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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



Workshop / 15.9.2019

Workshop "Sensing with Quantum Light" 2019

As a successor to last year’s Autumn School on Quantum Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy, Fraunhofer IOF and IPM and the Institute of Physics, Humboldt University, are proud to announce a Workshop on "Sensing with Quantum Light", which will take place from Sunday, Sept. 15th to Wednesday 18th, 2019, at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

Workshops / 19.11.2019


Two workshops – one goal: Shaping the future of energy systems

The development of new materials, their processing and integration into applications are key aspects in the development of safe and high

energy future generation energy storage systems. Combined within the joined topic of "Materials for energy" Fraunhofer IWS provides two

topical workshops covering latest innovations for two different classes of electrode materials and their impact on enhanced energy storage.

Language: English

  • Progress for climate protection / 2019

    A cooling system without harmful refrigerants

    Fraunhofer IPM / 6.8.2019

    © Fraunhofer IPM

    A discovery from 1917 becomes viable for the future. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM is developing efficient magnetocaloric cooling systems that make do without harmful refrigerants. The esearchers hope to achieve 50 percent of the maximum efficiency level with their process. Comparable existing magnetocaloric systems reach only approximately 30 percent.

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  • AddSteel project / 2019

    New steel materials for 3D printing

    Fraunhofer ILT / 26.7.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    North Rhine-Westphalia has launched the NRW Leitmarkt project AddSteel, which is aimed at digitalizing the steel industry. Coordinated by SMS group GmbH, a plant engineering company based in Mönchengladbach, this three-year project will develop new function-adapted steel materials for additive manufacturing. One of the project’s key areas of focus is the qualification of the developed materials for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), a metallic 3D printing process, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. One of the AddSteel project team’s first successes was the development of the first case-hardening and heat-treatable steel powders designed specifically for LPBF applications.

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  • University of Waterloo appoints Dresden Materials Expert Adjunct Professor / 2019

    Further international award for Christoph Leyens

    Fraunhofer IWS / 25.7.2019

    © Martin Förster

    Prof. Christoph Leyens has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for his successful global commitment to Additive Manufacturing. At the beginning of this year, the Director of the Institute of Materials Science at TU Dresden and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS received the award of the same title from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

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  • LASER World of PHOTONICS / 2019

    Fraunhofer: What’s next?

    Fraunhofer ILT / 16.7.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Klaus D. Wolf.

    In the 70th year of its history, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is ideally positioned for the challenges of the future, a strategy it also demonstrated at LASER World of PHOTONICS, the world's leading photonics trade fair in Munich. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, for example, presented state-of-the-art technology for quantum technologies, metallic 3D printing and electromobility.

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  • Cooperation Agreement / 2019

    Kompetenzzentrum Tribologie and Fraunhofer IST agree on strategic partnership

    Fraunhofer IST / 11.7.2019

    © Hochschule Mannheim, Anja Daniels.

    On 10th July, the Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST signed a cooperation agreement on the expansion of joint research activities in the field of tribology and surfaces. The Kompetenzzentrum Tribologie has been working closely with the Braunschweig institute since 2018 within the framework of the newly created DFG (German research foundation) priority program SPP2074 “Fluid-free lubrication systems”.

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  • 19th Plasma Technology Conference - 17th to 19th June in Cottbus / 2019

    Prof. Klages, longstanding employee at the Fraunhofer IST, is awarded the Rudolf Seeliger Prize

    Fraunhofer IST / 5.7.2019

    © Fraunhofer IST, Ulrike Balhorn.

    At this year’s 19th Fachtagung für Plasmatechnologie (plasma technology conference), which took place from 17th to 19th June in Cottbus, Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Klages was awarded the Rudolf Seeliger Prize for his achievements in the field of plasma research.

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  • Press Release of the AMable consortium / 2019

    Intelligent Laser-based Manufacturing in Europe

    Fraunhofer ILT / 28.6.2019

    Additive Manufacturing of filigree structures.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen/ Klaus D. Wolf.

    On June 27th, stakeholders from industry, SME and research met at Europe’s largest event on laser-based manufacturing in Munich, the LASER World of PHOTONICS. More than 34.000 visitors from across Europe and abroad met to discover new devices and innovative solutions to advance their manufacturing challenges.

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  • Successful completion / 2019

    BMBF research project: Transparent organic photovoltaic glass facade (TOP)

    Fraunhofer FEP / 27.6.2019

    © Fraunhofer FEP

    As part of the funding initiative "Organic Electronics - Fundamentals of Technology and Application Scenarios" the BMBF-funded research project "Transparent Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) glass façade” ended in December 2018 (project name: TOP). The aim of the joint project was to develop semi-transparent solar films with a transparency of 15 – 30% at an efficiency of 8 – 10% and a suitable encapsulation. The consortium consisted of the CreaPhys GmbH (Dresden), the Fraunhofer FEP (Dresden), the Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg), the Heliatek GmbH (Dresden) and the University of Ulm.

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  • Symposium “Digital Photonic Production and Industrie 4.0 and what it means for education and research” / 2019

    The international laser community honors photonics visionary Prof. Reinhart Poprawe for his life's work

    Fraunhofer ILT / 24.6.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Klaus D. Wolf.

    Throughout his professional life, Prof. Reinhart Poprawe shaped technological progress in photonics and specifically built up the next generation of young talent for the industry. Now the laser visionary is retiring in the fall of 2019. At the symposium “Digital Photonic Production and Industrie 4.0 and what it means for education and research” 280 laser experts and companions paid tribute to his work as a professor of laser technology, his services in basic and contract research and in the networking of industry and science. The symposium took place on June 23, 2019 in the run-up to the world's leading trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich.

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  • Successfully Tested in Praxis / 2019

    Bidirectional Sensor Technology Optimizes Laser Material Deposition

    Fraunhofer ILT / 19.6.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    The quality of additively manufactured components depends not only on the manufacturing process, but also on the inline process control. The process control ensures a reliable coating process because it detects deviations from the target geometry immediately. At LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be demonstrating how well bidirectional sensor technology can already be used for Laser Material Deposition (LMD) in combination with commercial optics at booth A2.431.

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