Tailoring Light in Laser Processing Precision Mould and Die
Abstract: The talk firstly gives an overview of current applications of laser processing techniques for surface texting, structuring and engraving, etc. for precision mould and die. It then introduces the development of a laser deburring process to improve the edge quality of an injection mould tool; the third part of the talk is to introduce a hybrid laser ablation and chemical etching process for manufacturing nature-inspired anisotropic superhydrophobic structures on channels of mould for replication of microfluidics to realize unidirectional droplet transportation. The talk concludes with the future research focus and challenges in laser processing precision and functional mould and die.
Prof. Xichun Luo, Centre of Precision Manufacturing, University of Strathclyde
Xichun Luo is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing and technical director of Centre for Precision Manufacturing (CPM) at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He is a Fellow of the International Society for Nanomanufacturing and an editor for Proceeding of IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Journal of Micromanufacturing and Mechanical Sciences. He is also a member of editorial board for Micromachines, Nanomanufacturing and Metrology and Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering. His research has been founded by the EPSRC, EC, Royal Society and Industry. His research interests include ultra precision machining brittle materials, freeform machining, precision motion control, hybrid micromachining and FIB nanomanufacturing, as evidenced by two books and more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals. He chaired two IEEE International Conferences in Automation and Computing in 2014 and 2015. He won UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2015 Ludwig Mond Prize for his work in the application of digital technology in micro- and nano-manufacturing.