EVENT

Lasers in Action @ LASYS 2018 - Day 3

07 June 2018
Messe Stuttgart, Germany

The Lasers in Action Forum takes place over three days at LASYS, Messe Stuttgart, from 5-7 June. Entry to the forum is free of charge to any LASYS visitor.

Lasers in Action is organised by Laser Systems Europe on behalf of Messe Stuttgart.

DAY 3 - Thursday 7 June

10.00-10.30
Latest approaches in spatter reduced laser beam welding for macro applications & High Power Application

Peter Kallage, Manager Applications Lab, Coherent I Rofin

10.30-11.00
Joining of metal to polymer without adhesives

Annett Klotzbach, Group Leader, Bonding and Composite Technology, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

11.00-11.30
High pulse energy and high average power femtosecond lasers for industrial micromachining

Dr Victor Matylitsky, Product Manager, MKS Spectra-Physics

Improvements in femtosecond laser performance, reliability and cost have resulted in their adoption for industrial micromachining manufacturing. Another milestone in ultra-short pulsed laser technology is the development of high power lasers capable of meeting the demanding throughput requirements of industries. Spectra-Physics’ industrial femtosecond Spirit 1030-100 laser system, which offers pulse duration below 400fs, pulse energies above 100µJ and average output powers of over 100W, is an ideal tool for the industrial micromachining of a wide range of materials. In this paper, an overview of the Spirit 1030-100’s actual industrial applications will be given. In particular, the Spirit 1030-100 has been tested for the cutting of plastics, typically in the production of flexible OLED displays.

11.30-12.00
Real time M² and focus position measurement from mW to kW with BWA-MON

Michael Scaggs, optical engineer, and René Sattler, sales account manager, Laser Components GmbH (Germany) presenting HAAS Lti (USA)

Measurement of laser beam metrics, regardless of power, can be challenging. Most methods to date are not real-time due to the need to scan one or more components along the optical axis of the laser beam. Fibre lasers, both single and multimode, are becoming more ubiquitous, and methods to qualify them are in great demand. Laser beam measurements are complex and methods to make these measurements more user and alignment friendly are in demand. This talk discusses simple techniques that provide real-time measurement of a laser’s M2 or BPP that can be utilised from very low powers to powers exceeding 30kW.

12.00-12.30
CLAMIR: Closed-loop laser power control system for LMD/cladding processes

Rodrigo Linares, Business Development Mgr, NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES, S.L (NIT)

12.30-13.00
High resolution performance laser-based Additive Manufacturing

Derek McKenzie, HIPERLAM project, MODUS Research & Innovation Limited

13.00-13.30
OCT as a versatile tool for scanner-based laser processing

Thibault Bautze, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH

13.30-14.00
Latest advancements in high power lasers

Dr. Evangelos Papastathopoulos, Product Manager, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

14.00-15.00
Update on activities of Photonics BW e.V., including the Women in Photonics initiative

Speakers TBC, Photonics BW e.V.

15.00-15.30
New trends for laser marking

Christian Rest, Product Management Marking Lasers, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

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Messe Stuttgart / Europa Science
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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Matthew Dale looks at what can be achieved by combining robots with lasers, including a novel tool for repairing jet engines being developed by Rolls-Royce

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High-power blue diode lasers are becoming available that have significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers for machining metals. Greg Blackman investigates