Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018

12th and 13th of September, Aachen

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Excimer laser system for micro processing

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High-Power USP Lasers for Industry & Research

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Prof. Schleifenbaum is new managing director of the ACAM.

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Awarding of the Innovation Award “Future of Composites in Transportation 2018 by JEC” in Chicago

Prize for the BMBF project HyBriLight

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Steel Innovation Award 2018: The EHLA process wins the 2nd Prize

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Video-Impressions around AKL'18 - International Laser Technology Congress

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Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018

Winner Team: Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH

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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



3D Valley Conference 2017

The 3D Valley Conference from September 25-27, 2018 focuses on industrial applications, shows new developments in processes, integrated process chains and innovative business models in the field of additive manufacturing.
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3D-Printing: Support structures to prevent vibrations in post-processing operations for thin-walled parts

One of the main features of additive manufacturing processes such as 3D-printing is that the complexity of the component shapes it produces, is virtually unlimited. However, high surface quality in metallic components can frequently be achieved only via milling or grinding finishing operations. Milling operations conducted on thin-walled parts in particular often cause vibrations which impact negatively on part accuracy and on machining time. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen will be presenting special-purpose support structures which can eliminate these vibrations in post-processing operations at Farnborough International Airshow from 16 – 22 July 2018.
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“Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP”: Fine Tuning for Surfaces

It’s all about the finishing touches, in the truest sense of the word, for the third time at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on the 12th and 13th of September 2018. After the first two successful conferences on laser polishing, the institute expects more than 70 participants from industry and research to attend the third Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP.
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More functionalities: Microstructuring large surfaces with a UV-laser system

Coherent operates a high-performance excimer laser system for processing large surfaces in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany. Using the short-wave laser system, the partners aim to develop new methods for carefully controlled surface processing. Preparation of CFRP adhesive surfaces is just one example of the numerous potential applications.
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