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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Tailor-made photons for quantum internet

Start of the ICON project "QFC-4-1QID", funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project futureAM at formnext 2019, D51|11

Significant increase in scalability, productivity and quality of AM processes

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Visit our AM experts at formnext 2019: D51|11!

Learn news on topics such as copper LPBF with green and blue laser, Powder Jet Monitor and futureAM - Next Generation Additive Manufacturing.

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3D printing of large components using wire LMD

BMBF project ProLMD at formnext 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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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.

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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15.10.2019

Putting quantum bits into the fiber optic network: Launching the QFC-4-1QID project

Transporting quantum information over long distances with glass fibers and paving the way for the quantum Internet: With this goal in mind, the Dutch research center QuTech and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT launched the ICON project QFC-4-1QID on September 1, 2019. In this long-term strategic partnership between the research institutions, the scientists will be developing quantum frequency converters that will connect quantum processors to fiber optic networks. The new technology will be used in the world's first quantum Internet demonstrator in 2022.
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8.10.2019

Deburring EXPO 2019

Research Pavilion | Hall 1, Booth 319
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8.10.2019

Fraunhofer lighthouse project futureAM at formnext: Metal AM on the verge of a breakthrough

In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,” an alliance of six Fraunhofer institutes shall accelerate 3D printing with metal powder by at least a factor of ten. The first tangible results prove that this is not a dream of the future. The futureAM team will be presenting these results at the joint Fraunhofer booth D51 in Hall 11 during formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.
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1.10.2019

formnext 2019: More productivity thanks to optimized AM processes

The market for additive processes continues to grow by around 20 percent annually and has reached a volume of 10 billion euros. This was reported by the organizer of formnext, the world's leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM) in Frankfurt. In AM, the trend is clearly moving towards greater productivity. Thanks to its new materials, lasers for eMobility and highly efficient 3D coating processes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is providing the right ideas at the right time.
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