Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

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Atomic precision

Technologies for the next-but-one generation of microchips

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Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016

Dr. Ir. Armand Pruijmboom, Philips GmbH Photonics Aachen: Prize Winner of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016

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SLM with optimized processing technique and new materials

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Special Exhibit »LIGHT«

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Our Technology Focus

 

Lasers and Optics

This technology field focuses on developing innovative laser beam sources and high quality optical components and systems.

 

Laser Material Processing

Among the many manufacturing processes in the technology field Laser Materials Processing, cutting and joining in micro and macro technology as well as surface processes count among its most important.

 

Medical Technology and Biophotonics

Together with partners from the Life Sciences, the technology field Medical Technology and Biophotonics opens up new areas of applications for lasers in therapy and diagnostics as well as in microscopy and analytics.

 

Laser Measurement Technology and EUV Technology

The focus of the technology field Laser Measurement Technology and EUV Technology lies in manufacturing measurement technology, materials analysis, identification and analysis technology in the areas of recycling and raw materials, measurement and test engineering for environment and security, as well as the use of EUV technology.

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-0
Fax +49 241 8906-121

 

18 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Using ultrashort pulsed laser radiation to structure fiberreinforced components and remove their coatings

Composite materials made of glass or carbon fibers are characterized by their low specific weight and outstanding mechanical characteristics. Fiber-reinforced components are already being successfully processed today in industrial mass production. Although the material does have limitations regarding the manufacturing processes that can be used, these can be overcome through the clever use of laser processes.

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06 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Modular Prototype Production with Lasers Enables Faster Gas Turbine Development

The long lead time of turbine blades and vanes presents a big challenge to the validation of new part designs in engine tests. Conventional vane production through casting is unsuited for the fast iteration cycles required today in the development of hot path components. In a joint project, Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have now developed a faster production process based on selective laser melting (SLM). Components are manufactured in a modular way in the new process chain, resulting in additional benefits.

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25 May 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Aachen Center for 3D Printing at RapidTech 2016: Additive Manufacturing Processes for Medium-Size Companies

Over the last several years, RapidTech in Erfurt has become a major venue for German users of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The Aachen Center for 3D Printing is represented at Booth 925 in Hall 22, along with a double-decker bus from Aachen University of Applied Sciences, to offer exciting ideas for industrial users.

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24 May 2016 09:45:00 GMT

Atomic precision: technologies for the next-but-one generation of microchips

In the Beyond EUV project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena are developing key technologies for the manufacture of a new generation of microchips using EUV radiation at a wavelength of 6.7 nm. The resulting structures are barely thicker than single atoms, and they make it possible to produce extremely integrated circuits for such items as wearables or mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.

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