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  • The LBF process is particularly suitable for the correction of non-spherical optics in small to medium quantities.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    After having developed laser polishing, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen has now also developed an ablative process for the ultra-precise machining of optics. Laser Beam Figuring (LBF) enables an ablation of less than 5 nm. For the first time, a complete process chain for the laser-based optics production has been made possible.

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  • Fraunhofer ILT has developed an inline measuring system for sophisticated additive laser processes.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    At Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, an inline system for testing, qualifying and adjusting the focused powder jet of the nozzles of laser metal deposition machines has been developed. With this system, nozzles can be certified and the caustic characterized completely. The user can also visualize and monitor the process thanks to the camera module with integrated illumination.

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  • Demonstration: A video at the ILA Berlin Air Show shows how quickly, precisely and efficiently EHLA Laser Material Deposition works.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Volker Lannert.

    At the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show from April 25–29, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is showcasing extreme high-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA): A video documents how for metal components that are highly loaded, EHLA has already proved itself as an alternative to hard chrome plating, which is now allowed only under special conditions.

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  • The OptisCell process is designed for fully automated operation and works without any markers or contact.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    At this year’s analytica trade fair in Munich, three Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting a project from pre-competitive research. Biologists, computer scientists and laser experts have developed a process to analyze and select cells and then examine their protein production. In pharmaceutical research, this will make it possible to develop active ingredients much faster than before.

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  • © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    Du 2 au 4 mai 2018, les membres de la communauté du laser se réuniront pour la douzième fois à l’occasion du congrès AKL’18, organisé à Aix-la-Chapelle. Fabricants, utilisateurs ou « novices » du laser : 77 experts présenteront à ces groupes cibles des exemples innovants concrets issus de l’industrie, ainsi que les tout derniers résultats de la recherche scientifique. Plus de 600 participants venus d’Allemagne et d’ailleurs pourront entre outre assister en direct à 80 présentations consacrées aux techniques laser au sein de l’institut Fraunhofer ILT, dans le plus grand parc de machines laser d’Europe. Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant au congrès AKL’18 sur le site www.lasercongress.org et bénéficiez jusqu’au 9 mars 2018 d’une remise pour inscription anticipée !

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  • © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    From May 2 to 4, the laser community convenes for the 12th time at AKL’18 in Aachen. Laser manufacturers, laser users and laser novices alike will have the chance to see 77 presentations on innovative applications from industry as well as the latest scientific research. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, over 600 participants from Germany and abroad will also be able to experience “Laser Technology Live” in Europe’s largest laser park. Register now for AKL’18 at www.lasercongress.org and take advantage of the early booking discount until March 9, 2018!

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  • Additive Manufacturing of filigree structures.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany/ Klaus D. Wolf.

    In March 2018 everything revolves around the AMable project at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen. The name says it all: AMable was set up to help companies carry out additive manufacturing ideas. The various institutes involved are inviting companies from the AM sector to the AM Stakeholder Workshop on March 20, 2018 with the aim of bringing them on board as “enablers”.

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  • Come Together: Teamwork Achieves Optimum Composite Design

    Press Release of the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT / 14.2.2018

    Multi-material roof bow: At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris this March, Fraunhofer LBF and ILT will use this exhibition piece to demonstrate how costs and process time can be reduced for an automotive component.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris this March, the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF in Darmstadt and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen will be demonstrating how well-coordinated collaboration makes it possible to optimize a hybrid automotive component for series production: Together with their industrial partners, these Fraunhofer institutes have developed a multi-material roof bow as an exhibition piece, which the researchers are looking to present for the first time at a joint booth hosted by the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production AZL, Hall 5/C55.

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  • Come together: pour une construction hybride optimisée

    Communiqué de presse de l´Institut Fraunhofer pour la durabilité des structures et la fiabilité des systèmes LBF et de l´Institut Fraunhofer pour les technologies laser ILT / 14.2.2018

    Multi-material roof bow: At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris this March, Fraunhofer LBF and ILT will use this exhibition piece to demonstrate how costs and process time can be reduced for an automotive component.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    Comment optimiser une pièce automobile hybride de série par le biais d’une collaboration ciblée? C’est ce que démontreront l’Institut Fraunhofer pour la durabilité des structures et la fiabilité des systèmes LBF (Darmstadt) et l’Institut Fraunhofer pour les technologies laser ILT (Aix-la-Chapelle) lors du salon JEC World Composite Show qui aura lieu en mars prochain à Paris: en collaboration avec des partenaires industriels, ces instituts ont développé un arceau de toit multi-matériaux que les chercheurs présenteront en exclusivité sur le stand collectif du Centre pour une construction légère intégrée d’Aix-la-Chapelle AZL, bâtiment 5/C55.

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  • Fully exploiting the possibilities of Industrie 4.0

    Press Release of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT / 6.2.2018

    The goal of the High Performance Center for Networked, Adaptive Production is a completely digitalized and connected manufacturing environment.
    © Fraunhofer IPT | Picture in color and printing quality: www.fraunhofer.de/en/press

    Researchers from three Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institutes are working together in the Fraunhofer High Performance Center for Networked, Adaptive Production to realize the complete connectivity of machines and sensors with the goal of evaluating all recorded production data with intelligent algorithms in real time and flexibly adapting processes accordingly. At the Hannover Messe Preview on February 6 and at the Hannover Messe proper from April 23 to 27, 2018, they will demonstrate what diagnostic and forecasting possibilities this yields for the manufacture of demanding products for various sectors.

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