Opportunities and challenges for ultrafast lasers in precision manufacturing

The latest developments in ultrafast lasers have opened up an ever-increasing variety of new applications.

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Aachen, Germany - The latest developments in ultrafast lasers have opened up an ever-increasing variety of new applications. Stable ultrafast laser systems with power ratings of up to 100W, already commercially available for industrial use, have also created new productive manufacturing opportunities that go beyond the scope of existing methods. From April 22-23, 2015, the 3rd UKP Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology in Aachen will see experts from the worlds of science and research showing laser users how they can exploit new ultrafast laser tools in their laser processes without damaging the materials they are working on—even at high average outputs.

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Creating microstructures on glass using an ultrafast laser. (© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen/Germany)

At this Workshop, experts from science and industry will be shedding light on the complex issues involved in ultrafast laser processing by explaining individual laser techniques, such as cutting thin glass and high-precision drilling, as well as considering the different laser concepts and machine components used in high-speed processing. The speakers will present the very latest developments in ultrafast laser systems and highlight solutions for a wide range of different processes. In this way, they will provide users with a valuable boost in choosing the right laser system for their specific needs and help them to implement powerful ultrafast laser systems in the most cost-effective way.

The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into German. Please visit www.ultrafast-laser.com to sign up for the workshop.

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