2 February 2022

Low-Carbon Laser Manufacturing

  • Sector: Green Economy
  • Location: Webinar
  • Attendees: All welcome






Sponsored by





Chair: Lewis Jones, Loughborough University

Laser manufacturing in industry has a challenging future ahead as we see the need to implement strategies to reach net zero by 2050.  

At present the transition to net zero manufacturing is optional, but this is rapidly becoming essential.

Companies need to pursue innovations in manufacturing technology while developing their knowledge and capability to compete in net zero and low carbon manufacturing. This requires companies to innovate under low carbon manufacturing.

Join us to discuss sustainable manufacturing and the innovations we have been working on at Manchester and Loughborough in laser cleaning and welding and to understand how to model and reduce energy consumption and Scope 2 emissions while maximising productivity. Scope 2 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions for the energy used by organisations. Companies have to quantify, aggregate and reduce Scope 1 and 2 (direct and indirect) emissions for net zero manufacturing.

Research undertaken by The University of Manchester together with Loughborough University and other partners will be presented in this sponsored webinar.


Objectives and workshop learning outcomes

  1. To provide a methodology for analysing the energy consumption and carbon emissions for laser material processing.
  2. To provide participants with key innovations in laser cleaning and welding and ideas for rapid processing with reduced energy consumption and emissions.
  3. To road test and seek stakeholder input on the energy and emissions modelling framework.



14:00 - 14:10    Lewis Jones (Loughborough University)
Chair Introduction to session and online poll

14:10 - 14:15    Lin Li (University of Manchester)
Welcome from Professor of Laser Material Processing

14:15 - 14:25   Paul Mativenga (University of Manchester) 
How to make manufacturing sustainable in a net zero economy 

14:25 - 14:35    Nick Goffin (Loughborough University)
Understanding your laser system: ways to improve energy efficiency

14:35 - 14:45    Jinglei Ouyang (University of Manchester)
Innovations in laser cleaning and how to model and reduce energy and emissions             

14:45 - 14:55     John Tyrer (Loughborough University)
Laser safety in a net zero context

14:55 - 15:05    Jinglei Ouyang/Paul Mativenga (University of Manchester)
Reusing cutting tools in a circular economy: lifecycle assessment and the role of laser cleaning

15:05 - 15:15     Elliot Woolley (Loughborough University)
Discussion: Concluding poll and questions

15:15 - 15:20     Lewis Jones (Loughborough University)
Closing comments


Funding and research for this event has been made possible by the EPSRC; grant number EP/S018190/1 "Research on the theory and key technology of laser processing and system optimisation for low carbon manufacturing (LASER-BEAMS)".

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