Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

LASER World of PHOTONICS China 2019

When the laser drills, cuts and coats…

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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 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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Integrating One’s Sights on the Factor of 10: “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing”

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Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018

awarded to research team from Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen University

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“TwoCure”: the New Dimension in Resin-Based 3D Printing

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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

Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-0
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Deburring EXPO 2019

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

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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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UKP 2019

The 5th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology will focus on processes and systems that can help companies capitalize on the full range of laser performance, such as high speed scanning or suitable beam shaping. Interesting presentations will provide valuable know-how about selecting the right laser source or individually modifying the laser beam profile in time and space in order to have optimal process conditions. Furthermore, experts will discuss how to push the boundaries of today’s ultrafast laser process engineering.
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