or can be accessed here

Roadmapping Conclusions


Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) 2015

Large-Area Electronics (including printed, plastic, organic and flexible electronics) is a new way of making electronics. The range of form factors that are possible with large-area electronics (LAE) is enabling electronic systems to be deployed in a wide variety of non-traditional situations: on paper and plastic, on clothes, in furniture, cars and buildings, as well as on packaging and even in/on the human body.


3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace and Defence

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace and Defence, 20th January 2015, Heriot Watt University

Industry giants like Lockheed Martin and Honeywell are incorporating additively manufactured components into their designs, and GE Aviation is investing $70 million in an Auburn, Alabama factory to make 3D printed fuel nozzles for its LEAP jet engine. What used to require welding together 20 parts now requires printing just one.  


AILU’s Second Call for Abstracts for the Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) 2015

AILU’s Second Call for Abstracts for the Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) 2015 has just been released. The deadline is 24 October 2014.

ILAS 2015, AILU's big biennial 2-day laser event, takes place on 17 & 18 March 2015 at the Chesford Grange Hotel near the ancient town of Warwick in Warwickshire UK. The event will provide a unique opportunity for users, suppliers and researchers to explore the recent advances in Laser Materials Processing LMP) and the new and improved applications that they have created.


Centre Partner Power Photonics Present at Photonex 2014

Photonex is the UK's largest showcase event dedicated to photonics and light technologies. The event will attract 1500+ visitors to see the 102 exhibitors in Photonex, 45 in Vacuum Expo, 10 in Innovation Live! and who also will attend talks and presentations within the Enlighten conference of 8 different meetings.

Optical Engineering and Design Meeting