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

Preview: AI for Laser Technology Conference

6 – 7 November, Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen, Germany

New Steel Materials for 3D Printing

AddSteel project to develop new steel materials specifically for use in the LPBF process

Laser Impulses for Battery Development

NextGenBat: six institutes, two years, a budget of ten million euros

Multi-functional Laser Tools

Cutting, welding and additive manufacturing with one laser in one machine

Reinhart Poprawe Honored for His Life’s Work

The laser visionary to retire in the fall of 2019

Photonics Deliver 11 % of Global CO2 Savings

By 2030, photonics will deliver more than a tenth of the globally agreed carbon dioxide reduction