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Workshop / 23.5.2019

5th International Workshop »Materials and Quality Assurance«

May 23–24, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Aim of the VGB workshop is to permit results of advanced materials and quality assurance aspects. The workshop addresses manufacturers, planners, operators, insurers and experts interested in technology and its environment, researcher, authorities and associations.

Topics: Lifetime Assessment, Flexibility, Materials and Components, Quality Assurance, Damages, Renewable Energy, Welding Technologies, Additive Manufacturing

Language: English


Fair / 24.6.2019

LASER World of Photonics 2019

As the world's leading trade fair and congress for components, systems and applications of optical technologies, the LASER World of Photonics Munich offers a platform for representatives from industry, research and science, to present developments and innovations in the areas of material processing, measuring and testing, imaging and laser. The integrated congress at the Laser Trade Fair also highlights the entire spectrum of photonics from a variety of perspectives.


Summer School / 26.8.2019

8th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"

August 26–30, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

The one-week summer school offers students and PhD students the opportunity to study basic and applied aspects of laser technology. The program consists of expert lectures,

supplemented by participant presentations and informal discussion sessions, as well as laboratory practice.

Topics: Surface hardening technologies, High speed 2D laser cutting, Laser welding, Additive manufacturing processes, Applications of ultra short pulsed lasers, Laser process simulation, Laser micro/nano structuring, laser interference patterning

Language: English


  • Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS / 2019

    Application offensive for ultrafast lasers in the kW range

    Fraunhofer ILT / 15.5.2019

    © Fraunhofer IOF, Jena, Germany / Walter Oppel.

    Experts from 13 different Fraunhofer institutes are working on the development of multi-kW ultrafast lasers and various applications in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS. A user facility with application laboratories in Aachen and Jena is being created for this purpose, laboratories in which partners from industry and research can work with the new technology.

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  • Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize / 2019

    Planning infrastructure faster thanks to machine learning

    Fraunhofer IPM / 9.5.2019

    © Fraunhofer / Marc Müller

    Autonomous driving or parcel delivery by drone in Germany? The prerequisite for this is secure, stable and fast data transmission, which can only be achieved with an area-wide fiber optic network. However, just to find the right place for cable ducts is a difficult task that takes tremendous effort. Prof. Dr. Alexander Reiterer, Dominik Störk and Dr. Katharina Wäschle from the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM have developed a novel process chain based on machine learning that solves this issue. And for this they are awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.

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  • Project “eVerest“ / 2019

    Laser structuring at triple the productivity

    Fraunhofer ILT / 8.5.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Volker Lannert.

    Car makers currently use a variety of methods to emboss plastic panels for vehicle interiors. However, manufacturing the tools required for this purpose is an extremely time-consuming process. This situation can be improved using a new laser machine that triples the rate at which these tools are produced while facilitating even more complex structures. The expertise required for the various components and processes was developed as part of the “eVerest“ project in collaboration with partners from research and industry.

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  • Joint research project RadarGlass / 2019

    RadarGlass: Functional thin-film structures for integrated radar sensors

    Fraunhofer ILT / 2.5.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Gerrmany.

    It is only an inconspicuous piece of paper, but it is an important milestone for autonomous driving: At the end of 2018 the three partners from the joint research project RadarGlass applied for a patent for an innovative radar system. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT from Aachen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP from Dresden and the Institute of High Frequency Technology IHF of RWTH Aachen University have developed a coating process chain that enables radar sensors to be integrated in car headlights. After almost two years in development they have manufactured a working prototype.

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  • SID Display Week 2019, from May 12 – 16, 2019, in San Jose/USA / 2019

    High-performance OLED Microdisplay for Industrial AR Data Glasses

    Fraunhofer FEP / 30.4.2019

    © Fraunhofer FEP

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP develops microdisplays in OLED-on-silicon technology. At the SID Display Week 2019, from May 12 – 16, 2019, in San Jose/USA, booth 1417, Fraunhofer FEP will present a new OLED microdisplay that is especially dedicated to industrial Augmented Reality (AR) data glasses.

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  • “UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology” / 2019

    USP Lasers Conquer Macroprocessing

    Fraunhofer ILT / 25.4.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen.

    Ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers have become firmly established in science and micromachining. At this year's “UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology” in Aachen, a new trend has emerged: Macroprocessing. Since multi-100-watt USP lasers up into the kW range have become available, the industry is looking at them with great interest for large-area applications. For this purpose, the institute is developing the complete process chain right through to fully digitized processes.

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  • European project "SmartEEs - Smart Emerging Electronics Servicing" / 2019

    Full speed ahead for SmartEEs at Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

    Fraunhofer FEP / 24.4.2019

    © Fraunhofer FEP

    Flexible, organic and printed electronics conquer everyday life. The forecasts for growth promise increasing markets and opportunities for the industry. In Europe, top institutions and companies are engaged in research and further development of these technologies for tomorrow's markets and applications. However, access by SMEs is difficult. The European project SmartEEs - Smart Emerging Electronics Servicing works on the establishment of a European innovation network, which supports both the access to competences as well as the support of the enterprises with the assumption of innovations and the progress up to the commercialization.

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  • BMBF research project IDAM / 2019

    Network puts metallic 3D printing on track for automotive series production

    Fraunhofer ILT / 17.4.2019

    © BMW Group.

    It was a start with far-reaching appeal: On March 27, 2019, the joint project IDAM held its kick-off meeting in Munich, which was intended to pave the way for Additive Manufacturing to enter automotive series production. Specifically, the project partners – consisting of SMEs, large companies and research institutions – will transfer metallic 3D printing into an industrialized and highly automated series process in the automotive industry for the first time. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP of RWTH Aachen University are supporting the project through their many years of experience in the field of additive manufacturing technologies.

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  • "Siphon" project presented at the MedTecLIVE trade fair in Nuremberg May 21-23, 2019. / 2019

    Sanitized siphons – fewer hospital germs

    Fraunhofer FEP / 17.4.2019

    © MoveoMed GmbH

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been involved with development of processes and equipment for cleaning, sterilization, and surface modification for decades. As a partner in the newly launched "Siphon" project, the Fraunhofer FEP will be presenting the Institute's current research focused on the field of hygiene and sanitation at the MedTecLIVE trade fair in Nuremberg (Hall 10, Booth 10.0 - 621) May 21-23, 2019.

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  • LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 / 2019

    E-Mobility: Battery cells optimally welded with robots and lasers for electric racing cars

    Fraunhofer ILT / 12.4.2019

    © Ecurie Aix.

    No e-mobility without laser technology: this is one of the claims of LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019. In keeping with the theme of this year’s fair, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be using Laser-Based Tape-Automated Bonding (LaserTAB) to demonstrate how even the most diverse battery cells and power electronics can be combined quickly, reliably and efficiently using robot-assisted laser micro welding. At the Fraunhofer joint booth 431, hall A2, visitors can admire the electric racing car "eace05" of the Ecurie Aix - Formula Student Team, RWTH Aachen. An excellent example for the use of laser technology in electromobility, containing laser-welded batteries as well as laser-cut CFK-components.

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