Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Prof. Constantin Häfner named new Fraunhofer ILT director

Effective November 2019, the renowned laser physicist will succeed Prof. Reinhart Poprawe.

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Laser-drilled filters against the microplastic flood

BMBF project SimConDrill nominated for Green Award 2020

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Fast and reliable fuel cell manufacturing

Registration open for first Laser Colloquium Hydrogen LKH2 on March 18, 2020!

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Process optimization of roll-to-roll production of organic photovoltaic cells

EffiLayers research project

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Compact alexandrite lasers for climate research

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AKL’20 from May 6–8, 2020 in Aachen

With forums on the key topics of process control & AI, Additive Manufacturing and quantum technology – program online registration open!

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New applications for a new generation of ultrafast lasers

Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS

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The international laser community honors photonics visionary
Prof. Reinhart Poprawe

An era is coming to an end: Throughout his professional life, Prof. Reinhart Poprawe shaped technological progress in photonics and specifically built up the next generation of young talent for the industry. Now the laser visionary is retiring in the fall of 2019. At the symposium “Digital Photonic Production and Industrie 4.0 and what it means for education and research” 280 laser experts and companions paid tribute to his work as a professor of laser technology, his services in basic and contract research and in the networking of industry and science. The symposium took place on June 23, 2019 in the run-up to the world's leading trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich.

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.

 

Digitalization

The technology focus digitalization provides services and products for digitalization of manufacturing technologies in the context of efficient and transparent production.

Laser Technology for Your Industry

Laser technology can solve demanding tasks in many different industries. Whether as a tool in automotive production, as measuring equipment in the environmental sector, as a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in medical technology or as a communication medium in space technology, the laser provides multiple uses with high productivity and high efficiency. Thanks to its intensive research and application-specific developments, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has been guiding its industrial partners in developing their innovations for more than 30 years – in the “branches” section you will find further information and a selection from our services.

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

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12.5.2020

Optatec 2020

International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies, Components and Systems
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31.3.2020

analytica

World's Leading Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Analytica Conference
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3.3.2020

JEC World Composites 2020

AZL Joint Stand Hall 5A | Booth D17
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23.1.2020

Cleaning water with laser-drilled filters: SimConDrill project nominated for Green Award

Microplastics enter our wastewater and the environment on a daily basis. Yet wastewater treatment plants struggle to filter out enough of these tiny plastic particles. Fortunately, help is on hand in the form of the SimConDrill research project, which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been funding since 2019. Combining the expertise of five partners from industry and research, the aim of the project is to jointly develop a filter featuring tiny, laser-drilled holes that can remove plastic particles as small as 10 micrometers from wastewater. This remarkable innovation has now been nominated for the prestigious Green Award. Until February 14, 2020, you can vote online at https://greentechfestival.com/en/awards/ to support the project.
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