Four Years, Three Robots, Eight Partners

BMBF-funded project “ProLMD”: hybrid additive production of large components with laser material deposition

PhotonicsViews 2/2020 April/May

Cover One of the two dominating options of pre-assembled Fast Axis Collimators (FACs) is FACs on bottom tabs. Bottom tabs provide advantages such as better thermal conductivity between the FAC and the mechanical holder as well as a more mechanically robust design. (Source: Fisba) PDF Editorial Imagine: Digitalization in photonic production Prof. Constantin Häfner Pages: […]

Laser-Engraved Metal to Reduce Environmental Impact

Anti-fouling, hydrophobic metal or plastic surfaces could soon replace toxic varnishes

Artificial Intelligence Making Inroads into Industry

Review: AI for Laser Technology Conference, 6–7 November 2019, Aachen, Germany

To Get Organic Photovoltaics Rolling

EffiLayers aims to help the machine manufacturers improve flexible thin-film solar cells and printed electronics

Climate Data Thanks to Compact Alexandrite Lasers

Taking 3D printing to the lidar network – measurement campaigns planned worldwide

Metal AM on the Verge of a Breakthrough

Alliance of six Fraunhofer institutes presents lighthouse project futureAM

Smart Lasers Open up New Applications

Review: LaserForum 2019, 15 October 2019, Ditzingen, Germany

PhotonicsViews 5/2019 October/November

Cover Picture: Characterizing spherical, aspherical, free-form lenses with a non-destructive tomographic OCT measuring method for geometrically complex micro-optics (Source: Fh. IPT; cf. Characterizing Spherical, Aspherical, Free-form Lenses, photonicsviews.com, 9th October 2019)

Constantin Häfner New ILT Director and LLT Chair

Successor of Reinhart Poprawe named by FRaunhofer ILT and RWTH Aachen