Welcome to Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre
The Knowledge Exchange in Laser Engineering project aims to enable North West companies to benefit from the potential advantages that laser technology offers across a broad range of sectors including Aerospace, Biomedical, Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.
Increasing awareness of laser technologies with industry in the North West
Generating generic knowledge
Expertise / Capability
Enhanced throughput precision micromachining: rapid, flexible, dynamic and precise control of ablative material removal; low thermal material effects.
Enhanced welding processes: low distortion, low heat affected zone, narrow weld.
Enhanced material/surface properties and performance: scratch resistance, improved
self-cleaning, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, increased fatigue life, increased cell adhesion.
Enhanced drilling processes: faster, micro holes, angled holes, reduced tooling cost, chemical free.
Enhanced cutting processes: high speed, high quality, complex profiles, low heat-affected zone.
Additive manufacturing: rapid prototyping, Direct Writing, complex 3D structures, repair of high value components.
If you would like to benefit from the KE-Las project please contact either the Liverpool or Manchester Groups:
Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre
The University of Liverpool
Birkenhead Wirral CH41 9HP, UK
Tel: +44 (0)151 650 2305
Fax: +44 (0) 151 650 2304
Laser Processing Research Centre
The University of Manchester
H10 Pariser Building Sackville Street Manchester M60 1QD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3816
Fax: +44 (0)161 200 3803
Alternatively by using the common email address:
The European Union has part financed the Knowledge Exchange in Laser Engineering (KE-LAS) project through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) administered in the region by the Northwest Regional Development Agency. Distributed by the European Commission, the ERDF promotes growth, competitiveness and employment in the region. Investment in innovation, enterprise and stronger support for business start-ups are the cornerstones of the North West’s ERDF programme up to 2013.