LZH scientists at ICALEO 2022

LZH-Wissenschaftler:innen auf der  ICALEO 2022
LZH scientists with NASA astronaut veteran Dr. Don Thomas (4th from left) at ICALEO 2022. (Photo: LZH)
02 November 2022

From 17 to 20 October 2022, LZH scientists presented their work in nine contributions at the ICALEO conference (International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics) in Orlando, Florida.

The Head of the Composites Group at the LZH, Verena Wippo, has been General Chair of the conference for the second time in a row. Together with the co-chairs and an international program committee, she put together a high-quality program.
As the overall theme of ICALEO this year was space exploration, the participants were able to visit the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral as a special highlight and also meet NASA astronaut veteran Dr. Don Thomas (on the photo, 4th from left), who also gave the closing speech at the ICALEO conference.

These were the contributions from the LZH at this year's conference:

High Deposition Rate Welding With a Laser Line Optics with the Laser Assisted Double Wire Deposition Welding Process With Non-transferred Arc (LAM 404)
Kai Biester

Process Stability and Weld Seam Geometry during Deposition Welding with High-carbon Wire Material 100Cr6 (LAM 202)
Laura Budde

Modelling of CFRP Laser Repair to Predict Ablation Depth (MACRO 203)
Hagen Dittmar

Laser-Based Powder Bed Fusion of Ti-6Al-4V in Oxygen-Reduced and Oxygen-Free Environment (LAM 903)
Nicole Emminghaus

Investigations on the effect of standing ultrasonic waves on the microstructure and hardness of laser beam welded butt joints of stainless steel and nickel base alloy
Jan Grajczak

Enabling Laser Transmission Welding of Additively Manufactured Thermoplastic Parts Using an Expert System Based on Neural Networks (MACRO 602)
Julian Kuklik

Investigations on Laser Beam Welding of Thin Foils of Copper and Aluminum Regarding Weld Seam Quality Using Different Laser Beam Sources (MACRO 102)
Dr.-Ing. Sarah Nothdurft

Intermixing Behavior of 1.4430 Stainless Steel and 1.4718 Steel in In-Situ Alloying Using Coaxial Double Wire Laser Direct Energy Deposition (LAM 403)
Nick Schwarz

Laser Beam Welding of Thick Steel Plates Using a High-Power Diode Laser Beam Source (MACRO 302)
Oliver Seffer

Laser Micro Drilling of CFRP with a Nanosecond-Pulsed High-Power Laser (MICRO 202)
Richard Staehr


ICALEO offers experts from research and industry the opportunity to exchange information on the latest findings and trends in laser materials processing. As every year, ICALEO is hosted by the Laser Institute of America (LIA).

All information about ICALEO can be found at https://icaleo.org/.