Laser polishing is a relatively new process that has only been used for selected fields of applications in the industry: for example, machining metals for toolmaking and automotive engineering, as well as processing glass optics.
Experts in the field now have the opportunity to exchange research results in a wider and international context at the Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP, which is held every two years.
More than 80 per cent of the research groups from specialist literature have attended the LaP conference so far. Researchers from all over the world – from China, Russia, Canada, many European countries and the USA – have come to the conference.
While the majority of the 20 lectures come from academia, the participants come roughly equally from industry and research.