Fraunhofer ILT, Photonics Cluster, Centers

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Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project Go Beyond 4.0 - 
Digital Manufacturing revolutionizes Mass Production

Innovating Mass Production by Digital Print and Laser Technologies

The lighthouse project Go Beyond 4.0 pursues the objective to provide new technologies for the mass production of individualized products. Specifically, this means the integration of digital printing and laser technologies into industry 4.0 production environments which are currently installed.

To meet these objectives, excellent expertises of six leading Fraunhofer Institutes are teamed up. The team consists of Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz (project leader), Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Dresden and Chemnitz, tapping on additional competences of several Fraunhofer Groups: Microelectronics, Production, MATERIALS and Light & Surfaces.

AKL’18 – International Laser Technology Congress

In this video you will find impressions around the AKL'18 as well as voices of some participants. Have a look and get to know us or review the three days in Aachen with over 660 participants!

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Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018
for the EHLA Team

On the occasion of the award ceremony for the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis on September 21, 2018, the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung presented an image film portraying the scientists Dr. Andres Gasser, Thomas Schopphoven and Gerhard Maria Backes. Also the Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA) process is presented in the video.

Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production

With its partner institutes active in various fields of lightweight production technology (750 scientists and 1,100 graduate assistants) on the RWTH Aachen Campus, AZL regroups all the required know-how to help the composites industry develop tomorrow’s lightweight production technology. The institutes’ knowledge covers the fields of textiles (ITA), plastics and composite materials (IKV), production technology (WZL, ISF, Fraunhofer IPT and Fraunhofer ILT), quality assurance and production-integrated measurement technology (WZL), lightweight design (SLA) and automotive production (IKA).

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