Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

AKL’20: Opening of the Battery Lab during “Laser Technology Live”

More than 90 demonstrations | May 7, 2020

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Laser variety for lightweight composites

JEC World 2020, 3 to 5 March in Paris – hall 5A | L97

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Laser drilled filters against the microplastic flood

BMBF project SimConDrill nominated for Green Award 2020

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CFRP component manufacturing with USP laser

Highly productive, automated, tailor-made and just-in-time

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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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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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Prof. Constantin Häfner named new Fraunhofer ILT director

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

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AKL´20 – International Laser Technology Congress

For the 13th time, laser manufacturers and laser users from various branches will meet at the biannual International Laser Technology Congress AKL form May 68, 2020. Featuring 600 participants, 80 speakers and over 50 sponsors, the AKL has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. Supporting organizations include European Commission, European Photonics Consortium EPIC, the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V., European Laser Institute, OptecNet as well as industrial associations such as SPECTARIS, VDA, VDMA and VDI.

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.



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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52074 Aachen

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Optatec 2020

Hall 3.1 | Booth 504
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Hannover Messe 2020

Fraunhofer Joint Stand | Hall 16 | Booth C18
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Hall A1 | Booth 526
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JEC World Composites 2020

AZL Joint Stand Hall 5A | Booth D17
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