EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes

Lead Research Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science

Abstract

A Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Laser-based Production Processes is proposed. This Centre will exploit the unique capabilities of laser light to develop new laser-based manufacturing processes, at both micro and macro levels, supported by new laser source, process monitoring and system technologies.

The past 25 years has seen industrial lasers replace many 'conventional' tools in diverse areas of manufacture, enabling increased productivity, functionality and quality, where for example laser processing (cut/join/drill/mark) has revolutionised automotive, aerospace and electronics production. However the penetration of laser technology into some areas such as welding and machining has been less than might have been anticipated. But recently there has been a significant 'step change-opportunity' to take laser-based processing to a new level of industrial impact, brought about by major advances in laser technology in two key areas:

(i) A new generation of ultra-high quality and reliability lasers based around solid state technology (laser diode and optical fibre) has evolved from developments in the telecoms sector. These lasers are leading to systems with very high levels of spatial and temporal controllability. This control, combined with advanced in-process measurement techniques, is revolutionising the science and understanding of laser material interactions. The result of this is that major improvements are being made in existing laser based processes and that new revolutionary processes are becoming viable, e.g. joining of dissimilar materials.

(ii) A new generation of high average power laser technologies is becoming available, offering controllable trains of ultrashort (picosecond and femtosecond) pulses, with wavelengths selectable across the optical spectrum, from the infrared through to the ultra-violet. Such technology opens the door to a whole range of new laser-based production processes, where thermal effects no longer dominate, and which may replace less efficient 'conventional' processes in some current major production applications.

These new developments are being rapidly exploited in other high-value manufacturing based economies such as Germany and the US. We argue that for the UK industry to take maximum advantage of these major advances in both laser material processing and machine technology there is an urgent requirement for an EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes. This will be achieved by bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of leading UK researchers and key industry partners with the goal of exploiting 'tailored laser light'.

Together with our industrial partners, we have identified 2 key research themes. Theme A focuses on Laser Precision Structuring, i.e. micro-machining processes, whilst Theme B is focused on joining and additive processes. Spanning these themes are the laser based manufacturing research challenges which fall into categories of Laser Based Production Process Research and Laser Based Machine Technologies, underpinned by monitoring and control together with material science. Research will extend from the basic science of material behaviour modelling and laser-material interaction processes to manufacturing feasibility studies with industry.

The Centre will also assume an important national role. The Centre Outreach programme will aim to catalyse and drive the growth of a more effective and coherent UK LIM community as a strong industry/academia partnership able to represent itself effectively to influence UK/EU policy and investment strategy, to promote research excellence, and growth in industrial take-up of laser-based technology, expand UK national knowledge transfer and marketing events and improve the coordination and quality of education/training provision.

Planned Impact

Laser-based manufacturing is a global multi-billion dollar industry with significant business opportunities for both UK manufacturers and UK companies in the laser-based machine supply chain. Our joint industry/academic Team propose an ambitious programme of coordinated research that will enable significant business growth opportunities for our multi-national and SME partners. Furthermore, the Centre will stimulate the broader UK community, providing leadership in developing UK public policy, in providing specific hardware and infrastructure access especially for SMEs, as well as coordinating provision for education and training needs for the industry, to ensure the availability of the high engineering skill levels that sustainable growth in this technology demands.

Our business model assumes co-financing of the Centre by the universities and the EPSRC with substantial gearing on the core public investment from the partner companies and other sources as indicated below. The primary use of the core investment will be to fund the Platform and Flagship research programmes, and as the initial source of seed funding designed to broaden Centre participation and stimulate innovation among both academic and industry researchers. The main focus of the Centre research programmes will be on low TRL science-based activity aiming to generate high impact manufacturing process and supply chain technology opportunities for our industry partners, and to enhance the Centre's global reputation for research excellence.

A total of 28 UK companies have confirmed in writing their commitment to take an active role in the UK National Centre, as either core or specific project partners. The industrial foci of these companies cuts right across the value supply chain for this industry, including laser process users in diverse industrial manufacturing sectors, as well as laser source, optics and laser machine manufacturers. Moreover, core partner staff have been active participants with the academic team in formulating plans for the Platform Research portfolio and identifying the challenges which underpin the Flagship Research Themes.

Although the Centre will employ a range of exploitation strategies, the underpinning approach will be the systematic sharing of new scientific information and technology with industry partners through effective project review procedures, including project-by-project IP audits. In addition to the Core Platform and Flagship programmes, we will seek additional leverage and industry engagement by winning directly-funded, company-focussed research projects, by partnering in TSB projects and by actively promoting larger-scale EU funded programmes, utilising our well-developed European networks. We will also work with our Strategic Partners for Exploitation, the Fraunhofer-Centre for Applied Photonics (F-CAP) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to provide a bridge to commercial exploitation where appropriate. Overall, the Centre Team aims to build on our previous research commercialisation successes by seeking appropriate exploitation channels in consultation with our partners.

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Bitharas I (2016) Visualisation of alternating shielding gas flow in GTAW in Materials & Design

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Li J (2014) Fabricating optical fibre-top cantilevers for temperature sensing in Measurement Science and Technology

 
Description Our stated vision at the outset of the Centre was to exploit the unique features of laser light and the experience of our world-leading team to unlock manufacturing innovation and deliver ground-breaking industrial impact in key areas of the UK economy. To realise this vision we focused on science-based research, drawing on our considerable depth and breadth in physics, materials science, and mechanical/electrical/photonics engineering at the five partner universities to deliver innovative laser process and hardware solutions, thereby enabling the creation of high-impact laser-based production processes and machine technologies.

CIM-Laser supported a total of 40 separate projects, co-funded with our industrial partners. Our strategy throughout has been to combine laser material interaction fundamentals with advanced materials science to underpin the development and optimisation of laser-based manufacturing processes. We developed, initiated and delivered projects across a wide range of laser interaction timescales (from picosecond pulsed to continuous lasers) to characterise basic laser-material interactions at a fundamental level, whilst solving specific manufacturing challenges. For example, we undertook fundamental research to understand the underlying physics and hence significantly improve the yield of a novel picosecond laser welding process for direct bonding of highly dissimilar materials (such as glass and metal).

Key research highlights across CIM-Laser include: the development of a laser wire additive manufacture system capable of producing features as small as 1 mm across, suitable for applications such as the repair of turbine blades; the demonstration of laser melting systems in novel configurations including high laser power, ns pulsed systems and low atmospheric pressure systems; the development of high-energy lasers at 2 µm wavelength to enable materials processing feasibility studies; the manufacture of holographic anti-counterfeiting structures directly onto metal surfaces (as highlighted by BBC Scotland); the development of a miniaturised GHz frame rate holographic imaging system and testing of this with ultra-short pulsed laser processes including the welding of glass to metal (as highlighted by BBC Scotland); the development of a phenomenological model for laser powder bed processes, essential to understand and compensate machine-to-machine variability with powder bed additive manufacturing; and the demonstration of improved strength dissimilar welding (steel to aluminium) by pre-processing with a pulsed laser. Our Outreach Activity particularly focused on building links to the UK industrial laser, manufacturing, and academic communities beyond the cohort of our collaborators. In year one we worked with these communities to produce a UK Roadmap. Building on this, we (jointly with AILU, Association of Industrial Laser Users) formed a National Strategy Working group to develop Lasers for Productivity: a UK Strategy. This was launched at the Houses of Parliament in March 2018.
Exploitation Route The findings are being taken forwards in a number of follow-on projects, both EPSRC, EU and Innovate UK. There has been significant interest from many different companies and other researchers in our results. Possible applications outside of those already being pursued include for example anti-counterfeiting of whisky bottles; microfluidics manufacture for medical applications; improved additive manufacturing machines.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk
 
Description Laser-based manufacturing: from university laboratory to industrial impact The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes (CIM-Laser) is a 5-university Centre that over the past 5 years has played a key role in supporting an increased uptake of laser-based manufacturing in the UK. The academic partners (Heriot-Watt, Cranfield, Liverpool, Manchester and Cambridge Universities) have worked with more than 30 companies in a wide-ranging programme of coordinated industrially-focused research and network-building activities. Together with the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), we have developed a national strategy for increased use of industrial lasers in the UK: Lasers for Productivity: A UK Strategy, which was launched at the Houses of Parliament in March 2018. During the past 5 years we have delivered a significant volume of industry-focused manufacturing research, much of which is now either being transferred to industry or being further developed in follow-on EPSRC, EU and Innovate UK funded projects. We have also contributed to the development of many highly skilled people, with more than 60 researchers directly involved in CIM-Laser: 19 academic staff, 26 RAs, 12 PhD and 5 EngD students. In addition, we have funded 4 Innovation projects at Universities outside of CIM-Laser. CIM-Laser has supported a total of 40 separate projects, co-funded with our industrial partners. Our strategy throughout has been to combine laser material interaction fundamentals with advanced materials science to underpin the development and optimisation of laser-based manufacturing processes. We developed, initiated and delivered projects across a wide range of laser interaction timescales (from picosecond pulsed to continuous lasers) to characterise basic laser-material interactions at a fundamental level, whilst solving specific manufacturing challenges. For example, we undertook fundamental research to understand the underlying physics and hence significantly improve the yield of a novel picosecond laser welding process for direct bonding of highly dissimilar materials (such as glass and metal). A selection of key research outcomes are highlighted below. Ultrashort pulsed laser welding of glass and metal We have worked to develop a robust process to weld optical materials, such as glasses and crystals directly to mechanical support materials such as metals (fig.1) . This process is dependent on creating the right mix of rapid absorption of the high peak power laser light leading to plasma generation, and thermal accumulation to create a suitable melt volume. Following the success of the CIM-Laser research, Heriot-Watt, Oxford Lasers and other partners developed an Innovate UK project, UltraWELD, for industrial translation of this process. This involves the development of a prototype ultra-short pulse laser welding machine by Oxford Lasers. End-users of the welding technology, Leonardo and Gooch & Housego are also involved. Tamper-proof holographic markings for high-value metal goods By carefully controlling the pulse energy from a nanosecond pulsed UV laser it is possible to create optically-smooth craters, a few microns wide and a fraction of a micron deep, with a high degree of dimensional control. These craters have been used as the basis of holographic structures, by creating a suitably patterned array of craters on a smooth metal surface (fig.2). When illuminated with a visible laser beam, light reflected from these craters interferes with that reflected from the unprocessed metal surface, creating a diffractive image that can be viewed on some kind of screen, e.g. a piece of paper or card, placed a short distance away. This work is now being translated to industry via further support from EPSRC (Impact Acceleration Account). A patent was filed in 2017 on techniques to hide additional information in the holograms, and we are now working with Sisma S.p.A. to incorporate the process into their laser marking machines for applications in the jewellery industry. Holographic Diagnostics of Laser Based Processes Laser manufacturing processes have in general been developed empirically, that is, based on observation and experience, rather than derived from theory. Whilst this approach has been very successful, the large number of variables involved means that large regions of potential parameter space remain unexplored and many processes are likely not optimised. To address this, in CIM-Laser a GHz frame rate holographic camera has been developed to provide a proper link to process and material fundamentals. This has now been commercialised by the University of Cambridge spin-out Cambridge Techworks Ltd (fig.3), who have found a ready market in laser processing research laboratories. Wire + Laser Additive Manufacture (WLAM) A fundamental study of this process was made within CIM-Laser, including a study of the critical parameters underpinning the process, resulting in development of a well-controlled deposition system, and demonstration of high build rate and net shape deposition. This led to additional major EPSRC and industry funding (£8.7M) for the NEWAM Programme Grant led by Cranfield University, to transform large-area metal additive manufacture, by pioneering new high build-rate wire based processes with greater precision of shape and microstructure. A key focus is to ensure guaranteed as-built structural integrity with process-independent physics-based quality control and assurance enabling low cost industrial qualification. Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion Powder bed additive manufacturing has enjoyed great commercial success in recent years, however it remains slow with builds taking many hours or days to complete. The process is also plagued by problems with residual stress which can warp parts, lead to catastrophic failure during manufacture and premature fatigue failure during operation. In CIM-Laser we have developed equipment and processes to measure the effectiveness of a multi-laser powder bed process, and instigated the development of new high-throughput melting strategies that also minimise residual stress. This has contributed to the development of a new AM platform by Renishaw (fig.4), and the University of Liverpool is continuing to work closely with Renishaw to ensure that developments made are transferred rapidly into products. Refractory Material Laser Powder Bed Fusion Refractory metals such as tungsten and niobium are extraordinarily resistant to wear and high temperature, because of this they are important high-value materials. However, their high temperature properties means that are very difficult to process using additive manufacturing. By carrying out detailed process development supported by fundamental knowledge we have defined parameters suitable for these materials. We have designed and modified the production equipment to allow this and identified stable processing regimes to allow effective production. A further 2 year project has been secured to transfer process knowledge to a commercial platform (RenAM 500M), and the industrial partners have reported that they are adapting the technology to replace conventional and expensive manufacturing routes.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description ADS Digital Manufacturing Group Special Interest group AMRC Sheffield - Prof Chris Sutcliffe
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Advanced Manufacturing Expert Mission to Canada on Advanced Manufacturing - Prof Chris Sutcliffe
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Workshop - Prof Chris Sutcliffe
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description MSc course - Module in Advanced Welding Processes
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Masters course on metal additive manufacturing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Short course - Advanced Welding Processes - Laser welding
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Increase number of skilled people working in laser processing
 
Description Stewart Willaims is member of advisory group on materials for national strategy of Additive Manufacture
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Vice Chair Advanced Manufacturing Theme leadership Group of SRPe
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description CDT Photonics
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description CDT Photonics
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2018
 
Description CDT Photonics
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description CDT Photonics
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description Doctoral Training Programme
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2018
 
Description Doctoral Training Programme
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2019
 
Description EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T005076/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 06/2021
 
Description EPSRC Programme grant
Amount £5,746,005 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R014574/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2023
 
Description Environmental Domed End (EDEN) project
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Council ref TS/M011089/1 
Organisation Innova UK 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 06/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description H2020
Amount € 4,434,352 (EUR)
Funding ID 768701 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Industrial funding - SPI Lasers
Amount £42,846 (GBP)
Organisation SPI Lasers UK 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2020
 
Description James Watt Scholarship Scheme
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Heriot-Watt University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 02/2018
 
Description Large Area Metal Additive - LAMA
Amount £5,886,209 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R027218/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2023
 
Description Laser peening of structural alloy to improve dynamic performance of an actuator
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Industry Partners 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Laser-laser hybrid welding of structures for advanced applications
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Industrial grant 
Organisation Industry Partners 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 07/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Platform Grant
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P027415/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 07/2022
 
Description Responsive Mode
Amount £362,024 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M025888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description Standard Research
Amount £910,587 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M02086X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description Standard Research - NR1
Amount £188,109 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L022249/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description Start-up Fund
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Heriot-Watt University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2017
 
Description Application of latest generation fibre pulsed lasers for dissimilar joining of aluminium to stainless steel 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project evaluated the possibility of joining thin sheet of dissimilar alloys in overlap configuration. The research team focused on understanding laser metal interaction for the two alloys separately and then the possibility of joining these two alloys in dissimilar configuration was evaluated. Fe and Al atoms on interaction forms intermetallic compounds (IMC) which are very hard and often results in cracking near the interface due to formation of such intermetallic alloys. application of the latest generation pulsed laser which has pulse energy in the range of (~1 mJ) but very high repetition rate, may able to overcome the problem of IMC formation by fast freezing weld pool which prevents inter-diffusion of the two dissimilar alloys. The research team worked evaluated the thickness range that can be welded by such pulse energy and evaluate the strength of the dissimilar joint under different welding conditions and by different weld lengths.
Collaborator Contribution Our partner provided the laser to perform the welds and gave us input regarding the performance of the laser under different operating conditions and also shared information on research effort on dissimilar joining of different alloy combinations at their premises
Impact - Two Masters project - SPI is now strategic partners with CU in a number of laser processing related projects, the main one being an Innovate, UK sponsored project on joining of tab to end of extremely thin Al alloy (Environment Domed End)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_01 'Add, Remove, Measure or Repair' 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will develop a novel 3D freeform fabrication laser based manufacturing platform. The philosophy behind this is to provide a flexible platform combining the ability to construct, build and add material to freeform shapes with metrology of the created part and the ability to remove material to achieve a high level of form fit and low tolerances in excess of that achievable in freeform manufacture on its own. By integrating fibre delivered laser sources into a parallel robot device we
Collaborator Contribution Renishaw's in kind contribution has £50k of staff time to advise and support the project. Visit to Rensiahw head quarters is planned for Autmun 2014. The contribution for Renishaw consists of 3 paralell robots systems.
Impact None to date, but potential for new product line and greater presence in additive manufacturing market.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_02 'High speed, large area surface structuring' 
Organisation M-Solv
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution £20k cash, associated with 2 EngD students on related projects, plus £10k in-kind support, for testing of processed parts and management time
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_03 Ultashort pulsed welding 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bonding of glass-to-glass , Bonding of dissimilar materials ,Demonstrate processes for example applications
Collaborator Contribution Renishaw have committed cash support to this project of £24k, given their interest in replacing conventional bonding techniques in their current manufacturing processes which rely on intermediate bonding layers.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_04 'High Energy Amplifiers for Ultrafast Lasers' 
Organisation Rofin-Sinar UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Equipment, advice, sponsorship.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_06 'Controlled Laser Milling' 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution AWE plc have indicated an urgent need to develop laser based methods for the removal of thin metallic protective layers, such as Ag, from a metallic substrate material. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy [LIBS] is an established tool for the identification of metals in laser plasmas and it is proposed to use LIBS as a process monitor to detect removal of the protective layer material.
Collaborator Contribution AWE have provided samples.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_07 'Laser Finishing' 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Work is underway to investigate the feasibility of using laser processing for post-machining of parts manufactured by powder bed and wire based additive manufacturing processes. A range of different laser ablation and smoothing approaches are being tested for materials of interest for additive processes, including stainless steel, cobalt-chrome alloy, aluminium and titanium. The work to date has focused on post-processing, however it is planned to also explore in-situ inter-processing approaches. Many applications e.g. medical require a reasonably polished surface finish (i.e. good micro-roughness), so there is a particular focus on laser polishing processes. An experimental optimization of pulsed fibre laser polishing on martensitic stainless steel surfaces has provided reductions in the surface average micro-roughness (spatial ? < 10 µm) of around 80%, however the meso- and macro-roughness (10 µm < spatial ? < 80 µm and spatial ? > 80 µm, respectively) have not been affected. A combination of laser micro-machining and laser melting is currently being explored to provide improved independent control of micro, meso and macro-roughnesses.
Collaborator Contribution Fortnightly project review meetings at Heriot Watt University with Renishaw Plc AWE/Heriot Watt University strategic alliance workshop EPSRC CIM for Laser-Based Production Processes Research Assistants meeting at Cranfield University (Meeting with John Barr, Selex ES UK) 03.09.2014 Various lab visits at our site
Impact IP has been generated in the form of processing parameters
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_07 'Laser Finishing' 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Work is underway to investigate the feasibility of using laser processing for post-machining of parts manufactured by powder bed and wire based additive manufacturing processes. A range of different laser ablation and smoothing approaches are being tested for materials of interest for additive processes, including stainless steel, cobalt-chrome alloy, aluminium and titanium. The work to date has focused on post-processing, however it is planned to also explore in-situ inter-processing approaches. Many applications e.g. medical require a reasonably polished surface finish (i.e. good micro-roughness), so there is a particular focus on laser polishing processes. An experimental optimization of pulsed fibre laser polishing on martensitic stainless steel surfaces has provided reductions in the surface average micro-roughness (spatial ? < 10 µm) of around 80%, however the meso- and macro-roughness (10 µm < spatial ? < 80 µm and spatial ? > 80 µm, respectively) have not been affected. A combination of laser micro-machining and laser melting is currently being explored to provide improved independent control of micro, meso and macro-roughnesses.
Collaborator Contribution Fortnightly project review meetings at Heriot Watt University with Renishaw Plc AWE/Heriot Watt University strategic alliance workshop EPSRC CIM for Laser-Based Production Processes Research Assistants meeting at Cranfield University (Meeting with John Barr, Selex ES UK) 03.09.2014 Various lab visits at our site
Impact IP has been generated in the form of processing parameters
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_08 'Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting' 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The overall goal of this project is to make the powder-based laser additive manufacturing process more robust and transferable between different powder bed systems. This is planned to be achieved by: • Investigation of conduction laser welding in terms of fundamental interaction parameters of spatial distribution of laser energy on the workpiece; • Identification of laser system-independent parameters that control depth of penetration and weld bead profile during powder melting; • Development of a phenomenological model of weld bead profile and depth of penetration in powder melting for various beam diameters; • Identification of the most optimum conditions for different build-up strategies i.e. maximum deposition rate or maximum resolution; • Investigation of the effect of powder grade (particle size etc) on fusion characteristics in additive manufacturing; • Investigation of the effect of thermal properties of powder on fusion characteristics and the main differences to conduction welding in solid materials
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at project review meetings, provision of funding
Impact None to date
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_08 'Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting' 
Organisation Laser Cladding Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The overall goal of this project is to make the powder-based laser additive manufacturing process more robust and transferable between different powder bed systems. This is planned to be achieved by: • Investigation of conduction laser welding in terms of fundamental interaction parameters of spatial distribution of laser energy on the workpiece; • Identification of laser system-independent parameters that control depth of penetration and weld bead profile during powder melting; • Development of a phenomenological model of weld bead profile and depth of penetration in powder melting for various beam diameters; • Identification of the most optimum conditions for different build-up strategies i.e. maximum deposition rate or maximum resolution; • Investigation of the effect of powder grade (particle size etc) on fusion characteristics in additive manufacturing; • Investigation of the effect of thermal properties of powder on fusion characteristics and the main differences to conduction welding in solid materials
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at project review meetings, provision of funding
Impact None to date
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_08 'Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting' 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The overall goal of this project is to make the powder-based laser additive manufacturing process more robust and transferable between different powder bed systems. This is planned to be achieved by: • Investigation of conduction laser welding in terms of fundamental interaction parameters of spatial distribution of laser energy on the workpiece; • Identification of laser system-independent parameters that control depth of penetration and weld bead profile during powder melting; • Development of a phenomenological model of weld bead profile and depth of penetration in powder melting for various beam diameters; • Identification of the most optimum conditions for different build-up strategies i.e. maximum deposition rate or maximum resolution; • Investigation of the effect of powder grade (particle size etc) on fusion characteristics in additive manufacturing; • Investigation of the effect of thermal properties of powder on fusion characteristics and the main differences to conduction welding in solid materials
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at project review meetings, provision of funding
Impact None to date
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_09 'Multi-laser selective laser melting' 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and experience, access to equipment.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_09 'Multi-laser selective laser melting' 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and experience, access to equipment.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_10 'Process control for laser-hybrid additive manufacture of metals' 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially Relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and expertise.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_10 'Process control for laser-hybrid additive manufacture of metals' 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially Relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and expertise.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_11 'SMART laser technology for welding and cutting' 
Organisation J K Lasers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution For laser cutting monitoring and pierce detection the aims are: o Measure the back reflected laser light during the cutting process and correlate the signal with the cutting process stability. o Study the effect of the laser beam geometry, Gaussian and doughnut shape, on the cutting quality/stability. In laser welding, the aims are: o Extend the power factor model developed by Cranfield University to laser beam diameters smaller than 400 um and different materials. o Develop an Expert Laser System in collaboration with JK Lasers to integrate the power factor model into the control software of the laser and ease the selection of the laser parameters according to the user requirements.
Collaborator Contribution JK Lasers have donated a 3kW laser with multiple fibre delivery to the Centre along with welding and cutting heads, Attendance at project review meetings, additional in-kind contributions throughout the project, lab visits, etc. JK Lasers hosted a visit by all research fellows within the Centre
Impact The Expert System will give JK Lasers a unique capability in the technology provision for laser welding systems. Similarly the pierce detection system for cutting will give them a significant technological advantage compared to their competitors.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_12 'Processing of refractory metals' 
Organisation Applied Laser Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and expertise, equipment.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_12 'Processing of refractory metals' 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and expertise, equipment.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_13-1 'GHz-rate holographic observation and optimisation of laser-based materials processing' 
Organisation Applied Laser Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Man power, materials, testing, access to equipment
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_13-1 'GHz-rate holographic observation and optimisation of laser-based materials processing' 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Man power, materials, testing, access to equipment
Impact N/A
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_14-1 - Laser Welding of Optical Components to Metal Alloys 
Organisation Selex ES
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, expertise, equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2014
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_15-1 - Laser micro-sculpting of holographic security markings on high-value metal components 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_15-1 - Laser micro-sculpting of holographic security markings on high-value metal components 
Organisation Sisma Group
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_16-1 - Feasibility & Design: 2um lasers for industrial applications 
Organisation M-Solv
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment and laboratory time.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_16-1 - Feasibility & Design: 2um lasers for industrial applications 
Organisation Rofin-Sinar UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment and laboratory time.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_17-1 - Metallurgical Interactions in advanced laser processing 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Operations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_17-1 - Metallurgical Interactions in advanced laser processing 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_17-1 - Metallurgical Interactions in advanced laser processing 
Organisation GKN
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_17-1 - Metallurgical Interactions in advanced laser processing 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_18-1 - Fundamentals of Laser Shock Peening 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Operations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentships, equipment, expertise and laboratory time.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_18-1 - Fundamentals of Laser Shock Peening 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentships, equipment, expertise and laboratory time.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_19-1 - Laser polishing of Additively Manufactured Complex 3D Structures 
Organisation GKN
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_19-1 - Laser polishing of Additively Manufactured Complex 3D Structures 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_19-1 - Laser polishing of Additively Manufactured Complex 3D Structures 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_20-1 - 2ARMOR 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_21-1 - In-situ characterisation of residual stresses for process setting in metal powder-bed fusion 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_22-1 - Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting - Phase 2 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_22-1 - Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting - Phase 2 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_22-1 - Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting - Phase 2 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_22-1 - Study of fundamental laser material interaction parameters in powder melting - Phase 2 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_23-1 - Development of free-form mid-IR volume gratings 
Organisation UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Hardware and staff costs.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_25-1 - Multi Laser Selective Laser Melting - Continuation (CfIM 09-02) 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_26-1 - High-energy pulsed 2µm oscillator-amplifier demonstrators - Phase 1 
Organisation Leonardo S.p.A.
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment, studentship.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_27-1 - High-Brightness Laser Diode Module - Phase 1 
Organisation PowerPhotonic
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_27-1 - High-Brightness Laser Diode Module - Phase 1 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_28-1 - Investigation of the application potential of latest generation state of the art fibre lasers for advanced processing and fabrications of metals 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research
Collaborator Contribution Studentship and equipment.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_29-1 - High power laser cutting 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_30-1 - Application of Digital Holographic Imaging to understand short-range process dynamics during AM powder bed processes 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_31-1 - Laser Welding of Optical Components to Metal Alloys - Phase 2 
Organisation Leonardo S.p.A.
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_32-1 - High-energy pulsed 2µm oscillator-amplifier demonstrators - Phase 2 
Organisation Leonardo S.p.A.
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, equipment, and access to laboratory facilities and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_32-1 - High-energy pulsed 2µm oscillator-amplifier demonstrators - Phase 2 
Organisation PowerPhotonic
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, equipment, and access to laboratory facilities and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_32-1 - High-energy pulsed 2µm oscillator-amplifier demonstrators - Phase 2 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, equipment, and access to laboratory facilities and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_32-1 - High-energy pulsed 2µm oscillator-amplifier demonstrators - Phase 2 
Organisation Rofin-Sinar UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Studentship support, equipment, and access to laboratory facilities and expertise.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industry contribution to sub-project CfIM_33-1 - Laser diode module - Phase 2 
Organisation Renishaw PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, research and development costs.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Project IP_16 - Ultrashort Pulse Laser Micromachining Centre (USP-LMC) Scoping studies for new laser interaction regimes 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Innovation Project IP_24 - Rapid fabrication of biosensors for protein detection using laser interference ablation technique 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Innovation Project IP_3 - Micro-ablation with extreme ultra-violet laser light 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Innovation Project IP_7 - Modelling and validation of bead profile in powder melting and additive manufacturing 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Collaborator Contribution Industrially relevant research.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership on Advanced Laser Joining 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SPI Lasers and Cranfield University are collaborating through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to advance application of the state of the art lasers and welding processes for joining of similar and dissimilar alloy combinations with a specific target to increase the application of laser processing in the e-mobility sector. The research team at Cranfield University is working in the area of innovative laser processing and joining of dissimilar alloys for over last 6 years. The Center for Innovative Manufacture using Laser (CIM_L) grant is laser processing and joining of thin alloys played a major role in creating larger collaboration opportunity. The advancement of understanding in dissimilar joining at a fundamental level is a important factor for recognizing the research team at Cranfield as an internationally leading expert in this area.
Collaborator Contribution SPI Lasers are inventing the state-of-the-art in laser processing by creating single mode CW and pulsed lasers for advanced processing. They are also developing their customer base through strategic and application oriented tailored joining and processing using lasers.
Impact A KTP position was created. A suitable researcher for this position is being recruited.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Laser joining of dissimilar alloys: aluminium to copper and stainless steel 
Organisation SPI Lasers UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Application of pulsed fibre lasers for dissimilar joining of aluminium to copper. Experiments performed as a Masters group project work at Cranfield University with very useful results. In process of publication.
Collaborator Contribution SPI Laser, UK and Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre of Cranfield University works very closely in a range of different projects. One of the major area where we collaborate is in evaluating the different potential applications of the state-of-the-art fibre laser that SPI developed. One of the major thematic area is dissimilar joining of very thin metallic components for applications in battery, automobile, electronics and other consumer sectors. SPI initially provided us with the laser and we also worked in close relationship through the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing using Laser. This close collaboration benefits us from having lasers for research purposes and also most importantly understanding the application area from the customer base of SPI.
Impact Three presentations will be made in the LPM2018 - Laser Precision Micro-fabrication Symposium 2018 to be held at Edinburgh in June. SPI is an active member and support our hub proposal bid and also we are planning to have a Research Associate as Knowledge Transfer Partner between Cranfield and SPI.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Laser texturing of steel for improving the mechanical strength of the dissimilar metal laser spot welded joints of steel to aluminium 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Department School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A seedcorn project for 4 months has been performed to evaluate the applicability of laser surface texturing, in order to improve the surface energy, towards joining of highly dissimilar alloys
Collaborator Contribution The researcher from HW was involved in forming the textured surface with the application of laser and researchers from Cranfield University were engaged in dissimilar joining
Impact A technical paper has been submitted and in future this may form part of greater proposals in the area of joining of dissimilar materials
Start Year 2015
 
Description Laser welding of Al to Mg 
Organisation Nanjing Tech University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project specifically investigated the application of the latest generation fibre pulsed lasers and continuous wave lasers in dissimilar joining of aluminium to magnesium for electronic applications. At Cranfield University all the experiments were performed using CW and pulsed lasers. Different interlayers were experimented with to understand their suitability in forming a robust joining solution for these two alloys
Collaborator Contribution At Nanjing University, all the characterisations were performed. The researcher is a PhD student from the collaborating University
Impact Not as yet but journal articles are being written
Start Year 2016
 
Title Laser beam amplification by homogenous pumping of an amplification medium 
Description Apparatus 10 for amplifying a laser beam using a pump beam, comprised of a plurality of source beams 22, through an amplification medium 14; the amplification medium is pumped via a pump module 16 having a laser diode bar 18 and an optical assembly 30; the optical assembly has a first lens acting as a fast axis collimator 34 (Figure 3b), an array of second lenses acting as slow axis collimators 42 and a third focusing lens acting in both the fast and slow axis 36; the lenses are spaced so that the individual source beams from the emitters are imaged upon a facet of the amplification medium, are sized to fill the facet and overlap on the facet. In one embodiment the amplification medium is rectangular and has a long edge and a short edge oriented parallel to the slow axis and fast axis of the laser diode bar respectively. In another embodiment the source beams are directed so that peripheral source beams undergo total internal reflection on entering the amplification medium. In one embodiment several pump beams are imaged onto the amplification medium. 
IP Reference GB2518794 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact n/a
 
Description invited Presentation : BORS British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) - Prof Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact invited Presentation : BORS British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) to audience of medical (surgeons) delegates. Presentation then panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description "Application of High-Power Lasers in Industrial Processing", EPSRC CDT Photonics Systems, University College London, Invited talk, BIll O'Neill, Krste Pangovski 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussion on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "ORC Southampton ""Applications of Ultrafast Holography for Diagnostics of Light-Matter Interaction"" - Invited talk Bill O'Neill, Krste Pangovski 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussion round possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description - Laser welding of steel to aluminium: Thermal modelling and joint strength analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Journal article- Laser welding of steel to aluminium: Thermal modelling and joint strength analysis by Cranfield University/Sonia Meco; Supriyo Ganguly; Stewart Williams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 18th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM), Toyama, Japan: "Fabrication of three-dimensional micro-structures in glass by picosecond laser micro-machining and welding" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 18th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM), Toyama, Japan: "Fabrication of three-dimensional micro-structures in glass by picosecond laser micro-machining and welding" K Wlodarcyzk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2nd Additive Manufactured Metallic Materials Properties & Structures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2nd Additive Manufactured Metallic Materials Properties & Structures presentation aimed at UK academia and industries plus people involved in deciding on manufacturing strategy for UK by Dr Shahin Mehraban/Nick Lavery (Swansea)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 7th SU2P Symposium, Edinburgh, Invited Talk, "Laser device technology for laser-based manufacturing" Daniel Esser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited talk led to discussion on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A lab tour and demonstration of laser marking will be part of the event "Festival of flight 2016" held in Cranfield University. Souvenirs and a demonstrator will be produced for the event.(Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lab tour and demonstration of laser marking will be part of the event "Festival of flight 2016" held in Cranfield University. Souvenirs and a demonstrator will be produced for the event.(Cranfield). Promotion of the CIM LbPP. Dissemination of the projects investigated within the CIM aimed at public including children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A talk given before the industrial laser users association on the fundamentals of laser metallic powder interaction by Wasiu Ayoola 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wasiu Ayoola is a PhD student in the Cranfield University and he presented his research work on fundamental laser- metal powder interaction before the industrial laser users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A visiting researcher from Brazil came to Cranfield to investigate the feasibility of using laser plus wire additive manufacturing for repairing of turbine blades 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A visiting researcher from Brazil came to Cranfield to investigate the feasibility of using laser plus wire additive manufacturing for repairing of turbine blades. Collaborative research on application of laser plus wire to build worn turbine blades. Discussion of possible collaboration. Promotion of the CIMlbPP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A visiting researcher from China came to Cranfield to investigate laser welding of magnesium to aluminium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A visiting researcher from China came to Cranfield to investigate laser welding of magnesium to aluminium. Collaborative research on application of laser to weld thin sheets of magnesium to aluminium. Promotion of the CIMlbPP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AILU Steering Committee Meeting (HWU) - invited talk - Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AILU Steering Committee Meeting (HWU) invited speaker Duncan Hand. Update on National Strategy to AILU Steering Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AILU event: Additive Manufacturing, Invited Talk, "Open-architecture system for in-situ x-ray imaging during selective laser melting (SLM)" Andrew Moore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussions on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AILU workshop (HWU) - sponsored event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AILU workshop (HWU) - sponsored event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AILU workshop hosted by Cranfield University including walking tour of Laboritories - Stewart Williams 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact existing dialogues continued, new dialogues begun, possible further opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AWE UK/US visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AWE UK/US visit, Presentations, lab visit and exhibition of demonstrators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Additive Manufacturing Seminars organised by Centre for Industrial Photonics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Additive Manufacturing Seminars organised by Centre for Industrial Photonics, seminar series designed to connect various research centres aiming to provide a more connected AM academic landscape
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Arrangement to include the laser lab into the interactive map of Cranfield University campus - 360° pictures of the laser lab and videos showing the lasers in operation. (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Arrangement to include the laser lab into the interactive map of Cranfield University campus - 360° pictures of the laser lab and videos showing the lasers in operation. (Cranfield). The virtual open day platform will enable prospective students and companies to explore the laboratory and see examples of laser processing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Association of Industrial Laser Users title "Dissimilar metal joining using a 8 kW fibre laser 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Received queries related to laser processing

The Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Center (WELP) of Cranfield University is a more familiar name to the wider laser processing community and the center is submitting more proposals in the area of advancing laser processing of materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Attendance at Leeds Photon16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Leeds Photon16. CIM laser hosted session involving partner universities and industrial partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Attended the UK Manufacturing Professors' Forum 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promoted the centre and it's work to other academics working in Manufacturing.

Networking and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/events/mpf2014/
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland interview with Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland interview with Duncan Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Belgian welding society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at Belgian Welding Society 75 year celebration workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIM Annual Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CIM Annual Conference 2018, Cranfield University hosting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIM Laser engagement at the Cambridge Science festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CIM Laser engagement at the Cambridge Science festival 2017 aiming to increase public awareness of manufacturing technologies and impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIM Laser engagement at the Cambridge Science festival 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CIM Laser engagement at the Cambridge Science festival (March 2018), Public demonstrations of manufacturing technologies, aimed at increased public awareness of manufacturing technologies and impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIM-Laser Strategic Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIM-Laser Strategic Advisory Group meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CPI visit to CIM-Laser (Arun Harish & Tom Harvey) (HWU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CPI visit to CIM-Laser (Arun Harish & Tom Harvey) (HWU) - possible future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Centre and AILU event to develop a UK Roadmap for Laser-based Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Activity provided the basis for the document 'UK Roadmap 2014 - Laser-based Manufacturing Application' leading to a National Strategy

Consultation with community about direction of research and application of laser-based production processes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk/news/roadmapping-event-marks-beginning-national-strategy-laser-based-prod...
 
Description Centre attended launch of Photonics Public Private Partnership and new H2020 programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in discussion influencing research and innovation priorities for H2020.

Discussions influenced the content of future H2020 calls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Centre sponsorship of AILU 'Power beam delivery and manipulation' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sponsorship, networking, presentations

networking, profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ailu.org.uk/laser_technology/events/2013-12-03/131203ailuevent.html
 
Description Centre sponsorship of SMAS National Manufacturing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Centre sponsorship for and stand at SMAS national conference.

networking, profile raising, information sharing, publicity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishmasconference.co.uk/
 
Description Chris Sutcliffe article in The Conversation, 'The printed face is just the beginning of a 3D revolution' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published in online publication 'The Conversation'

Increase in awareness of potential of 3D printing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://theconversation.com/the-printed-face-is-just-the-beginning-of-a-3d-revolution-24386
 
Description Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIM-Laser One Day Conference (Conference held on site at HWU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - CIM_L one day coference at the Heriot Watt University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference enables networking with industrial and professional practitioners in this area. Work performed in different areas were presented and future projects discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - Europhoton 18 - Invited talk on Fundamentals of material interaction in laser processing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on Fundamentals of material interaction in laser processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference - Invited talk at SPI Technology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement with industry to explain them the latest research findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - LPM 2018 - Application of state-of-the-art fibre lasers in dissimilar joining and processing of structural alloys for innovative and new applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two presentations were made on Laser joining and processing of structural alloys for novel and innovative applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference - LSP 2018 - Application of laser peening in improving fatigue life and application of laser peening to redistribute residual stress state and induce grain refinement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two presentations were made at the LSP 2018 conference at Singapore on the following topics;
- Application of Laser peening to induce grain refinement in wire plus arc additive built structures
- Application of laser peening in improving fatigue life of aircraft fuselage structural joint
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference - Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Masters programme - Group project presentation day - Project reported on "Dissimilar welding of thin metallic sheets using fibre pulsed laser"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD Poster presentation day at Cranfield University to "Promote the CIM
Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - Open day - Display of Masters programme - Group project presented on "Dissimilar welding of thin metallic sheets using fibre pulsed laser" plus contributions made in PhD poster presentation day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Group worked on a project sponsored by SPI Lasers on dissimilar joining of thin structural alloys. The project led to further projects and ongoing collaborative activities in this area and finally in a KTP project in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - Photon 2018 - Invited talk on Fundamentals of material interaction in laser processing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The relevant research and industrial community engaged with the latest findings on laser metal interaction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference - Plenary lecture at the opening of the Chinese National Innovation Institute for Additive Manufacture (NIIAM), Xi'an China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at the opening of the Chinese National Innovation Institute - these resulted in huge surge in research and academic collaboration with Chinese industries and academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference - Plenary opening lecture at ICWAM conference in Metz France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Outreach in the areas of laser processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference ILAS 2017 - The 5th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium - (Cranfield/HWU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on laser processing and additive manufacturing. Display of posters, demonstrators and banner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference Session Laser-based Manufacturing: Towards a National Strategy for UK Growth Hand, Williams, Lipton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the process, progress and outputs of the Centre's National Strategy work. Audience were invited to contribute to consultation process.

Contributions to consultation process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ukmanufacturing.org/index.php
 
Description Conference and Lab tour on the National Apprentice Day, National Manufacturing Debate plus regular lab tour within Manufacturing theme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is an occasion when the Manufacturing resources and facilities were displayed before a general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Conference and lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact National Apprentice Day, Lab visit and stand in conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation - LPM 2018 - Keynote presentation on Application of pulsed fibre lasers in dissimilar joining of ultra-thin alloys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaking on application of latest generation fibre lasers on joining of very thin structural alloys
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation Picosecond Laser Welding of Similar and Dissimilar Materials Carter, Chen, Shephard, Thompson, Hand. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation prompted questions and discussion.

Networking, communicating scientific results, promoting the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference: Presentation at International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Energy, Kyoto, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Audience was informed on the latest development of laser-laser hybrid processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference:Invited speaker in "Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation"- Mecasens 2017,Skukuza, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented on application of neutron strain scanning on analysis of residual stress state in WAAM built titanium structures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Contributing author on article in Laser Systems Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributing author on article in Laser Systems Europe - this article will be in the next edition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Contribution to report - http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/developing-effective-strategies-for-emerging-technologies/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Contribution to report - http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/developing-effective-strategies-for-emerging-technologies/ by Prof D P Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EPIC/IMAPS UK International Conference (HWU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EPIC/IMAPS UK International Conference (HWU) Sponsored event by CIM-Laser
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EPSRC Strategic Delivery Plan Engagement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EPSRC Strategic Delivery Plan Engagement workshop - attendance by DPH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESVOT (European Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology) guest speaker Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESVOT (European Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology) guest speaker - Chris Sutcliffe. Presentation regarding the use of AM technologies in veterinary applications:
INNOVATIONS - '3-D printing' in metal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESVOT (European Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology) guest speaker Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESVOT (European Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology) guest speaker Chris Sutcliffe.
Presentation regarding the use of AM technologies in veterinary applications: Techniques in Clinical Research - Finite element analysis for dummies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ICALEO 2018 - Conference presentation on latest developments on laser processing on dissimilar joining and advanced alloys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Two presentations were done on application of laser for novel and dissimilar joining
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICWAM talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at ICWAM 17 conference Metz
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ILAS 2017: The 5th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium - (Cranfield/HWU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on laser processing and additive manufacturing, posters, demonstrators and banner at ILAS 2017: The 5th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium - (Cranfield/HWU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description India visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to various industrial companies and research institutions in India (IIT Bombay, IIT Indore and CMTI Bangalore) - presentations given and applications of the technology discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industrial Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of the Industrial Advisory Board for CIM-Laser
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industrial engagement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industrial Engagement works hosted by University of Cambridge chaired by D P Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industrial tour and visit by AWE, UK and US delegates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The current/finished projects with AWE and their future requirements discussed - Two visits by AWE one with UK and US delegates and the other one solely with UK delegates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industry visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by BAE for tour of labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Symposium on Additive Manufacturing @ Taiwan, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organised by the British Trade & Cultural Office (BTCO), Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan (AMAT) and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), the 1st Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing International Conference was held at NTUST in Taipei on 3 March 2014. This conference convened international academic representatives and AM vendors together to present the most up-to-date technology, application and market trends. The UK Additive Manufacturing Mission of 5 academic and industrial speaking delegates including Dr Chris Sutcliffe, from the University of Liverpool, key partner in the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes, and a technical representative for Renishaw UK - a major global AM vendor.
Organised by the British Trade & Cultural Office (BTCO), Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan (AMAT) and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), the 1st Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing International Conference was held at NTUST in Taipei on 3 March 2014. This conference convened international academic representatives and AM vendors together to present the most up-to-date technology, application and market trends. The UK Additive Manufacturing Mission of 5 academic and industrial speaking delegates including Dr Chris Sutcliffe, from the University of Liverpool, key partner in the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes, and a technical representative for Renishaw UK - a major global AM vendor.

International collaborations, links to trade delegations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk/news/international-symposium-additive-manufacturing-taiwan
 
Description International conference on Digital Optical Methods, Switzerland, Invited Talk, "Sub-surface stress measurements using GHz and THz radiation" Andrew Moore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussions on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Talk, China, LPM2016 Microstructured optical fibres provide flexible delivery of high power ultrashort laser pulses for micromachining - Duncan P Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk led to discussion on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Talk, Photonics West 2016, "Ultrafast laser inscription of 3D components for spatial multiplexing" - Robert R Thomson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sharing of project outputs sparked discussion with event attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited presentation at The Welding Institute, Kent Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of associated project investigated within CIM LbPP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker in "Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation"- Mecasens 2017,, Skukuza, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker in "Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation"- Mecasens 2017,, Skukuza, South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at SPI Technology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at SPI Technology Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk at SPI Technology Conference. - Stewart Williams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk in TWI, Kent Branch, "Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding" Supriyo Ganguly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk, D.P. Hand, First steps in producing a UK Roadmap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at AILU (Association of Industrial Laser Users) workshop, Innovations for economical growth: The UK uptake of Laser Materials Processing, 8th July 2014, MTC Coventry. Update on Centre progress on UK Laser Manufacturing Roadmap 2014.

Part of consultation process on Roadmap which will inform National Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ailu.org.uk/laser_technology/events/2014-07-08/140708ailu_meeting.html
 
Description JLR - Presentations, lab visit and exhibition of demonstrators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Jaguar Land Rover technical people from Power Train Division and Chassis division to see resources, facilities, present research activities and discuss their future needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jaguar Landrover (chassis division) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jaguar Landrover (chassis division), Presentations, lab visit and exhibition of demonstrators then discussions to highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Discussion about collaboration "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jaguar Landrover (power trains division) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jaguar Landrover (power trains division), Presentation of our work on laser processing which led to a research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Joanna Cherry MP, tweet re HWU and photonics industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Joanna Cherry MP, tweet re HWU and photonics industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Joint Meeting with Selex and local HWU MP Joanna Cherry QC - Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To highlight the importance of university STEM research such as CIM-Laser are essential support for high technology companies such as Selex
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LANE: 9th international conference on Photonics Technologies, Furth, Germany, Invited Talk, "Picosecond laser welding of optical to structural materials" - Duncan Hand,Richard M.Carter, Jianyong Chen, Ian ELder, Robert R Thomson, Daniel MJ Esser 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussions around possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LPM Conference - Xi'an China, invited talks, Duncan Hnad, Richard Carter, Amiel Lopes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LPM Conference - Xi'an China attendance and invited talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LPM2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LPM 2018, first time event had been held in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lab Visit by Prof Peihua Gu, VC (Shantou University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose of the visit is academic collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab demonstration of laser welding, marking, test bench for fibres and laser beam characterization at Cranfield's laboratory (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lab demonstration of laser welding, marking, test bench for fibres and laser beam characterization at Cranfield's laboratory (Cranfield). Dissemination of the CIM LbPP
The students learnt about laser processing and its advantages, limitations and applications, and techniques for laser beam characterization
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Manufacturing department monthly tour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab tour - University of Sheffield, Brinkley Propeller Ltd, Ottoway Thermal Hazard Technology Ltd, Turnell & Odell Precision Engineers Ltd, Anota Ltd, Cranfield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab tour - University of Sheffield, Brinkley Propeller Ltd, Ottoway Thermal Hazard Technology Ltd, Turnell & Odell Precision Engineers Ltd, Anota Ltd, Cranfield University - Goncalo Pardal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab tour and visit by Babcock international 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Babcock technical people to see our laboratory facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lab tour for Clare Temple-Heald (Product Discovery Manager at Oilfield Specialities Innospec Inc.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab tour for Clare Temple-Heald (Product Discovery Manager at Oilfield Specialities Innospec Inc.) those involved CIM-Laser RAs (Krystian Wlodarczyk and Richard Carter)
Academic staff (Bill MacPherson)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab tour for The Applied Photonics CDT annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lab tour for The Applied Photonics CDT annual conference Jianyong Chen HWU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab tour of visitors (tour organised by Prof Iain Gray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab tour of visitors (tour organised by Prof Iain Gray) , Lab visit and exhibition of demonstrators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lab tours of CIM-Laser labs - HWU after conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab tours of CIM-Laser labs - HWU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lane Conference, Nuremburg (HWU) - Duncan Hand, Wojciech Gora, Rainer Beck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lane Conference, Nuremburg (HWU) - Duncan Hand, Wojciech Gora, Rainer Beck. Presentations highlighting CIM-Laser projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Laser Munich 2017 - conference participation - requested speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Laser Munich 2017 - conference participation - requested speaker Rainer Beck
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Laser Munich 2017 - conference participation - requested speaker Duncan P Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Laser Munich 2017 - conference participation - requested speaker Duncan P Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Laser Munich 2017 - stand within UK pavilion at Laser Munich World Trade Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Laser Munich 2017 - stand within UK pavilion at Laser Munich World Trade Fair - Emma Williams HWU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Laser World of Photonics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibition stand for CIM-Laser at the World of Photonics Exhibition. There was significant interest in the stand and the work we were presenting. This allowed us to engage more broadly with industry, in particular those people who would not normally attend conferences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk/news/cim-laser-laser-world-photonics
 
Description Lasers for the Future (Daniel Esser Inaugural Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inaugural lecture by Daniel Esser, pitched at a general scientific audience, and open to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk/news/daniel-esser-lasers-future-inaugural-lecture
 
Description Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM) conference, Munich, Germany: "Tamper-proof holographic markings for high-value goods" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM) conference, Munich, Germany: "Tamper-proof holographic markings for high-value goods" K.L. Wlodarczyk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture - Invited lecture on additive manufacture and laser processing at Southampton University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture delivered on the latest developments on additive manufacture and laser processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Manchester University/AWE meeting generated from previous CIM meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Manchester University/AWE meeting. Meeting at a CIM LbPP meeting generated discussion/further meetings/experiments between Manchester and & AWE with possibility of future project being undertaken
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Material response aspects during hybrid laser welding of thick sections steel - talk given in Euromat conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A talk was given by Dr Wojciech Suder on laser arc hybrid welding of pipeline structural steel for improved productivity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting and Lab tour by Petronas group, Malyasia - to see facilites 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of laboratory to discuss research programme for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting and lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lab tour - Prof. Peihua Gu (Vice Chancellor, Shantou University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting and lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact "Visit of RR (Rolls-Royce) directors:
Alan Newby - Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes
Paul Harris - Chief of Technology - System Design
Ben Eastment - Chief of Future Systems "
Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with AWE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with AWE - Promotion of CIM & future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with MTC to discuss areas of common interest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of the Centre and it's industrial partners met with members of MTC staff to identify areas of commonality and discuss strategy.

Better understanding of how the Centre can work with the MTC in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Veski (Melbourne - Australia), Duncan Hand, Daniel Esser 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Veski (Melbourne - Australia)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mid Term Review of CfIM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mid Term Review of CfIM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mixing of filler wire in deep penetration hybrid laser welding - presentation before the industrial laser users association in the industrial laser application symposium 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Application of laser arc hybrid process to improve productivity in the pipeline structural welding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NIIAM opening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at formal opening of the National Innovation Institute for Additve Manufacture (NIIAM) in Xian China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Manufacturing Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Manufacturing Debate - Supriyo Ganguly Cranfield University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Manufacturing Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Manufacturing Debate workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Manufacturing Debate, May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Centre presence at and participation in National Manufacturing debate.

information sharing, debate, networking, profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.national-manufacturing-debate.org.uk
 
Description National Strategy Kick-off Meeting at MTC Coventry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Kick off meeting forming National Strategy Working Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Organising Committee for ILAS 2015, including sponsorship of visit by Prof Craig Arnold Princeton University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ILAS is an industrial-academic conference held every 2 years, with the primary organiser being the Association of Industrial Laser Users. CIM-Laser helped with organisation of this event, and sponsored a high profile speaker from Princeton University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ilas2015.co.uk
 
Description Participation in AILU workshop 'Metal Additive Manufacturing: opportunities in applications and improvements in process technology' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research dissemination and discussion at an Industry Association workshop.

Networking, career development, information sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ailu.org.uk/laser_technology/events/2014-04-01/140401ailu_meeting.html
 
Description Participation in TWI Workshop 'Additive Manufacturing Clustering Event', Rotherham, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Networking, career development, information sharing

Information sharing, networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Phil Prangnell - meetings with industry - BAE Systems (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Phil Prangnell - meetings with industry - BAE Systems (Manchester) . Meeting to discuss interest in laser peen forming
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Phil Prangnell - meetings with industry - Rolls Royce (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Phil Prangnell - meetings with industry - Rolls Royce (Manchester)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plenary lecture at AMS Pressure and Pipe Welding Conference Hawaii 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at AMS Pressure and Pipe Welding Conference Hawaii July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary lecture in ASME pressure vessel and piping conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture given in the ASME pressure vessel and piping conference on WAAM related activities. This activity resulted in making WAAM process more popular to a large and global audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster presentation on "Welding of dissimilar metals" in AWE- Cranfield strategic alliance showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in the showcase event helped in outreaching the research outcome to a wider audience and decision makers (higher management) in AWE plc.

Such activity reinforced the strategic alliance between Cranfield and AWE and presently Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre is having more than one collaborative project with AWE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description PowderMET 2017 - Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PowderMET 2017 - Presentation by Alfred T Sidambe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presence at Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service - Promotion of the CIM LbPP by RES colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Energy, Kyoto, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Energy, Kyoto, Japan, aimed at Academia, industry and fusion energy community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Liverpool Enterprise Forum - Prof Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at the Liverpool Enterprise Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation before the Industrial Laser Application Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation given and a paper published in the ILAS 2015 proceeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentations and lab visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NEWAM open day to discuss the activities related to additive manufacture with industrial and academic partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presented before the industrial laser user association on the "Science underpinning: the route to laser based manufacturing success" by Prof Stewart Williams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk was given before the industrial laser users association in the Industrial Laser Application Symposium 2015 with the aim of increasing the application of laser for different metal processing activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public lecture hosted by the Royal Scottish Society of Arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture hosted by the Royal Scottish Society for the Arts, on 26 March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rssa.org.uk/20180326.shtml
 
Description RAEng visit to HWU including CIM-Laser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RAEng visit to HWU - promotion OF CIM-Laser
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RR - Presentation of our work on laser processing which led to a research project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting and presentation of our work on laser processing before Rolls Royce which led to a research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reporting Scotland Interview/STV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact media interviews given by Duncan Hand and Krystian Wlodarcyzk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Representative of CIM-Laser at Photonics Leadership Group meeting at House of Commons - Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Representative of CIM-Laser at Photonics Leadership Group meeting at House of Commons by Duncan Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Represented CIM-Laser at EPIC annual meeting, Zurich by Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Represented CIM-Laser at EPIC annual meeting, Zurich by Duncan Hand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Residual Stress: Measurement, temperature and performance, London, Invited Talk, "Residual Stress in powder bed laser melting" - Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited talk led to discussion around possibility of future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Rolls Royce visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rolls Royce visit, Presentation of our work on laser processing which led to a research project -
Presentation of our work on laser processing which led to a research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rolls Royce visit to our laboratory and discussion of future projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rolls Royce visited our facilities in order to discuss future projects
Clive Grafton Reed specialist laser processing in RR visited and met for future research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SPI Lasers visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SPI Lasers visit, Presentations, lab visit and discussion on further collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SPIE Conference (HWU) - invied talk - Richard Carter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SPIE Conference (HWU) invited speaker - Richard Carter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SRPe - Digital Manufacturing Conference/ Stand at Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SRPe - Digital Manufacturing Conference/ Stand at Exhibition AFRC Renfrew
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SU2P Annual Symposium(held at HWU) particpation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact DPH chaired session at SU2P Annual Symposium(held at HWU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SU2P Conference, invited talk by Daniel Esser 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SU2P Conference invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description School seminar in University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact School seminar in University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SciVal UK User Group (HWU) - invited talk - Kirsty COllinge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SciVal UK User Group (HWU) - Kirsty Collinge - Promotion of CIM & it's Metrics -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Science Festival participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cambridge Science Festival Lab Demonstrators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sheduled Evening Lecture, Institute of Engineering Technology, London, Invited Talk, "Travels in Additive Manufacture/3D printing: a decade of UK Innovation" Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited talk led to discussions on possible future projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Soundbites from Westminster Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Soundbites from Westminster Debate , Promotion of CIM, specific name dropping of members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stand in Mach show 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact stand in Mach2016 show engaging all public but aiming for those within manufacturing sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Strategy meeting on future of laser processing in the UK industry - MTC Coventry - Duncan Hand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with experts from different sectors about barriers and opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stress engineering of multi-pass weld metal to enhance structure integrity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a highlight talk before the Materials society attended the Euromat 2015 conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at EU HiLASE facility on diagnostics of high power processes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk in Prague discussing advances in industrial diagnostics with a view to identifying future partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at ICALEO 2016 conference (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk at ICALEO 2016 conference (Cranfield) . Promotion of the CIM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ted-X talk, Ultra Fast Laser Processing, Richard M Carter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact TedX talk to wide ranging audience from children to adults
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Origin and Effect of HAZ Banding in large Scale Wire-Arc Additive Manufacture with Ti-6Al-4V, Invited Talk Phil Prangnell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussions on possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tour of University of Liverpool's Additive Manufacturing Facilities given to delegation from Sci-Tech Daresbury(Science and Technology Facilities Council funded research innovation campus in Cheshire) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of University of Liverpool's Additive Manufacturing Facilities given to delegation from Sci-Tech Daresbury(Science and Technology Facilities Council funded research innovation campus in Cheshire). Discussions round Possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK Launch Event -Lasers for Productivity, A National Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UK Launch Event -Lasers for Productivity, A National Strategy, led in Portcullis House, Westminster and attended by industrial partners and MP's and hosted by AILU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Roadmap workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKRI Roadmap workshop - attended by DPH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN Global Compact LEAD Symposium - (Chris Sutcliffe invited speaker Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UN Global Compact LEAD Symposium - (Chris Sutcliffe invited speaker Liverpool). Promotion of AM technologies/CIM projects to large industry leaders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description University of Liverpool Healthcare Branding Day - Lab tours and demonstration. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact University of Liverpool Healthcare Branding Day - Lab tours and demonstration.- Ian Ashton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description University of Liverpool Physics Departmental Visit (Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Liverpool Physics Departmental Visit (Liverpool). The physics department at the University of Liverpool has a large research portfolio regarding the design of detectors for nuclear physics applications. They are interested in manufacturing components in Tungsten due to its ability to block X-rays. Interest arose due a CIM project which is developing this material for additive manufacturing. Looking at future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Video of CIM-Laser activities/projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Video of CIM-Laser activities/projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by BAE Systems Submarines (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by BAE Systems Submarines (Cranfield) - future engagement with the CIM discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by BEIs members - tour of CIM-Laser labs at HWU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by BEIs + tour of CIM-Laser labs involving Prof Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal (Enterprise & Business)
Prof Steve Mclaughlin, Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Dr Alicia Greated, Director of Research & Enterprise Services, Carolyn Brock, Impact Manager
Prof Verena Rieser, MACS, Prof Lindsay Beevers, EGIS, Dr Aine Ryan, Research Development Advisor, Craig Landt, Research Development Advisor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by CCFE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab visit by CCFE, Culham - discussed on possible projects related to remote operation by multi-layer hybrid processing of pipelines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation - presentation of CIM laser projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Clive Grafton Reed - lead laser processing specialist RR (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Clive Grafton Reed - lead laser processing specialist RR (Cranfield) Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Dr Ho Yin Chan, Southampton University, Compact, High-Energy, Picosecond MOPA for Material Processing Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Ho Yin Chan, Southampton University - "Compact, High-Energy, Picosecond MOPA for Material Processing Applications" Presentation and lab tours relating to CIM laser projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Fiona Dennison to CIM-Laser/Duncan Hand (HWU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Fiona Dennison to CIM-Laser/Duncan Hand (HWU). Promotion and possible new funding opportunity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Gen. Walker (Head of Darpa, USAF) to Centre for Industrial Photonics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by General Walker (Head of Darpa, USAF) to Centre for Industrial Photonics with the result in significant funded project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by Jeremy Murry Research Programme Manager, Pyreos - industry visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Jeremy Murry Research Programme Manager, Pyreos - industry visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Joanna Cherry MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Joanna Cherry MP Promotion of the CIM LbPP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Kate Voisey (Nottingham University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Kate Voisey (Nottingham University) to Discuss collaborative opportunities with the CIM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Ruth Meyer - Universities of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Ruth Meyer - Universities of Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by SPI Lasers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by SPI Lasers Marketing and Research team to discuss on our research activities and further how can we collaborate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Visit by University West Sweden (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by University West Sweden (Cranfield) - future Opportunities for collaboration on laser wire processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Viktor Shuetz, LG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Viktor Shuetz, LG initial meeting through attendance at Laser Munich 2017 in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by funding authority in Nigerian Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit of Lab by Tete funding authority, Government of Nigeria
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by the Hammermen of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by the Hammermen of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit form Industry partner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Geoff McFarland Renishaw, Group Engineering Director
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Bedfordshire councillors (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit from Bedfordshire councillors (Cranfield)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit from CCFE (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit from CCFE (Cranfield). Promotion of the CIM
Discussion about use of lasers for manufacturing of parts for Demo reactor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit from Pipeline Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of industrial people to discuss research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Pipeline Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit from Pipeline Technology, Meeting and lab tour followed by Discussion about future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from SPI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit from SPI, Presentations, lab visit and exhibition of demonstrators to "Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Discussion about collaboration in future projects"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Labs by National Manufacturing Debate participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit of Labs by National Manufacturing Debate participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of RR directors - Alan Newby - Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes,Paul Harris - Chief of Technology - System Design, Ben Eastment - Chief of Future Systems, Richard March - head of welding, Dan Clarke - lead technologist welding, Helen McGloin- University liaison Visit of RR directors - Alan Newby - Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes,Paul Harris - Chief of Technology - System Design, Ben Eastment - Chief of Future Systems, Richard March - head of 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of RR directors - Alan Newby - Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes, Paul Harris - Chief of Technology - System Design, Ben Eastment - Chief of Future Systems - • Highlight capabilities and achievements of the Centre work at Cranfield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit of lab by Singapore National Additive Manufacture Center 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delegates from Singapore National Additive Manufacture Center visited our facility and discussed for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to CIM-Laser labs y Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit to CIM-Laser labs HWU by Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission by prospective partner university and government body
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Central Laser Facility, STFC at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford to discuss on Laser peening project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To collaborate on laser peening activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Centre by Member of Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A visit to the Centre at Cranfield University was made by Iain Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Industry. He was given a tour around the Centre facilities and met Centre researchers. The impact of the centre on industry was discussed.

The impact of basic science and the centre on industry was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to HiDepAM partner in India to promote CIM LbPP and exchange knowledge in laser plus wire additive manufacturing (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to HiDepAM partner in India to promote CIM LbPP and exchange knowledge in laser plus wire additive manufacturing (Cranfield). Researchers and students from the universities
Visit to IIT Bombay, IIT Indore and CMRI Bangalore,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to RAL to discuss collaboration on laser peening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to RAL to discuss collaboration on laser peening
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Stryker Orthopaedics Cork Ireland - Prof Chris Sutcliffe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stryker Cork is the worlds largest metal AM facility. The presentation given detailed the work that has been done in the centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Tampere University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about possible collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visitors from Petronas Group, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations and lab visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Walking Tour of Cranfields Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Walking Tour of Cranfields Laboratory - members from General Electric
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Walking tour of Cranfield's laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Walking tour of Cranfield's laboratory by uk manufacturer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Walking tour of Cranfield's laboratory by Christ White MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact promotion of CIM LbPP to Chris White MP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Walking tour of Cranfield's laboratory was part of the "IMTMA CEOs Technology Mission to Aerospace Industries in Europe" conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Walking tour of Cranfield's laboratory was part of the "IMTMA CEOs Technology Mission to Aerospace Industries in Europe" conference. Indian delegation (CEOs, managing directors, senior advisor or Vice president) representing different organizations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop in London - lessons learnt from strategy like initiatives (CF) (HWU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop in London - lessons learnt from strategy like initiatives (CF) (HWU). Duncan Hand invited to chair session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop on laser processing and additive manufacture held at Cranfield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promotion of the CIM LbPP; Dissemination of the research done within the Centre's theme for fusion-based processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop to develop proposals for H2020 High-throughput Laser-based Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to initiate discussions on H2020 proposals for calls in High-throughput Laser-based Manufacturing.

Submissions to H2020 calls likely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk/news/centre-partners-su2p-horizon-2020-workshop
 
Description visit by Industry partner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to CIM-Laser/HWU by Will Lee new CEO Renishaw & Geoff McFarland Gobal Engineering Director Renishaw
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description visit by ex KTN colleague 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Anke Lohmann - AnchoredIn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description visit by funding body EPSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by EPSRC Engineering Team to HWU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description visit from industry partner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit from Brian Smith Renishaw - Design Manager Spectroscopy Division
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018