Finalists announced for Innovation Awards 2023!
Laser Systems Europe offers a sneak preview of this year’s shortlist for the Innovation Awards that will be presented at the Laser World of Photonics in June
The Innovation Award will return for its third year at the Laser World of Photonics, in Munich from 27-30 June, to celebrate the most innovative products and technologies emerging from the photonics industry.
An expert panel of judges have selected 18 finalists from over 50 entries, which are competing for recognition in their individual categories and the chance to win the prestigious €5,000 Innovation prize.
The Innovation Award will be presented on the opening day of the Laser World of Photonics in partnership with Europa Science, the publisher of Laser Systems Europe, Electro Optics, and Imaging and Machine Vision Europe.
The judging panel includes: Adam T. Clare, Association of Laser Users (AILU); Tom Hausken, Optica; Chris Yates, Vision Ventures, Germany; Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, Toptica Photonics; Prof. Peter Loosen, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT; Prof. Jürgen Popp, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena; Dr. Peter Soldan, VDI Technologiezentrum; Prof. Ronad Sroka, Spectaris; Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF, Prof. Paul Urbach, TU Delft
Laser systems for industrial production engineering
DBL 100KW | Civan Lasers
Civan Lasers has developed what it says is the most powerful single-mode laser to date, offering a more efficient and cost-effective approach to welding. The DBL 100KW laser is specially designed for applications that require the welding of thick sections, such as the production of ships, wind turbines, and oil and gas pipes. The laser uses a method called Coherent Beam Combining (CBC), which combines multiple single-mode laser beams into a single, larger one. This means the beam can be altered in real time without the need for moving parts, resulting in the creation of a Dynamic Beam Laser (DBL). The laser offers 100kW brightness and can weld thicknesses of 25-70mm at atmospheric pressure, eliminating the need for vacuum furnaces. According to the firm, a single DBL machine has a welding capacity equivalent to ten times that of other one-pass welding systems.
SCANMotionControl | Scanlab
Application engineers cannot easily predict the outcome of a laser process performed by a laser scan system in advance, at least not without testing and tweaking the parameters of the system beforehand. But the SCANmotionControl changes this, according to Scanlab. SCANmotionControl is a pipeline-based trajectory planning software for laser processing that enables optimum throughput, high accuracy without difficult determination of delays, and testing of industrial laser processes without the need for trial and error. By providing a graph of the actual path before the laser is turned on, the system allows the user to plan the trajectory of the laser beam in advance. The program automatically optimises accuracy and throughput based on only two main input parameters set by the user.
Core | Fusion Bionic
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