James Watt Institute - Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre Conference 2012

26 Jun 2012
Edinburgh

James Watt Institute
Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre Conference

Registration is open to join us for our 2012 Innovative Manufacturing Conference.

International guest speakers include:

Prof. Dr -Ing. Eckhard Beyer, Fraunhofer IWS
Innovations in laser welding and brazing using high brightness lasers.

Prof. David Rosen, Georgia Inst. of Technology
Computer-aided design for additive manufacturing: can we exploit shape and material complexity capabilities?

Dr. -Ing. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
High power ultra short pulse laser processing - a new approach for high precision manufacturing.

This international one-day conference will also showcase some of the research undertaken by the James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacturing in laser based production processes. The conference also provides an opportunity to network with academic and industrial colleagues from across the UK and beyond.

LOCATION

Postgraduate Centre, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Monday 25 June 2012:
19.00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday 26 June 2012:
08.30 Conference registration
09.00 Welcome
09.10 Start of Technical Programme
16.10 End of Technical Programme

There is no charge for attending the Conference or for the pre-conference dinner. However numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

To register please visit http://jameswatt2012.eventbrite.com/

Early registration is highly recommended.

     

Monday 25 June 2012

Pre-conference Dinner, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Conference, 8:30am – 4:10pm

08.30

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

09.00

Welcome

Prof Denis Hall (HWU-IMRC Director)

09.05

Introduction to Annual Conference

Prof Steve Chapman (Principal and Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University)

SESSION 1: LASER JOINING

09.10

KEYNOTE I: Innovations in laser welding and brazing using high brightness lasers

Prof. Dr –Ing. Eckhard Beyer (Executive Director, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany)

09.50

Problems and solutions in laser dissimilar welding

Prof. Stewart Williams (Director, Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, University of Cranfield).

10.10

An overview of laser Surfi-Sculpt development

Dr John Blackburn (Manager, Laser and Sheet Process Section, TWI)

10.30

Application of laser arc based hybrid process in pipeline welding

Dr Supriyo Ganguly (Lecturer, Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, University of Cranfield)

10.50

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2: PRECISION LASER PROCESSING

11.10

KEYNOTE II: High power ultra-short pulse laser processing – a new approach for high precision manufacturing

Dr. –Ing. Arnold Gillner (Department Manager Micro Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology)

11.40

Micro-structuring of optical surfaces

Prof. Duncan Hand (Director of Research & Deputy Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University)

12.00

Applications of high-performance OEM CW and pulsed fiber lasers in precision manufacturing processes

Dr Paul Harrison (Principal Engineer, Product Applications Powerlase)

12.20

Picosecond Laser Machining of Optical fibre based cantilever sensors

Frank Albri (PhD Student, Heriot Watt Univesity)

12.50

Poster ‘Trailer’ Session (1 minute per person)

13.30

LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION + DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION 3: LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

14.30

KEYNOTE III: Computer-aided design for additive manufacturing: Can we exploit shape and material complexity capabilities?

Prof. David Rosen (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)

15.10

Selective Laser Melting: Challenges for the next five years

Dr Chris Sutcliffe (Centre for Materials and Structures, University of Liverpool)

15.30

Additive Layer Manufacture for Healthcare Applications

Prof. Kenny Dalgarno (University of Newcastle)

15.50

Additive Manufacturing for Material Functional Grading of Components

Dr Adam Clare (Nottingham University)

16.10

Wrap-up and Networking

 
   

Downloadable documents: 

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Heriot-Watt University
Postgraduate Centre
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

David Nisbet

d.j.nisbet@hw.ac.uk