Program

Conference overview AKL'24

FORUM - Functional Surfaces by laser processing on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Tribology, wear and corrosion protection

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Functional surfaces by laser processing - a process overview

Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

Modern solutions for modern manufacturing - Using laser material deposition to manufacture, repair and enhance complex parts

Dr. Gentry Wood, Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding, Leduc (CAN)

11:00 - 11:30

Applications and use cases for functional surfaces by Extreme High Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA)

Josh Barras, TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire) Ltd, Catcliffe (UK)

11:30 - 12:00

Laser processes for improving tribological properties

Dr. Thomas Kiedrowski, Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Electronic layers

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Laser systems for energy-efficient drying of battery electrodes

Dr. Simon Britten, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laser annealing for semiconductor production

Dr. Michael Grimm, 3D-Micromac AG, Chemnitz (D)

15:00 - 15:30

LIFT for electronic layers

Dr. Ralph Domnick, Ara-Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, Nordhorn (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical surfaces

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

An overview of laser-based optics manufacturing

Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

New developments in Selective Laser Etching (SLE) for photonic applications

Kaushik Budhelyia, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

Gerd Herziger Session on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Impact of digitalization and AI on value creation and business models in laser technology

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Opening speech

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Digitalization and AI - How are digitalization and AI changing business models and value creation in laser technology?

Dr. Hagen Zimer, Member of the Management Board and CEO Laser Technology, TRUMPF SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

Dr. Christopher Dorman, Executive Vice President, Lasers Business, Coherent, Glasgow (UK)

Dr. Christoph Rüttimann, CTO Bystronic Group, Niederönz (CH)

09:30 - 10:40

Panel discussion with the speakers and Prof. Constantin Häfner

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitization in Photonic Production

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:10 - 11:35

Data analytics/AI ? Rocket science or just standard? Examples and outlook

Werner Reichelt, Head of Sales Digital Business, Festo SE & Co. KG, Esslingen (D)

11:35 - 12:00

Status quo and perspectives of AI usage in laser beam joining of e-mobility components at Audi AG

Dr. Jan-Philipp Weberpals, Subject Specialist Laser Beam Processes for Car Body Construction and Electromobility, Audi AG, Neckarsulm (D)

12:00 - 12:25

Application of AI for smart design of optical systems used in laser material processing

Prof. Carlo Holly, Head of Chair, RWTH University Aachen - Chair TOS, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Additive Manufacturing on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Powder Bed Fusion LPBF

Chairman: Tim Lantzsch, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Additive Manufacturing for sustainable tooling applications

Dr. Stefan Leuders, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH, Düsseldorf (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High power laser technology for Area Printing® - A scalable powderbed metal Additive Manufacturing method

Dr. Andrew Bayramian, Seurat Technologies Inc., Wilmington (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Status Quo and perspectives of AM for series production in the aerospace industry

Frank Rethmann, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical Systems on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Optical systems & beam shaping

Chairman: Dr. Martin Traub, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

The shape of things to come: All-fiber kW beam shaping for high-productivity industrial processing

Dr. Andrea Braglia, nLIGHT Europe, Torino (I)

14:30 - 15:00

Fast and adaptive beam steering with cascaded scan systems

Dr. Holger Schlüter, Scanlab GmbH, München (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Complex freeform surfaces: Design & manufacture of low loss beam shapers for high power laser applications

Dr. Stephen Kidd, PowerPhotonic Ltd., Dalgety Bay (UK)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser Beam Sources from Thu, 2024-04-18 until Fri, 2024-04-19

Thursday, 2024-04-18

Solid State and Fiber Lasers

Chairman: Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Achieving the fiber laser stability at atom trap wavelengths

Thorge Holm, NKT Photonics Technology GmbH, Köln (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High-power laser source with Coherent Beam Combining and dynamic beam shaping for welding applications

Dr. Robert Bernhard, Civan Lasers Europe GmbH, Hannover (D)

15:00 - 15:30

2 µm fiber lasers for innovative applications

Dr. Peter Fuhrberg, Futonics Laser GmbH, Katlenburg-Lindau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition


Friday, 2024-04-19

Ultrashort-pulse lasers

Chairman: Dr. Peter Rußbüldt, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Ultrashort-pulse lasers for processing with atypical wavelengths

Dr. Martynas Barkauskas, Light Conversion, Vilnius (LT)

09:00 - 09:30

Industrial 1kW/10mJ UKP-Laser

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Making ultrashort pulses shorter with multipass cells

Prof. Oleg Pronin, n2-Photonics GmbH, Hamburg (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Lasers with tailormade wavelength

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High energy UV lasers for display and green energy applications

Dr. Robin Rammelsberg, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Frequency-converted lasers for applications in the manufacturing industry

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

12:00 - 12:30

New pulsed 3 µm laser beam source - potential for revolution in plastic surface processing?

Edwin Büchter, Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, Herzogenrath (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Diode lasers

Chairman: Dr. Sarah Klein, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Performance and power scaling of blue diode lasers

Dr. Matthias Ackermann, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Advanced VCSELs and new applications in heating and drying

Dr. Holger Mönch, TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH, Ulm (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Advances in laser diode pumps - pioneering high-energy DPSSLs for the petawatt regime

Dr. Steve Patterson, Leonardo Electronics US Inc., Tucson (USA)

Cutting & Joining on Friday, 2024-04-19

Cutting

Chairman: Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

High-speed Laser Blanking - Higher productivity with a new concept

Hasan Sarac, Automatic-Systeme Dreher GmbH, Sulz am Neckar (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Remote operation for laser cutting - The path to autonomy

Benedikt Braig, TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laser cutting for E-mobility

Dr. Frank Schneider, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Welding

Chairman: Dr. André Häusler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Next generation tactile laser welding and brazing - Innovation of a proven laser processing head technology

Norbert Höppe, Abicor Binzel Laser Systems, Buseck (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Process improvement through innovative beam shaping in laser welding

Gwenn Pallier, CAILABS, Rennes (F)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser meets synchrotron - Visualizing and understanding process dynamics in laser beam welding

Christoph Spurk, RWTH Aachen University - LLT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Joining of plastics & transparent materials

Chairman: Maximilian Brosda, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Welding of glass by USP lasers for electronics, semiconductors, and medical applications

Dr. Jens Gottmann, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Machine concept for laser welding of plastics in flexible production scenarios

Manuel Sieben, PolyMerge GmbH, Geretsried (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser-based bonding of conducting metal path on thermoplastic textiles for smart textiles applications

Friederike Brackmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Surface Technology on Friday, 2024-04-19

Laser Material Deposition

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Light as eyes and as tools - High productivity and high resolution Laser Material Deposition

Hiroyuki Nagasaka, Nikon Corp., Kumagaya Saitama (JPN)

09:00 - 09:30

5-axis LMD at high speed - Challenges & applications

Dr. Johannes Finger, IIC-AM GmbH, Makino Asia Pte Ltd, Aachen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laserscanning combined with hybrid repair in molding tools

Thomas Hauke, DMG MORI Ultrasonic Lasertec GmbH, Stipshausen (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Microstructuring

Chairman: Dr. Dennis Haasler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High speed wafer grooving with UV-USP-lasers (wafer scribing)

Dr. Kees Biesheuvel, ASMPT Laser Separation International (ALSI) B.V., Beuningen, (NL)

11:30 - 12:00

Unlocking nature's self-cleaning on PV panels through large-scale laser functionalization

Dr. Tim Kunze, Fusion Bionic GmbH, Dresden (D)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser material processing in the electronic consumables sector

Dr. Stefan Janssen, LG Electronics, Inc., Pyeongtaek (KOR)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Polishing & thin film processing

Chairman: Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laserprocesses in thin film technology: Applications and opportunities

Samuel Fink, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Using AI to automate and accelerate process parameter development for laser polishing of metals

Sven Linden, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Pulsed laser deposition in mass production for high-TC superconductor coatings

Dr. Ralph Delmdahl, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

FORUM - Digitalization & AI in photonic production on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 1

Chairman: Prof. Carlo Holly, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Cooperation as a success factor ? Integrating the digital ecosystems of users and laser manufacturers

Michael Lebrecht, Mercedes-Benz AG, Sindelfingen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

OEE (Overall Equipment Effetivenss) increase through digital networked manufacturing systems in laser material processing

Marco Holzer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Hey Siri! What is the quality of this laser weld?

Dr. Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec Optronik GmbH, Neu-Isenburg (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Quo vadis Additive Manufacturing? - Increase vertical market integration through digital production

Dr. Simon Höges, GKN Additive, Bonn (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 2

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Automated non-destructive testing in battery production using laser-based excitation and detection of ultrasound

Dr. Wolfgang Rohringer, XARION Laser Acoustics GmbH, Wien (AT)

14:30 - 15:00

Implementation of an AI-based process monitoring system to save on downstream quality assurance

Dr. Michael Ungers, Scansonic MI GmbH, Berlin (D)

15:00 - 15:30

AI for laser welding: Where are the limitations?

Thibault Bautze-Scherff, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, Garching (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 3

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Safe brake disk production with digital sensor technology

Stefan Mann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Sensors and Data Fusion for Optimized Process Monitoring in any Laser Application

Christoph Franz, 4D Photonics GmbH, Isernhagen (D)

FORUM - Quantum Technology & Photonics on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Quantum Technology & Photonics

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

DLR Quantum Computing Initiative - Shaping the Quantum Computing Ecosystem

Dr. Karla Loida, DLR Quantencomputing Initiative, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), Köln (D)

10:30 - 11:00

MAGIC Quantum Computers

Dr. Michael Johanning, eleQtron GmbH, Siegen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

QRydDemo - A quantum computer demonstrator based on neutral atoms

Dr. Florian Meinert, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Photonic Quantum Computing: superiority by excellent scaling capabilities

Dr. Stefan Hengesbach, QuiX Quantum B.V., Enschede (NL)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 2

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Quantum network demonstrations inside the lab and on metropolitan scale

Prof. Ronald Hanson, QuTech, Delft (NL)

14:30 - 15:00

Practical distribution of useful entanglement across New York City

Dr. Mehdi Namazi, Qunnect, Inc., New York (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Application scenarios of quantum technology at Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Marc Geitz, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Berlin (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 3

16:30 - 17:00

Low-noise quantum frequency converters for the quantum internet

Fabian Geus, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Enabling quantum technologies through scalable single photon detector solutions

Dr. Alexander Eich, Pixel Photonics, Münster (D)

Medical Technology on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser systems for medical applications

Chairman: Dr. Achim Lenenbach, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Minimally invasive laser surgery in cancer therapy

Dr. Karsten Sassenscheid, KLS Martin SE & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Femtosecond laser surgery in ophthalmology

Dr. Gregor Stobrawa, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Stereotactic laser craniotomy for awake neurosurgery

PD Dr. Peter Reinacher, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Technology Business Day on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Laser markets

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 13:00

Global and European market for laser sources

Dr. Thierry Robin, TEMATYS, Paris (F)

13:00 - 13:30

Heroes & rising stars in the German & global industrial laser market

Dr. Stefan Ruppik, Coherent, Hamburg (D)

13:30 - 14:00

Status quo and prospects for the U.S. laser market

Dr. Henrikki Pantsar, TRUMPF Inc., Farmington (USA)

14:00 - 14:30

Status quo and prospects of the Chinese laser market

Dr. Bo Gu, BOS Photonics, Boston (USA)

14:30 - 15:30

Coffee Break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser applications in energy technology

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser technology: Paving the way for fuel flexibility in gas turbines

Dr. Sebastian Piegert, Siemens Energy, Berlin (D)

16:00 - 16:30

Laser technology in the production of metallic bipolar plates - from application to series production

Patrick Müller, Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Netphen-Werthenbach (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Advances in dual-beam laser technology and real-time laser process monitoring for battery production

Stefano Cattaneo, IPG Photonics S.r.l., Cerro Maggiore (I)

17:00 - 17:30

Terawatt with light: Laser processes in photovoltaics - Manufacturing & potential of tomorrow

Andreas Brand, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg (D)

Laser Technology Live on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Technology Live

Fraunhofer ILT

16:00 - 16:30

Shuttle transfer to Fraunhofer ILT

16:30 - 19:30

Laser Technology Live at Fraunhofer ILT

19:30 - 20:00

Shuttle transfer to Eurogress Conference Center

Final Lecture on Friday, 2024-04-19

Plenary talk

16:00 - 16:30

Photonics in focus ? Laser inertial confinement fusion as an opportunity for industry

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Evening Event from Wed, 2024-04-17 until Thu, 2024-04-18

Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"

Krönungssaal/Rathaus Aachen

19:00 - 23:00

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"


Thursday, 2024-04-18

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

20:00 - 23:00

Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

Day overview Wednesday, April 17, 2024

FORUM - Functional Surfaces by laser processing on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Tribology, wear and corrosion protection

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Functional surfaces by laser processing - a process overview

Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

Modern solutions for modern manufacturing - Using laser material deposition to manufacture, repair and enhance complex parts

Dr. Gentry Wood, Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding, Leduc (CAN)

11:00 - 11:30

Applications and use cases for functional surfaces by Extreme High Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA)

Josh Barras, TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire) Ltd, Catcliffe (UK)

11:30 - 12:00

Laser processes for improving tribological properties

Dr. Thomas Kiedrowski, Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Electronic layers

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Laser systems for energy-efficient drying of battery electrodes

Dr. Simon Britten, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laser annealing for semiconductor production

Dr. Michael Grimm, 3D-Micromac AG, Chemnitz (D)

15:00 - 15:30

LIFT for electronic layers

Dr. Ralph Domnick, Ara-Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, Nordhorn (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical surfaces

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

An overview of laser-based optics manufacturing

Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

New developments in Selective Laser Etching (SLE) for photonic applications

Kaushik Budhelyia, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

Tribology, wear and corrosion protection on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Tribology, wear and corrosion protection

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Functional surfaces by laser processing - a process overview

Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

Modern solutions for modern manufacturing - Using laser material deposition to manufacture, repair and enhance complex parts

Dr. Gentry Wood, Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding, Leduc (CAN)

11:00 - 11:30

Applications and use cases for functional surfaces by Extreme High Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA)

Josh Barras, TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire) Ltd, Catcliffe (UK)

11:30 - 12:00

Laser processes for improving tribological properties

Dr. Thomas Kiedrowski, Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Electronic layers on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Electronic layers

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Laser systems for energy-efficient drying of battery electrodes

Dr. Simon Britten, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laser annealing for semiconductor production

Dr. Michael Grimm, 3D-Micromac AG, Chemnitz (D)

15:00 - 15:30

LIFT for electronic layers

Dr. Ralph Domnick, Ara-Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, Nordhorn (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical surfaces on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Optical surfaces

Chairman: Dr. Christian Vedder, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

An overview of laser-based optics manufacturing

Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

New developments in Selective Laser Etching (SLE) for photonic applications

Kaushik Budhelyia, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

FORUM - Quantum Technology & Photonics on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Quantum Technology & Photonics

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

DLR Quantum Computing Initiative - Shaping the Quantum Computing Ecosystem

Dr. Karla Loida, DLR Quantencomputing Initiative, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), Köln (D)

10:30 - 11:00

MAGIC Quantum Computers

Dr. Michael Johanning, eleQtron GmbH, Siegen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

QRydDemo - A quantum computer demonstrator based on neutral atoms

Dr. Florian Meinert, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Photonic Quantum Computing: superiority by excellent scaling capabilities

Dr. Stefan Hengesbach, QuiX Quantum B.V., Enschede (NL)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 2

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Quantum network demonstrations inside the lab and on metropolitan scale

Prof. Ronald Hanson, QuTech, Delft (NL)

14:30 - 15:00

Practical distribution of useful entanglement across New York City

Dr. Mehdi Namazi, Qunnect, Inc., New York (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Application scenarios of quantum technology at Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Marc Geitz, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Berlin (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 3

16:30 - 17:00

Low-noise quantum frequency converters for the quantum internet

Fabian Geus, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Enabling quantum technologies through scalable single photon detector solutions

Dr. Alexander Eich, Pixel Photonics, Münster (D)

Quantum Technology & Photonics on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Quantum Technology & Photonics

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

DLR Quantum Computing Initiative - Shaping the Quantum Computing Ecosystem

Dr. Karla Loida, DLR Quantencomputing Initiative, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), Köln (D)

10:30 - 11:00

MAGIC Quantum Computers

Dr. Michael Johanning, eleQtron GmbH, Siegen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

QRydDemo - A quantum computer demonstrator based on neutral atoms

Dr. Florian Meinert, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Photonic Quantum Computing: superiority by excellent scaling capabilities

Dr. Stefan Hengesbach, QuiX Quantum B.V., Enschede (NL)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 2 on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 2

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth & Florian Elsen, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Quantum network demonstrations inside the lab and on metropolitan scale

Prof. Ronald Hanson, QuTech, Delft (NL)

14:30 - 15:00

Practical distribution of useful entanglement across New York City

Dr. Mehdi Namazi, Qunnect, Inc., New York (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Application scenarios of quantum technology at Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Marc Geitz, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Berlin (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 3 on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Quantum Technology & Photonics - Part 3

16:30 - 17:00

Low-noise quantum frequency converters for the quantum internet

Fabian Geus, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Enabling quantum technologies through scalable single photon detector solutions

Dr. Alexander Eich, Pixel Photonics, Münster (D)

Technology Business Day on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Laser markets

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 13:00

Global and European market for laser sources

Dr. Thierry Robin, TEMATYS, Paris (F)

13:00 - 13:30

Heroes & rising stars in the German & global industrial laser market

Dr. Stefan Ruppik, Coherent, Hamburg (D)

13:30 - 14:00

Status quo and prospects for the U.S. laser market

Dr. Henrikki Pantsar, TRUMPF Inc., Farmington (USA)

14:00 - 14:30

Status quo and prospects of the Chinese laser market

Dr. Bo Gu, BOS Photonics, Boston (USA)

14:30 - 15:30

Coffee Break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser applications in energy technology

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser technology: Paving the way for fuel flexibility in gas turbines

Dr. Sebastian Piegert, Siemens Energy, Berlin (D)

16:00 - 16:30

Laser technology in the production of metallic bipolar plates - from application to series production

Patrick Müller, Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Netphen-Werthenbach (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Advances in dual-beam laser technology and real-time laser process monitoring for battery production

Stefano Cattaneo, IPG Photonics S.r.l., Cerro Maggiore (I)

17:00 - 17:30

Terawatt with light: Laser processes in photovoltaics - Manufacturing & potential of tomorrow

Andreas Brand, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg (D)

Laser markets on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Laser markets

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 13:00

Global and European market for laser sources

Dr. Thierry Robin, TEMATYS, Paris (F)

13:00 - 13:30

Heroes & rising stars in the German & global industrial laser market

Dr. Stefan Ruppik, Coherent, Hamburg (D)

13:30 - 14:00

Status quo and prospects for the U.S. laser market

Dr. Henrikki Pantsar, TRUMPF Inc., Farmington (USA)

14:00 - 14:30

Status quo and prospects of the Chinese laser market

Dr. Bo Gu, BOS Photonics, Boston (USA)

14:30 - 15:30

Coffee Break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser applications in energy technology on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Laser applications in energy technology

Chairman: Prof. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser technology: Paving the way for fuel flexibility in gas turbines

Dr. Sebastian Piegert, Siemens Energy, Berlin (D)

16:00 - 16:30

Laser technology in the production of metallic bipolar plates - from application to series production

Patrick Müller, Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Netphen-Werthenbach (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Advances in dual-beam laser technology and real-time laser process monitoring for battery production

Stefano Cattaneo, IPG Photonics S.r.l., Cerro Maggiore (I)

17:00 - 17:30

Terawatt with light: Laser processes in photovoltaics - Manufacturing & potential of tomorrow

Andreas Brand, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg (D)

FORUM - Digitalization & AI in photonic production on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 1

Chairman: Prof. Carlo Holly, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Cooperation as a success factor ? Integrating the digital ecosystems of users and laser manufacturers

Michael Lebrecht, Mercedes-Benz AG, Sindelfingen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

OEE (Overall Equipment Effetivenss) increase through digital networked manufacturing systems in laser material processing

Marco Holzer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Hey Siri! What is the quality of this laser weld?

Dr. Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec Optronik GmbH, Neu-Isenburg (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Quo vadis Additive Manufacturing? - Increase vertical market integration through digital production

Dr. Simon Höges, GKN Additive, Bonn (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 2

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Automated non-destructive testing in battery production using laser-based excitation and detection of ultrasound

Dr. Wolfgang Rohringer, XARION Laser Acoustics GmbH, Wien (AT)

14:30 - 15:00

Implementation of an AI-based process monitoring system to save on downstream quality assurance

Dr. Michael Ungers, Scansonic MI GmbH, Berlin (D)

15:00 - 15:30

AI for laser welding: Where are the limitations?

Thibault Bautze-Scherff, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, Garching (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 3

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Safe brake disk production with digital sensor technology

Stefan Mann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Sensors and Data Fusion for Optimized Process Monitoring in any Laser Application

Christoph Franz, 4D Photonics GmbH, Isernhagen (D)

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 1 on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 1

Chairman: Prof. Carlo Holly, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Cooperation as a success factor ? Integrating the digital ecosystems of users and laser manufacturers

Michael Lebrecht, Mercedes-Benz AG, Sindelfingen (D)

10:30 - 11:00

OEE (Overall Equipment Effetivenss) increase through digital networked manufacturing systems in laser material processing

Marco Holzer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Hey Siri! What is the quality of this laser weld?

Dr. Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec Optronik GmbH, Neu-Isenburg (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Quo vadis Additive Manufacturing? - Increase vertical market integration through digital production

Dr. Simon Höges, GKN Additive, Bonn (D)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 2 on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 2

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Automated non-destructive testing in battery production using laser-based excitation and detection of ultrasound

Dr. Wolfgang Rohringer, XARION Laser Acoustics GmbH, Wien (AT)

14:30 - 15:00

Implementation of an AI-based process monitoring system to save on downstream quality assurance

Dr. Michael Ungers, Scansonic MI GmbH, Berlin (D)

15:00 - 15:30

AI for laser welding: Where are the limitations?

Thibault Bautze-Scherff, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, Garching (D)

15:30 - 16:30

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 3 on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Digitalization & AI in photonic production - Part 3

Chairman: Peter Abels, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

16:30 - 17:00

Safe brake disk production with digital sensor technology

Stefan Mann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

17:00 - 17:30

Sensors and Data Fusion for Optimized Process Monitoring in any Laser Application

Christoph Franz, 4D Photonics GmbH, Isernhagen (D)

Evening Event on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"

Krönungssaal/Rathaus Aachen

19:00 - 23:00

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology" on Wednesday, 2024-04-17

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"

Krönungssaal/Rathaus Aachen

19:00 - 23:00

Dinner with presentation of the "Innovation Award Laser Technology"

Day overview Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gerd Herziger Session on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Impact of digitalization and AI on value creation and business models in laser technology

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Opening speech

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Digitalization and AI - How are digitalization and AI changing business models and value creation in laser technology?

Dr. Hagen Zimer, Member of the Management Board and CEO Laser Technology, TRUMPF SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

Dr. Christopher Dorman, Executive Vice President, Lasers Business, Coherent, Glasgow (UK)

Dr. Christoph Rüttimann, CTO Bystronic Group, Niederönz (CH)

09:30 - 10:40

Panel discussion with the speakers and Prof. Constantin Häfner

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitization in Photonic Production

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:10 - 11:35

Data analytics/AI ? Rocket science or just standard? Examples and outlook

Werner Reichelt, Head of Sales Digital Business, Festo SE & Co. KG, Esslingen (D)

11:35 - 12:00

Status quo and perspectives of AI usage in laser beam joining of e-mobility components at Audi AG

Dr. Jan-Philipp Weberpals, Subject Specialist Laser Beam Processes for Car Body Construction and Electromobility, Audi AG, Neckarsulm (D)

12:00 - 12:25

Application of AI for smart design of optical systems used in laser material processing

Prof. Carlo Holly, Head of Chair, RWTH University Aachen - Chair TOS, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Impact of digitalization and AI on value creation and business models in laser technology on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Impact of digitalization and AI on value creation and business models in laser technology

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Opening speech

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Digitalization and AI - How are digitalization and AI changing business models and value creation in laser technology?

Dr. Hagen Zimer, Member of the Management Board and CEO Laser Technology, TRUMPF SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

Dr. Christopher Dorman, Executive Vice President, Lasers Business, Coherent, Glasgow (UK)

Dr. Christoph Rüttimann, CTO Bystronic Group, Niederönz (CH)

09:30 - 10:40

Panel discussion with the speakers and Prof. Constantin Häfner

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Digitization in Photonic Production on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Digitization in Photonic Production

Chairman: Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:10 - 11:35

Data analytics/AI ? Rocket science or just standard? Examples and outlook

Werner Reichelt, Head of Sales Digital Business, Festo SE & Co. KG, Esslingen (D)

11:35 - 12:00

Status quo and perspectives of AI usage in laser beam joining of e-mobility components at Audi AG

Dr. Jan-Philipp Weberpals, Subject Specialist Laser Beam Processes for Car Body Construction and Electromobility, Audi AG, Neckarsulm (D)

12:00 - 12:25

Application of AI for smart design of optical systems used in laser material processing

Prof. Carlo Holly, Head of Chair, RWTH University Aachen - Chair TOS, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Additive Manufacturing on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Powder Bed Fusion LPBF

Chairman: Tim Lantzsch, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Additive Manufacturing for sustainable tooling applications

Dr. Stefan Leuders, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH, Düsseldorf (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High power laser technology for Area Printing® - A scalable powderbed metal Additive Manufacturing method

Dr. Andrew Bayramian, Seurat Technologies Inc., Wilmington (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Status Quo and perspectives of AM for series production in the aerospace industry

Frank Rethmann, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser Powder Bed Fusion LPBF on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Powder Bed Fusion LPBF

Chairman: Tim Lantzsch, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Additive Manufacturing for sustainable tooling applications

Dr. Stefan Leuders, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH, Düsseldorf (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High power laser technology for Area Printing® - A scalable powderbed metal Additive Manufacturing method

Dr. Andrew Bayramian, Seurat Technologies Inc., Wilmington (USA)

15:00 - 15:30

Status Quo and perspectives of AM for series production in the aerospace industry

Frank Rethmann, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Donauwörth (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical Systems on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Optical systems & beam shaping

Chairman: Dr. Martin Traub, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

The shape of things to come: All-fiber kW beam shaping for high-productivity industrial processing

Dr. Andrea Braglia, nLIGHT Europe, Torino (I)

14:30 - 15:00

Fast and adaptive beam steering with cascaded scan systems

Dr. Holger Schlüter, Scanlab GmbH, München (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Complex freeform surfaces: Design & manufacture of low loss beam shapers for high power laser applications

Dr. Stephen Kidd, PowerPhotonic Ltd., Dalgety Bay (UK)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Optical systems & beam shaping on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Optical systems & beam shaping

Chairman: Dr. Martin Traub, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

The shape of things to come: All-fiber kW beam shaping for high-productivity industrial processing

Dr. Andrea Braglia, nLIGHT Europe, Torino (I)

14:30 - 15:00

Fast and adaptive beam steering with cascaded scan systems

Dr. Holger Schlüter, Scanlab GmbH, München (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Complex freeform surfaces: Design & manufacture of low loss beam shapers for high power laser applications

Dr. Stephen Kidd, PowerPhotonic Ltd., Dalgety Bay (UK)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser Beam Sources on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Solid State and Fiber Lasers

Chairman: Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Achieving the fiber laser stability at atom trap wavelengths

Thorge Holm, NKT Photonics Technology GmbH, Köln (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High-power laser source with Coherent Beam Combining and dynamic beam shaping for welding applications

Dr. Robert Bernhard, Civan Lasers Europe GmbH, Hannover (D)

15:00 - 15:30

2 µm fiber lasers for innovative applications

Dr. Peter Fuhrberg, Futonics Laser GmbH, Katlenburg-Lindau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Solid State and Fiber Lasers on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Solid State and Fiber Lasers

Chairman: Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Achieving the fiber laser stability at atom trap wavelengths

Thorge Holm, NKT Photonics Technology GmbH, Köln (D)

14:30 - 15:00

High-power laser source with Coherent Beam Combining and dynamic beam shaping for welding applications

Dr. Robert Bernhard, Civan Lasers Europe GmbH, Hannover (D)

15:00 - 15:30

2 µm fiber lasers for innovative applications

Dr. Peter Fuhrberg, Futonics Laser GmbH, Katlenburg-Lindau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Medical Technology on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser systems for medical applications

Chairman: Dr. Achim Lenenbach, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Minimally invasive laser surgery in cancer therapy

Dr. Karsten Sassenscheid, KLS Martin SE & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Femtosecond laser surgery in ophthalmology

Dr. Gregor Stobrawa, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Stereotactic laser craniotomy for awake neurosurgery

PD Dr. Peter Reinacher, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser systems for medical applications on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser systems for medical applications

Chairman: Dr. Achim Lenenbach, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:00 - 14:30

Minimally invasive laser surgery in cancer therapy

Dr. Karsten Sassenscheid, KLS Martin SE & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Femtosecond laser surgery in ophthalmology

Dr. Gregor Stobrawa, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Stereotactic laser craniotomy for awake neurosurgery

PD Dr. Peter Reinacher, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Laser Technology Live on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Technology Live

Fraunhofer ILT

16:00 - 16:30

Shuttle transfer to Fraunhofer ILT

16:30 - 19:30

Laser Technology Live at Fraunhofer ILT

19:30 - 20:00

Shuttle transfer to Eurogress Conference Center

Laser Technology Live on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Laser Technology Live

Fraunhofer ILT

16:00 - 16:30

Shuttle transfer to Fraunhofer ILT

16:30 - 19:30

Laser Technology Live at Fraunhofer ILT

19:30 - 20:00

Shuttle transfer to Eurogress Conference Center

Evening Event on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

20:00 - 23:00

Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center on Thursday, 2024-04-18

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

20:00 - 23:00

Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Networking with snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

Day overview Friday, April 19, 2024

Laser Beam Sources on Friday, 2024-04-19

Ultrashort-pulse lasers

Chairman: Dr. Peter Rußbüldt, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Ultrashort-pulse lasers for processing with atypical wavelengths

Dr. Martynas Barkauskas, Light Conversion, Vilnius (LT)

09:00 - 09:30

Industrial 1kW/10mJ UKP-Laser

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Making ultrashort pulses shorter with multipass cells

Prof. Oleg Pronin, n2-Photonics GmbH, Hamburg (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Lasers with tailormade wavelength

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High energy UV lasers for display and green energy applications

Dr. Robin Rammelsberg, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Frequency-converted lasers for applications in the manufacturing industry

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

12:00 - 12:30

New pulsed 3 µm laser beam source - potential for revolution in plastic surface processing?

Edwin Büchter, Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, Herzogenrath (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Diode lasers

Chairman: Dr. Sarah Klein, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Performance and power scaling of blue diode lasers

Dr. Matthias Ackermann, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Advanced VCSELs and new applications in heating and drying

Dr. Holger Mönch, TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH, Ulm (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Advances in laser diode pumps - pioneering high-energy DPSSLs for the petawatt regime

Dr. Steve Patterson, Leonardo Electronics US Inc., Tucson (USA)

Ultrashort-pulse lasers on Friday, 2024-04-19

Ultrashort-pulse lasers

Chairman: Dr. Peter Rußbüldt, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Ultrashort-pulse lasers for processing with atypical wavelengths

Dr. Martynas Barkauskas, Light Conversion, Vilnius (LT)

09:00 - 09:30

Industrial 1kW/10mJ UKP-Laser

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Making ultrashort pulses shorter with multipass cells

Prof. Oleg Pronin, n2-Photonics GmbH, Hamburg (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffeebreak - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Lasers with tailormade wavelength on Friday, 2024-04-19

Lasers with tailormade wavelength

Chairman: Dr. Bernd Jungbluth, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High energy UV lasers for display and green energy applications

Dr. Robin Rammelsberg, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Frequency-converted lasers for applications in the manufacturing industry

Dr. Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF Laser AG, Schramberg (D)

12:00 - 12:30

New pulsed 3 µm laser beam source - potential for revolution in plastic surface processing?

Edwin Büchter, Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, Herzogenrath (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Diode lasers on Friday, 2024-04-19

Diode lasers

Chairman: Dr. Sarah Klein, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Performance and power scaling of blue diode lasers

Dr. Matthias Ackermann, Laserline GmbH, Mülheim-Kärlich (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Advanced VCSELs and new applications in heating and drying

Dr. Holger Mönch, TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH, Ulm (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Advances in laser diode pumps - pioneering high-energy DPSSLs for the petawatt regime

Dr. Steve Patterson, Leonardo Electronics US Inc., Tucson (USA)

Cutting & Joining on Friday, 2024-04-19

Cutting

Chairman: Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

High-speed Laser Blanking - Higher productivity with a new concept

Hasan Sarac, Automatic-Systeme Dreher GmbH, Sulz am Neckar (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Remote operation for laser cutting - The path to autonomy

Benedikt Braig, TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laser cutting for E-mobility

Dr. Frank Schneider, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Welding

Chairman: Dr. André Häusler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Next generation tactile laser welding and brazing - Innovation of a proven laser processing head technology

Norbert Höppe, Abicor Binzel Laser Systems, Buseck (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Process improvement through innovative beam shaping in laser welding

Gwenn Pallier, CAILABS, Rennes (F)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser meets synchrotron - Visualizing and understanding process dynamics in laser beam welding

Christoph Spurk, RWTH Aachen University - LLT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Joining of plastics & transparent materials

Chairman: Maximilian Brosda, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Welding of glass by USP lasers for electronics, semiconductors, and medical applications

Dr. Jens Gottmann, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Machine concept for laser welding of plastics in flexible production scenarios

Manuel Sieben, PolyMerge GmbH, Geretsried (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser-based bonding of conducting metal path on thermoplastic textiles for smart textiles applications

Friederike Brackmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Cutting on Friday, 2024-04-19

Cutting

Chairman: Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

High-speed Laser Blanking - Higher productivity with a new concept

Hasan Sarac, Automatic-Systeme Dreher GmbH, Sulz am Neckar (D)

09:00 - 09:30

Remote operation for laser cutting - The path to autonomy

Benedikt Braig, TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen SE + Co. KG, Ditzingen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laser cutting for E-mobility

Dr. Frank Schneider, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Welding on Friday, 2024-04-19

Welding

Chairman: Dr. André Häusler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

Next generation tactile laser welding and brazing - Innovation of a proven laser processing head technology

Norbert Höppe, Abicor Binzel Laser Systems, Buseck (D)

11:30 - 12:00

Process improvement through innovative beam shaping in laser welding

Gwenn Pallier, CAILABS, Rennes (F)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser meets synchrotron - Visualizing and understanding process dynamics in laser beam welding

Christoph Spurk, RWTH Aachen University - LLT, Aachen (D)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Joining of plastics & transparent materials on Friday, 2024-04-19

Joining of plastics & transparent materials

Chairman: Maximilian Brosda, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Welding of glass by USP lasers for electronics, semiconductors, and medical applications

Dr. Jens Gottmann, LightFab GmbH, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Machine concept for laser welding of plastics in flexible production scenarios

Manuel Sieben, PolyMerge GmbH, Geretsried (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Laser-based bonding of conducting metal path on thermoplastic textiles for smart textiles applications

Friederike Brackmann, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Surface Technology on Friday, 2024-04-19

Laser Material Deposition

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Light as eyes and as tools - High productivity and high resolution Laser Material Deposition

Hiroyuki Nagasaka, Nikon Corp., Kumagaya Saitama (JPN)

09:00 - 09:30

5-axis LMD at high speed - Challenges & applications

Dr. Johannes Finger, IIC-AM GmbH, Makino Asia Pte Ltd, Aachen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laserscanning combined with hybrid repair in molding tools

Thomas Hauke, DMG MORI Ultrasonic Lasertec GmbH, Stipshausen (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Microstructuring

Chairman: Dr. Dennis Haasler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High speed wafer grooving with UV-USP-lasers (wafer scribing)

Dr. Kees Biesheuvel, ASMPT Laser Separation International (ALSI) B.V., Beuningen, (NL)

11:30 - 12:00

Unlocking nature's self-cleaning on PV panels through large-scale laser functionalization

Dr. Tim Kunze, Fusion Bionic GmbH, Dresden (D)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser material processing in the electronic consumables sector

Dr. Stefan Janssen, LG Electronics, Inc., Pyeongtaek (KOR)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Polishing & thin film processing

Chairman: Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laserprocesses in thin film technology: Applications and opportunities

Samuel Fink, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Using AI to automate and accelerate process parameter development for laser polishing of metals

Sven Linden, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Pulsed laser deposition in mass production for high-TC superconductor coatings

Dr. Ralph Delmdahl, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

Laser Material Deposition on Friday, 2024-04-19

Laser Material Deposition

Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schopphoven, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

08:30 - 09:00

Light as eyes and as tools - High productivity and high resolution Laser Material Deposition

Hiroyuki Nagasaka, Nikon Corp., Kumagaya Saitama (JPN)

09:00 - 09:30

5-axis LMD at high speed - Challenges & applications

Dr. Johannes Finger, IIC-AM GmbH, Makino Asia Pte Ltd, Aachen (D)

09:30 - 10:00

Laserscanning combined with hybrid repair in molding tools

Thomas Hauke, DMG MORI Ultrasonic Lasertec GmbH, Stipshausen (D)

10:00 - 11:00

Coffee break - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Microstructuring on Friday, 2024-04-19

Microstructuring

Chairman: Dr. Dennis Haasler, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

11:00 - 11:30

High speed wafer grooving with UV-USP-lasers (wafer scribing)

Dr. Kees Biesheuvel, ASMPT Laser Separation International (ALSI) B.V., Beuningen, (NL)

11:30 - 12:00

Unlocking nature's self-cleaning on PV panels through large-scale laser functionalization

Dr. Tim Kunze, Fusion Bionic GmbH, Dresden (D)

12:00 - 12:30

Laser material processing in the electronic consumables sector

Dr. Stefan Janssen, LG Electronics, Inc., Pyeongtaek (KOR)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch - Visit of the accompanying exhibition

Polishing & thin film processing on Friday, 2024-04-19

Polishing & thin film processing

Chairman: Dr. Edgar Willenborg, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

14:30 - 15:00

Laserprocesses in thin film technology: Applications and opportunities

Samuel Fink, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:00 - 15:30

Using AI to automate and accelerate process parameter development for laser polishing of metals

Sven Linden, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

15:30 - 16:00

Pulsed laser deposition in mass production for high-TC superconductor coatings

Dr. Ralph Delmdahl, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen (D)

Final Lecture on Friday, 2024-04-19

Plenary talk

16:00 - 16:30

Photonics in focus ? Laser inertial confinement fusion as an opportunity for industry

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Plenary talk on Friday, 2024-04-19

Plenary talk

16:00 - 16:30

Photonics in focus ? Laser inertial confinement fusion as an opportunity for industry

Prof. Constantin Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)

Venue / Room

Raum Brüssel

Eurogress Aachen

Monheimsallee 48

52062 Aachen

Germany

Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room Berlin
Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room K2
Rathaus Aachen
Markt
52062 Aachen
NRW , Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Venue / Room

Fraunhofer ILT

Fraunhofer ILT

Steinbachstraße 15

52074 Aachen

Germany

Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room Berlin
Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room K2
Rathaus Aachen
Markt
52062 Aachen
NRW , Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Venue / Room

Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Eurogress Aachen

Monheimsallee 48

52062 Aachen

Germany

Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room Berlin
Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room K2
Rathaus Aachen
Markt
52062 Aachen
NRW , Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Foyer Brüssel / Europa

Venue / Room

Krönungssaal/Rathaus Aachen

Rathaus Aachen

Markt

52062 Aachen

NRW , Germany

Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room Berlin
Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Room K2
Rathaus Aachen
Markt
52062 Aachen
NRW , Germany
Venues / Rooms:
Foyer Brüssel / Europa
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