Femto Photonic Production: New Techniques Using Ultrafast Lasers for the Manufacturing of Tomorrow

In a collaboration that brings together RWTH Aachen University, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and industrial partners, the Femto Photonic Production joint research project intends to lay the foundations for the use of ultrafast lasers in industrial manufacturing processes.
The Digital Photonic Production research campus is one of nine research campuses set up around Germany. It was officially opened in January 2015 by Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, establishing a new form of long-term and systematic cooperation between the university, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and currently 28 partners from industry all under one roof. The goal of this collaboration is the complementary pooling of different resources with a new focus on joint application-oriented basic research. As regards content, the DPP research campus concentrates on researching new methods and fundamental physical effects for the use of lasers as a manufacturing tool, particularly for the major topics of the future, such as energy, health, mobility, security, and information and communications technology.
Three projects by researchers at RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with Fraunhofer ILT and various industrial partners have already been approved within the Aachen research campus: Nano Photonic Production for researching novel VCSEL beam sources; Direct Photonic Production for further developing additive manufacturing methods; and Femto Photonic Production with a main focus on further developing ultrafast laser manufacturing methods.
Launched in October 2014, the Femto Photonic Production project is scheduled to run for five years. Led by RWTH Aachen, it is designed to yield a better understanding of the fundamentals involved in the processing of modern materials. (Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT )
Links: Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

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