The Future of Precision Engineering in the UK
Professionals and academic experts in the Laser Precision Fabrication industry will be converging for their 19th Laser Precision Microfabrication Symposium (LPM) in Edinburgh later in 2018. The aim of the symposium is to discuss the recent trends and most advanced laser applications for precise and fine fabrication of different materials. These trends will also be exhibited during the symposium.
The platform is designed to offer a common ground where the delegates can discuss, participate and hear the different basic aspects involved in laser-matter interaction as well as the state of the art laser material processing. It will also be a building block for the topics for the scientists of the next generations as well as laser manufacturers and end users.
The Co-Chair Professor Duncan Hand an academic from Heriot Watt University expressed gratitude in being able to finally host the LPM symposium in the UK which has played a fundamental role in the 250 years of industrial revolution and in building the capacity of laser technology and microfabrication.
“There is a lot of significance in the relationship between academic research and the industry. This plays an important role in the developing new technologies and also growing innovation, efficiency and improving precision. This is going to be the biggest LPM symposium outside of Japan which goes to show how valuable the United Kingdom is to the industry.” The Professor said.
The professor also expressed excitement in the Scottish capital being able to host the global industry for a week which is going to be very insightful and a challenge to the current thinking with regards to technology.
The symposium will feature plenty of guest speakers on different subjects and delegates from different countries and will be hosted by the National Museum of Scotland.
The 2018 event is hosted by the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) which is based in the UK in conjunction with the Heriot-Watt University which is a leader in the research of laser and photonics. The Symposium will run for three days at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.