Conference  /  October 12, 2022  -  October 13, 2022, On both days from 13:30 to 16:45 (MEST).

5th Conference on Laser Polishing LaP 2022

In the last two years, laser polishing of optics made of glass, but also of tools and mechanical parts made of metals, for example, has been intensively investigated gaining further interesting results. Therefore, the interest of the scientific and industrial communities in this new technology is constantly growing. There is clearly a significant demand for a cost-effective, automated finishing process as a viable alternative to conventional abrasive methods.

The conference aims to present scientific and application-related results on laser polishing, to bring together the people working all over the world on laser polishing and to promote and stimulate discussions and new scientific cooperation.

With 70 to 80 participants each time from various industrial and scientific sectors the LaP has established itself as a key conference on laser polishing. The 4th Conference on Laser Polishing LaP 2020 was the first LaP to take place online. Due to the uncertain situation with unclear possibilities for international travels, we have decided to organize the LaP 2022 as an online conference as well. Nevertheless, speakers are invited to come to Aachen to present their results together with the other speakers. But online presentations are also welcome.

The LaP 2022 will be held from October 12 to 13, 2022 from 13:00 to 17:00 (MEST). To allow people from Asia as well as America to participate, the conference will take place on both days in the afternoon European time (early morning in America, late afternoon in Asia).

Main Topics

  • Laser polishing of metals (e. g. functional surfaces, mechanical properties, additive manufactured parts)
  • Laser polishing of glass and laser-based processes for manufacturing optical surfaces
  • Laser polishing of other materials such as plastics
  • Laser deburring
  • Further related topics (e. g. metrology and process control)


Registration is now open!