Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH: Prize Winner of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018

Press Release of the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. / 3.5.2018

The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018, initiated by the associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI and provided with 10 000 € prize money, has been conferred to Dr. Axel Luft, Sales Manager Global Automotive at Laserline GmbH on 2nd May 2018 in Aachen´s town hall. Dr. Axel Luft and his team have got the first place in the open prize competition with the innovation “Multi Spot Modules to Improve Joining Processes due to Tailored Spot Geometries”. The jury composed by eight international experts has selected 3 outstanding finalists among the various submitted applications. In the historical ambience of the “Coronation Hall” around 370 guests attended the awarding ceremony.

The winner team of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Dr. Markus Baumann, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Thorge Hammer, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany; Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany (Team-Repräsentant); Meinulf Hinz, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Andreas van Hove, Scansonic IPT GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Andreas Steindl.

The winner team of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Dr. Markus Baumann, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Thorge Hammer, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany; Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany (Team-Repräsentant); Meinulf Hinz, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Andreas van Hove, Scansonic IPT GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

2nd place of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Presenter Annett Möller; Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Chairman of The European Laser Institute ELI e. V.; Dr. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany; Dr. Stephan Brüning, Schepers GmbH, Vreden, Germany; Dr. Manfred Jarczynski, LIMO GmbH, Dortmund, Germany; Dr. Gerald Jenke, Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany (Team Representative); Dr. Daijun Li, Edgewave GmbH, Würselen, Germany; Dr. Ulrich Berners, Chairman of the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Andreas Steindl.

2nd place of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Presenter Annett Möller; Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Chairman of The European Laser Institute ELI e. V.; Dr. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany; Dr. Stephan Brüning, Schepers GmbH, Vreden, Germany; Dr. Manfred Jarczynski, LIMO GmbH, Dortmund, Germany; Dr. Gerald Jenke, Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany (Team Representative); Dr. Daijun Li, Edgewave GmbH, Würselen, Germany; Dr. Ulrich Berners, Chairman of the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V.

3rd place of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Presenter Annett Möller; Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Chairman of The European Laser Institute ELI e. V.; M. Sc. Eng. Alejandro Bárcena, Talens Systems S.L. Etxe-Tar Group, Elgoibar, Spain (Team Representative); Juan Isaza, Talens Systems S.L. Etxe-Tar Group, Elgoibar, Spain; Dr. Ulrich Berners, Chairman of the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Andreas Steindl.

3rd place of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2018 (l.t.r): Presenter Annett Möller; Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Chairman of The European Laser Institute ELI e. V.; M. Sc. Eng. Alejandro Bárcena, Talens Systems S.L. Etxe-Tar Group, Elgoibar, Spain (Team Representative); Juan Isaza, Talens Systems S.L. Etxe-Tar Group, Elgoibar, Spain; Dr. Ulrich Berners, Chairman of the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V.