Shanghai, China  /  03/14/2018  -  03/16/2018


An example of helical optics: Cutting microgears in sapphire glass for luxury watches.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
An example of helical optics: Cutting microgears in sapphire glass for luxury watches.

With more than 400 employees the Fraunhofer ILT in Aachen counts among the leading contract research and development institutions in the field. For around 30 years now, Fraunhofer experts have been developing and optimizing laser beam sources and laser processes for use in areas such as production, medical and measuring technologies, energy and the environment.

  • TOP Issue: Material Ablation using Ultrashort Pulsed Laser
    • Structuring of embossing tools
    • Roll to Roll production of organic solar cells
    • Processing of Thin Film Batteries
    • Processing of CFRPs
  • TOP Issue: New Helical Drilling Optics with Smart Sensor Systems and Automated Adjustment
    • High precision machining of metals, chemically strengthened glass, sapphire, semiconductors and ceramics
    • Drilling and cutting of micro structures with adjustable taper
    • Intelligent Software and self-adjustment procedures to enable easy operation on the system
  • TOP Issue: Multi-beam Laser Processing
    • Designed for use with ultrashort pulsed lasers
    • Splitting of the laser beam allows creating several hundred structures per second
    • Spatial Light Modulators allow flexible beam shaping
    • Potential applications: Traditional surface structuring, drilling, cutting and many more
  • TOP Issue: Laserfact Combi-Head 
    • Flexible and cost-efficient cutting and welding with a single head in one machine
    • Integrated process chain of edge preparation, component measurement, high precision joining and final cut-outs
    • Proven in harsh industrial environment such as coil-lines as well as for high-value metal assemblies
    • New features for flexible and rapid manufacturing in progress
  • TOP Issue: Laser Metal Deposition and Cladding
    • Ideal tool for repair and surface protection
    • Allows high diversity of additive materials
    • Thin layers allow coating of sensitive surfaces
    • Proven in near-net-shape repairing and manufacturing of turbine components

13th International Laser Processing and Systems Conference (LPC 2018)

March 14-15, 2018

Venue: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai,
Ballroom, 6th Floor,
Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

General Chairs

  • Prof. Youliang Wang, Chinese Optical Society - Laser Processing Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen,Germany

March 14, 2018 - Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, Room 6F Himalayas | Opening Ceremony/Plenary Session

13.30 - 14.00 Plenary: Digital Photonic Production along the lines of Industry 4.0, Prof. Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer ILT


March 15, 2018 - Shanghai New International Expo Center Room W2-M9
Conference 2 | Advanced Laser Processing Technologies and Applications

14.40 - 15.00 Invited: Ultra-flexible High Precision 5 axis Surface Structuring using Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Sources for Functional Surfaces, Frank Zibner, Fraunhofer ILT

15.00 - 15.20 Ultra-high Quality Spiral Drilling and Helical Cutting with Beam Profile Independency within the Industrial Manufacturing, Chao He, Fraunhofer ILT

15.20 - 15.40 Applications, Performance and Limitations of Multi-beam Processing in Parallel Based on Diffractive Optics, Patrick Gretzki, Fraunhofer ILT

LPC2018 Program