Associated Chairs at RWTH Aachen University

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Main Building and Super C of RWTH Aachen

We collaborate with various chairs and research departments at RWTH Aachen University, one of Europe’s leading technical universities. This close collaboration provides us with access to a broad base of fundamental knowledge.

Chair for Laser Technology LLT

As part of the RWTH Aachen University, the Chair for Laser Technology has been active since 1985 in the application-based research and development of the following fields: integrated optics, integrative production, ablation – modification – diagnosis (AMD), as well as drilling and generative procedures. In the focus of its activities in integrated optics, it investigates how high-power diode lasers can be integrated with wave guides and beam-forming optical components and develops innovative, integrated power lasers. The integration of optical technologies in production and the production of optical systems form an essential component of the cluster for excellence »Integrative Production Technologies for High-Wage Countries«.

Chair for Technology of Optical Systems TOS

With the Chair for the Technology of Optical Systems, the RWTH Aachen University has taken account for the growing significance of highly developed optical systems in production, in the sector of information technology and in the life sciences. The research focuses on developing and integrating optical components and systems for laser beam sources and industrial laser plants.

Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP

The research and development activities of the chair of Digital Additive Production DAP are realized in close collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. The chair investigates fundamental interrelations of the Additive Manufacturing process from part design to the process itself and later operational characteristics of the build part. In addition, associated processes such as quality management, the modeling and description of the digital process chain and efficient factory design are further focal points of research and development.

Chair for Non-linear Dynamics of Laser Processing NLD

The Chair for Non-linear Dynamics of Laser Processing was founded in 2005 and researches the foundations of optical technologies with an emphasis on modeling and simulation.