LaVa-X Receives Innovation Award

Managing Director Dr Christian Otten (Source: Lava-X)

The West German company Lava-X is one of the first four winners of the innovation award “Rheinland Genial”. With this award, the association Metropolregion Rheinland honors the company for its technical innovation. It has developed a special process for laser beam welding in a vacuum, which promises a pore- and crack-free result even with difficult materials – among other things due to the low energy consumption.

The Metropolregion Rheinland and its members pursue the goal of highlighting the potential of the region in national, European and global comparison and motivating companies to develop new innovations. They have therefore created the “Rheinland Genial” innovation award this year in order to focus on companies with technical innovations. The focus is on industrial, commercial, craft and service companies, as well as associations, clubs, administrations, projects and individuals from the region.

LaVa Cell 450 (Source: Lava-X)

Award based on submitted proposals

The members of Metropolregion Rheinland submitted their suggestions for the nomination, and the management then decided on the award. Attention was paid to whether the innovation of the respective company is suitable for the award and whether the necessary criteria such as the regional reference, the clear innovation history and the innovation time (the innovation must not be older than three years) are met.

Lava-X has developed a special laser beam welding process that enables pore- and crack-free welding for almost all materials and mixed connections in a vacuum. At the same time, the new process increases the welding depths, the welding process becomes more efficient and the required energy consumption is significantly reduced. “We would like to thank those responsible for the award, which once again confirms how important our work on new technologies is,“ says Dr. Christian Otten, managing director of Lava-X. “With our laser beam welding process in a vacuum – the Lava Welding – we have developed a solution that increases the quality and productivity of laser welding while reducing energy consumption by up to 65 %.“ (Source: Lava-X)

Links: Innovationspreis „RHEINLAND GENIAL“, Metropolregion Rheinland e.V., Cologne, GermanyLaVa-X production cells, LaVa-X GmbH, Herzogenrath, Germany

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