EPIC Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers at Coherent

2-3 May 2019

Göttingen, Germany

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Silver sponsor

Nyfors LOGGA r

Bronze sponsor

OptoSigma (1)


EPIC Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers will focus on a discussion between suppliers and users the latest advances in laser-enabled high precision industrial manufacturing processes.

The broad range of applications will cover heavy manufacturing (profile cutting in sheet and plate metals, welding, drilling,…), light micromachining (profile cutting in plastics and wood, CVD diamond cutting, ceramic and glass micromachining, engraving, marking…), manufacturing of electronics (high quality wire stripping, IC repair, …), and more.

The technology capabilities of lasers manufacturers and their full value chain will be showcased and leveraged against the market driven demands. Different types of lasers will be presented by leading manufacturers: CO2 and CO, solid state, excimer lasers, diode and fiber lasers, short pulse, ion lasers, structured light lasers, tunable lasers,… as well as the components needed for the laser system assembly (ultrafast amplifiers, oscillators , beam shutters, …) and techniques such as beam guiding or focusing.


2 May 2019 Thursday

11:40 Optional bus transfer from Hotel Freizeit In to Coherent (departure meeting point: hotel lobby)
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Coherent

13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words –  Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words – Jürgen Nordmeier-Müller, Director Operations, Coherent (GERMANY)

13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: Lasers for the smart world
Ralph Delmdahl,  Product Marketing Manager, Coherent (GERMANY)

Session 1: User session
13:45 – 14:15 USER PRESENTATION: How micro and macro converge – industrial laser applications from a solution provider´s view
Joerg Jetter, CEO, 4JET Technologies (GERMANY)
14:15 – 14:45 USER PRESENTATION: Synthesis and Industrialization of Laser based spatially controlled Surfaces for Food related applications
Paul Spoelstra, Industrial Engineer, Marel Poultry (THE NETHERLANDS)
14:45 – 15:15 USER PRESENTATION: Hydrodynamic pumps and surface functionalization – challenges and perspectives
Tomas Kratky, Researcher, SIGMA Research and Development Institute (CZECH REPUBLIC)

15:15 – 16:00 Coffee break

Session 2: High precision industrial laser based manufacturing
16:00 – 16:30 KEYNOTE: Direct diode laser for cutting application
Gaetano Lo Guzzo, Director Laser Business Europe, Yamazaki Mazak (ITALY)
16:30 – 16:45 Fiber lasers – a key manufacturing technology for e-mobility
Jack Gabzdyl, VP Marketing and Business Development, SPI LASERS (UNITED KINGDOM)
16:45 – 17:00 Laser processing for surface engineering: challenges and solutions
Pablo M. Romero, Research Strategy Manager, AIMEN Technology Center (SPAIN)
17:00 – 17:15 Ultra precision manufacturing of freeform metal mirrors
Benjamin Bulla, Managing Director, son-x (GERMANY)
17:15 – 17:30 Polygon scanner systems and high throughput laser processing
Lars Penning, Managing Director, Next Scan Technology (THE NETHERLANDS)
17:30 – 17:45 « Multibeam »  programmable laser beam shaping: a new tool enabling high value-added laser microprocessing
Florent Thibault, VP Marketing & Sales, QiOVA (FRANCE)
17:45 – 18:00 Online laser beam monitoring for high power lasers
Oren Aharon, CTO, Duma Optronics (ISRAEL)

18:15 – 18:45 Bus transfer from Coherent to the Restaurant Augusta
19:00 – 22:30 Dinner @ Restaurant Augusta
22:45 Bus transfer from Restaurant Augusta to Hotel Freizeit In

3 May 2019 Friday

07:30 – 08:00 Check out of the hotel
08:00 Departure from Hotel Freizeit In to Coherent (departure meeting point: hotel lobby)
08:30 – 09:10 Morning coffee @ Coherent

09:10 – 09:15 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC

Session 3: The supply chain for the next generation of industrial lasers
09:15 – 09:30 The power of a key component
Guy Ear, CEO & President, OptoSigma (FRANCE)
09:30 – 09:45 Optimized laser material processing with tailored focal intensity distributions
Sven R. Kiontke, CEO, asphericon (GERMANY)
09:45 – 10:00 Laser beamshaping for high power and high fluence applications
Roy McBride, Managing Director, PowerPhotonic (UNITED KINGDOM)
10:00 – 10:15 Optical systems and beam delivery devices for laser processing
10:15 – 10:30 Widely flexible MOPA fiber lasers: tailored pulse shaping and real-time gain control to enhance application performance
Miguel Melo, Managing Director, MWTechnologies (PORTUGAL)
10:30 – 10:45 High power connectivity (below 1kW)
Matthias Hedrich, Head of Technical Department, DIAMOND (GERMANY)
10:45 – 11:00 Shaping ultrafast lasers for microprocessing
Nicolas Laurenchet, Business Director, Cailabs (FRANCE)

11:00 – 11:45 Coffee break

Session 4: Industrial lasers for semicon manufacturing and other applications
11:45 – 12:15 KEYNOTE: Potentials of micro laser processing for modern electronics manufacturing
Niels Krauch, CTO, InnoLas Solutions (GERMANY)
12:15 – 12:30 Ultrafast lasers for 5G wireless applications
Yuxing  Zhao, Chairman, Suzhou Delphi Laser (CHINA)
12:30 – 12:45 Laser for front-end processing in the semiconductor industry
Dominique Bérard, Executive VP – CSP, LASSE (FRANCE)
12:45 – 13:00 Next generation of ultrafast fiber lase
Oliver Prochnow, CEO, VALO Innovations (GERMANY)
13:00 – 13:15 Most complete ultra short fiber laser technology
Nikolajus Gavrilinas, CEO, Integrated Fiber Optics (LITHUANIA)

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch @ Coherent
14:45 – 16:15 Company visit @ Coherent
16:30 End


The meeting will be held at Coherent (Hans-Böckler-Str. 12, 37079 Göttingen).
The meeting dinner will be held at the Restaurant Augusta (Am Wilhelmsplatz 3, 37073, Göttingen).


We highly recommend to book your accommodation at Hotel Freizeit In (Dransfelder Str. 3, 37079 Göttingen). Bookings can be made by reservierung@freizeit-in.de or +49 551 9001 200 until 13 March for 99 EUR incl. breakfast with the code EPIC. After this deadline accommodation can be booked  at the best available price. Transfers to / from Coherent will be organized from / to this hotel only.


EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT). By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Attendance is limited to 1 person per company who received a personal invitation, executive level only

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com, +370 624 389 91

Onsite contacts: 

Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC, mobile: +31 626 97 83 12
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager, EPIC, mobile: +34 669 68 71 96