LAF 2018 - 11th Laser Applications Forum

28 November 2018 to 29 November 2018
Bremen, Germany

The Laser Applications Forum “LAF” is a biennial meeting of laser users. LAF combines field reports from users, trade exhibition and research. It offers an efficient forum where experts from industrial application and academia intensively exchange views and experiences. At the accompanying exhibition you get directly in contact with the providers of innovative solutions and laser manufacturers. At 'BIAS open house' you will get to know recent research.

LAF is organised by BIAS – Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH. BIAS was the first civil, non-university laser institute in Germany, founded 1977. Today about 100 employees work together to research and generate innovations and solutions for the industry areas of laser material processing and optical measurement engineering.


Latest issue


Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device


Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

Analysis and opinion