Laser process simulation available as app for first time
Press Release from Nov 19, 2015
In laser material processing, the simulation of processes has made great strides over the past few years. Today, the software can predict relatively well what will happen on the workpiece. Unfortunately, it is also highly complex and requires a lot of computing time. Thanks to clever simplification, experts from Fraunhofer ILT are now able to offer the first-ever simulation software that calculates processes in real time and also runs on tablet computers and smartphones. The fast software enables users to do without expensive experiments and to find optimum process parameters even more effectively.
Three Young Researchers Honored with Hugo Geiger Prizes
Press Release of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft from Nov 18, 2015
At the Munich Science Days, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, along with the Free
State of Bavaria, was honoring three young scientists with the Hugo Geiger
Prize on 16 November. Commended are theses on energy-efficient
semiconductors, powerful diode lasers and new substances for sharper
Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen launch R&D center for turbomachinery manufacturing
Press Release of the Fraunhofer IPT and ILT from Nov 18, 2015
On October 28, 2015, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT
and Laser Technology ILT, and RWTH Aachen University’s Laboratory for
Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) and Chair for Laser
Technology (LLT) launched the International Center for Turbomachinery
Manufacturing (ICTM) in Aachen together with 19 renowned industrial
partners. The center’s activities will focus on research relating to the repair and
manufacturing of turbomachines.
LIMBO: Innovative joining technology for temperature-sensitive components
Press Release Oct 03, 2015
This November, the Experts of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
will be presentinga pioneering novelty at productronica 2015, the world's
leading trade fair for electronics development and production.They are focusing
on a totally new laser-based joining technique that will provide plenty of
momentum to the electronics production industry.
Battery Production: Laser Light instead of Oven-Drying and Vacuum Technology
Press Release Oct 02, 2015
At the exhibition BATTERY + STORAGE as part of WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2015 in Stuttgart, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT and for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS will be showing how laser technology can be used to manufacture batteries both cost- and energy-efficiently.
ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing – Bundled Know-how at the RWTH Aachen Campus
Press Release Oct 01, 2015
The Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT and for Laser Technology ILT founded the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing along with partners from science. The new Center aims to help manufacturing companies – from large concerns via medium-sized companies down to small enterprises – employ the additive manufacturing method usefully and profitably for their production processes.
AKL’16 from April 27 - 29, 2016 - Save the Date!
Press Release Sep 14, 2015
International Laser Technology Congress AKL’16:
Electromobility: Laser-Based Processes for Lightweight Battery Packs
Press Release Sep 08, 2015
By continuing to develop the electrification of powertrains, researchers are looking to the future of mobility in economic and environmental terms: indeed, electric mobility – based on renewable energy – provides valuable solutions for the automotive industry as it implements climate change objectives, in particular, reducing CO2 emissions. Thanks to lightweight materials, the weight of the vehicles can be reduced significantly, thus increasing their operating distance. Within the framework of the joint project »Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility II«, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed processes for the production of lightweight battery packs that significantly contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Bio-fabrication of Artificial Blood Vessels with Laser Light
Press Release Aug 28, 2015
Thanks to the development of an artificial, three-layered perfused skin model, the EU research project ArtiVasc 3D is advancing into uncharted territories. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed a 3D printing process for the production of artificial blood vessels out of innovative materials. They have created the foundation to cultivate a full-thickness skin model to a much greater layer thicknesses than previously possible. At the project’s closing event at Fraunhofer ILT from October 28 to 29, 2015, the ArtiVasc 3D researchers will present their findings in detail.
Topping-out ceremony for Photonics Cluster, an emblematic site for exchange between science and business
Press release of the Landmarken AG from Aug 26, 2015
Aachen, August 26, 2015. The setting could not have been more apt: joined by
numerous guests, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, RWTH Aachen
Campus GmbH, and ante4c GmbH – who partnered with Landmarken AG as project
developer – today celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the first construction phase
of the Photonics Cluster on the RWTH Aachen Campus. The celebration took place in
the building’s light-flooded atrium, a place of encounters, communication, and the
exchange of knowledge. In his welcome address, Landmarken director Jens Kreiterling
described the atrium as an effective symbol of the cluster principle at the RWTH
Aachen Campus, where business and science come together, interact, and crossfertilize.