Laser Processing


The overall aim of this course is to increase the awareness, amongst potential users, of laser materials processing technology, its capabilities, applications and limitations. The course will be a mixture of classroom lectures and hands-on practical experience using industrial laser systems.

Is this course for you?

  • Do you need to understand laser materials technologies?
  • Do you want to safely operate lasers and their systems?
  • Do you need to understand which laser process configurations are the most widely used and apply appropriately?
  • Do you want to apply process failure modes and effects analysis to process configurations?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then this course is definitely for you.

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 2 Days
Cost £900+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Introduction

Target Audience

Apprentices, graduates and engineering technicians

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide fundamental knowledge of what laser processing is in terms of theory of laser light, laser types, laser systems and laser material interaction
  • Provide an overview of laser safety aspects and how to run a laser system safely
  • Provide an insight into a number of widely applied laser process configurations such as welding, drilling, texturing (amongst others) and associated industrial applications
  • Provide an overview of the laser processing surface integrity considerations including dimensional aspects, surface and subsurface quality and typical defects
  • Provide basic knowledge on how to design and run a laser processing experiment
  • Provide an overview of process failure modes and effects analysis (PFMEA) for specific process configurations

Course Content

Day 1

  1. Introduction to Lasers
  2. Laser Safety
  3. Laser Materials Processing
  4. Lab Demonstration

Day 2

  1. Metrology and Metallurgy for Laser Processing
  2. Laser Materials Processing
  3. Lab demonstration