Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018

Winner Team: Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH

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AKL´18 – We look back!

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Quantum Technology for Advanced Imaging – Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT

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Prof. Reinhart Poprawe Receives the “Peter M. Baker Leadership Award”

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EHLA Process Was Awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017

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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

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52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-0
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AKL’18: Lasers Conquer Large-Scale Manufacturing

Visitors to this year’s AKL – International Laser Technology Congress in Aachen, Germany, had the unique chance to see where industrial laser technology stands today and where it will be tomorrow. The congress delivered the full picture of current technologies, from advanced laser sources and new process technologies to a wide range of applications such as Additive Manufacturing or even Quantum Sensing. To research such future topics, several projects have been started, and a whole new “I³ – Integrated Interdisciplinary Institute” has been inaugurated.

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Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH: Prize Winner of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018

The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018, initiated by the associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI and provided with 10 000 € prize money, has been conferred to Dr. Axel Luft, Sales Manager Global Automotive at Laserline GmbH on 2nd May 2018 in Aachen´s town hall. Dr. Axel Luft and his team have got the first place in the open prize competition with the innovation “Multi Spot Modules to Improve Joining Processes due to Tailored Spot Geometries”. The jury composed by eight international experts has selected 3 outstanding finalists among the various submitted applications. In the historical ambience of the “Coronation Hall” around 370 guests attended the awarding ceremony.

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Quantum Technology for Advanced Imaging – QUILT

Selected preparation, control and use of individual photons and quantum states for modern applications – in October 2017, six Fraunhofer Institutes launched a new lighthouse project: QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions). The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have begun to develop robust, marketable photon sources for imaging processes based on quantum technology. Conceivable areas of application can be found in medical or measuring technology, in which new areas of the electromagnetic spectrum can be tapped and the limits of imaging extended.

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SLT 2018

Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum

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