Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP

12 September 2018 to 13 September 2018
Aachen, Germany

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.

Fraunhofer ILT
Analysis and opinion

After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers


Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike


Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future