Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Prism Grating Prism (PGP) system for applications in aerospace, precision optics or highly sensitive interferometers.
© Fraunhofer IOF

Prism Grating Prism (PGP) system for applications in aerospace, precision optics or highly sensitive interferometers.

Hot wire CVD deposition.
© Fraunhofer IST

Hot wire CVD deposition.

The Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces combines six Fraunhofer institutes that cooperate in the fields of lasers, optics, metrology and coating technology. The institutes combine complementary skills in the following areas: laser manufacturing techniques, beam sources, metrology, medicine and life sciences, optical systems and optics manufacturing, EUV technology, process and system simulation, materials technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, and thin-film, plasma and electron beam technology.

Competency by networking

Building on their basic research in the various fields of application, the institutes work together to supply fast, flexible and customer-specific system solutions in the fields of coating technology and photonics. Strategy is coordinated to reflect current market requirements, yielding synergies that benefit the customer. The institutes also collaborate with their local universities to provide the full range of student education, up to and including doctoral studies. As a result, the Fraunhofer institutes are not only partners to technological development, but also a continuous source of new talent in the fields of coating technology and photonics.

Core competencies of the Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

The Fraunhofer institutes' competencies are coordinated to ensure that research can be quickly and flexibly adapted to the requirements of the various fileds of application: laser manufacturing, beam soruces, metrology, medicine and life sciences, materials technology, optical systems and optics manufacturing, micro- and nanotechnologies, thin-film technology, plasma technology, electron beam technology, EUV technology, process and system simulation.

 

Fields of application

The Fraunhofer institutes are able to draw on extensive process expertise to provide customers with tailored, laser- and process-specific solutions that take material and product design, construction, means of production and quality assurance into account. These solutions serve a wide range of industries: automotive, biotechnology and life sciences, electronics and sensor technology, energy and the environment, aerospace, mechanical and plant engineering, tool and die manufacturing, optics.

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Conference / 25.9.2018

3D Valley Conference 2018

The 3D Valley Conference from September 25-27, 2018 in Aachen focuses on industrial applications, shows new developments in processes, integrated process chains and innovative business models in the field of additive manufacturing.

 

Workshop / 12.11.2018

7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

Latest News

12.11.2018

New member of the management at the Fraunhofer IST

Fraunhofer and Technische Universität Braunschweig intensify their cooperation: Professor Dr. Christoph Herrmann, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, accepts the offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Since 1st November 2018 he has been director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST alongside with Professor Dr. Günter Bräuer . At the same time Prof. Herrmann will remain head of the TU Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology IWF. Thus, the IST is now linked twice with the university, as the Fraunhofer Institute is already connected to the Institute of Surface Technology IOT at the TU Braunschweig via Professor Bräuer.
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8.11.2018

“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

The “Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is an international meeting point for all experts using or researching laser polishing. For the third time, the conference took place in Aachen and offered a comprehensive overview of research results and trends relating to the industrial use of laser polishing for metals, glass and plastics. On September 12 and 13, some 80 participants from a total of 15 different countries exchanged knowledge as well as ideas and gained insights into the laboratories at Fraunhofer ILT.
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30.10.2018

Multispectral im-aging systems and optical 3D-live-scanners

Multispectral sensors are increasingly utilized in Smart Farming or production monitoring for the food industry. The special requirements of these fields in-clude simultaneous imaging of spectral and spatial information, but also the need for miniaturization of these systems, especially in drone-based use. The Fraunhofer IOF presents such an imaging system at the joint Fraunhofer stand in hall 1, booth 1G42.
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30.10.2018

An innovative design for electron-beam treatment of liquids

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has acquired extensive know-how in the field of electron-beam technology over many years. As a result, processes and equipment have been designed and implemented for a wide variety of applications, such as for seed dressing, and for cross-linking and curing of paints. Now a new design for the treatment of liquids is being presented: the ELLI 300 system (ELectron treatment of LIquids).
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Contact

Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Reinhart Poprawe

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhart Poprawe

Chairman Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-110

Fax +49 241 8906-121

Arnold Gillner

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Dr.-Ing. Arnold Gillner

Managing Director Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-148

Fax +49 241 8906-121