Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Macroprocessing with USP Lasers

Review on the “5th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology” in Aachen

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3D Printing for Automotive Series Production

Start of the BMBF research project IDAM

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Laser Technology for electric racing cars. Visit us at LASER World of Photonics A2.431!

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EU Project "ADIR"

Recovery of recyclable materials from electronic components. Demo-Day: May, 17, 2019.

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Hannover Fair 2019

Visit us from April 1 to 5 in Hall 6, A30!

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Multibeam Technology

12,000 holes per second - learn more at the “5th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology“ in Aachen!

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Producing polymer structures fast & precisely

Launch of the EFRE project HoPro-3D

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Making ultrafast lasers faster

- EU-funded Multiflex-project started

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New Laser Beams for Glass Processing

“5th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology“:
April 10 to 11, 2019 in Aachen.

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"AutoAdd" project

Additive mass production possible in the automotive industry

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Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018

awarded to research team from Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen University

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5th UKP-Workshop 2019 – Save the Date!

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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.

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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Deburring EXPO 2019

Fraunhofer Joint Stand - Hall 1 | 218/319
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Honorary Symposium

Target of the ICTM Conference is to speed up technological innovations and transfer them to industrial applications. It will employ the full technology portfolio of all of its institutes to provide excellent R&D for turbomachinery manufacturing.
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USP Lasers Conquer Macroprocessing

Ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers have become firmly established in science and micromachining. At this year's “UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology” in Aachen, a new trend has emerged: Macroprocessing. Since multi-100-watt USP lasers up into the kW range have become available, the industry is looking at them with great interest for large-area applications. For this purpose, the institute is developing the complete process chain right through to fully digitized processes.
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BMBF research project IDAM: Network puts metallic 3D printing on track for automotive series production

It was a start with far-reaching appeal: On March 27, 2019, the joint project IDAM held its kick-off meeting in Munich, which was intended to pave the way for Additive Manufacturing to enter automotive series production. Specifically, the project partners – consisting of SMEs, large companies and research institutions – will transfer metallic 3D printing into an industrialized and highly automated series process in the automotive industry for the first time. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP of RWTH Aachen University are supporting the project through their many years of experience in the field of additive manufacturing technologies.
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