Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Dr. Constantin Häfner named new Fraunhofer ILT director

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

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Integrated functionalities:

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project “Go Beyond 4.0”

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Deburring EXPO: Trends on Laser Polishing

October 8-10, 2019, Karlsruhe (Germany)

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Efficient coating of brake discs with EHLA

Visit us at this year’s IAA international motor show in Frankfurt, September 10-13, 2019

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Artficial intelligence in laser technology

“AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 & 7 in Aachen!

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“AKL – International Laser Technology Congress”

Europe's leading forum for applied laser technology in production: AKL’20 in Aachen, Germany. Save the Date: May 6–8, 2020!

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Fraunhofer: What’s next?

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 Review

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Laser community honors Prof. Reinhart Poprawe for his life's work

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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

Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-0
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8.10.2019

Deburring EXPO 2019

Research Pavilion | Hall 1, Booth 319
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18.9.2019

Individualization of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project “Go Beyond 4.0”

Six Fraunhofer institutes have demonstrated the individualization of single products in mass production environments by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies. This substantial progress provides completely new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings.
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16.9.2019

Dr. Constantin Häfner named new Fraunhofer ILT director

Effective November 2019, renowned laser physicist Dr. Constantin Häfner will be taking on the Directorship of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. He is currently Program Director for Advanced Photon Technologies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where he has led the development of the world’s most powerful laser systems.
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12.9.2019

Deburring EXPO: Finishing sheet edges and functional surfaces with the laser

At Deburring EXPO, the leading trade fair for deburring technology and precision surfaces in Karlsruhe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting current developments in the field of laser deburring and polishing from October 8 to 10, 2019. The focus is on laser polishing for tribologically stressed surfaces, sealing surfaces and laser deburring of sheet edges.
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