Materials and Processes

  • Laser-based processes for the automotive,
    aerospace, and shipbuilding industries, and for tool and mold making,
    deep see mining and biomedical technologies

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Processes for Industry 4.0

  • Laser and work safety

How do metallic and non-metallic materials react to laser radiation? And how can we use this knowledge for laser-based processes that also save resources and energy? The Materials and Processes Department is concerned with these core issues. The researchers use the newest findings from fundamental research to optimize manufacturing processes, and to qualify them for innovative optical production technologies. Independent of the processing dimensions or the material itself, the department develops customized processes, for example for applications in the automotive or shipbuilding industries, or for biomedical technology.