Frankfurt  /  09/10/2019  -  09/13/2019


Dates / Show Hours

Press Day:
Tuesday, September 10 & Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Trade visitor days:
Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, 2019 - 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.



Public days without participation of Fraunhofer:
Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Laser-printed Coatings against Wear and Corrosion & Sensors and Conductive Tracks for Automotive

© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen

In recent years, the demands placed on the chemical, mechanical and electronic performance of components have increased extensively in many industries. Thus, they can often no longer be met by the components’ specifications alone. Printed and laser-treated coatings are used to support the parts in meeting the demands.



At the IAA in Frankfurt, experts from the Fraunhofer ILT in Aachen will be demonstrating the role of lasers in this process.

Highlights include

wear and corrosion resistant coatings on disc brakes

conductive tracks integrated on car doors as well as on and in FRP components

directly printed strain gauge sensors

locally gold-plated electrical contacts

3D printed functional parts

further applications for automotive components


Find more information on laser material deposition here.

Find more information on thin film processing here.