EPIC Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers

4-5 June 2018

4 June – Ditzingen | 5 June – Stuttgart

Hosted by

Einfaches CMYK

To give the opportunity for participants of this event to attend LASYS trade fair, we will organise the 1st day of the event (4 June) at TRUMPF facilities in Ditzingen and the 2nd day (5 June) – at LASYS exhibition floor in Messe Stuttgart (15 km from Ditzingen). The networking dinner after the workshop at TRUMPF will be organised in Stuttgart (4 June), so we recommend all the participants to look for the hotel there (more details below).

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 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. 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.

Please note that all the participants of this event will get a free access to LASYS trade show. Information, how to get tickets to be send to the registered participants by email.


4 June. Venue: TRUMPF HQ, Ditzingen

11:30 Registration | (auditorium, inside building 1.8)
12:00 Company visit
13:00 Lunch | (company restaurant)

14:00 Welcoming words and program overview, Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC | (auditorium, inside building 1.8)
14:05 Welcome by host: Thomas Rettich, Research and Science Coordinator, TRUMPF
14:20 KEYNOTE: Industrial Laser Systems and their Applications / Andreas Popp, Principal Expert Technology Scouting, TRUMPF

15:00 Session 1 : Setting up the scene

15:00 – 15:15 Driving (and Seeding) Your Competitive Advantage / Mantvydas Jasinskas, Deputy Director of Commerce, EKSPLA
15:15 – 15:30 Taking advantage of industrial networks in laser machine building / Cliff Jolliffe, Head of Segment Marketing Automation, Physik Instrumente (PI)
15:30 – 15:45 Control of 3D laser processes: from additive manufacturing to 3D texturing / Tadas Kildusis, CEO, Direct Machining Control / MB Cognitio
15:45 – 16:00 Your Eyes, Our Passion – Eye Protection Against Laser Radiations / Marco Paletti, Product Manager, Univet
16:00 – 16:15 New High Speed Laser Sensors, Technology and Testing / Sergio Pellegrino, R&D Director, laserpoint
16:15 – 16:30 Simplifying matters: focus on sustainable growth / Tomas Jankauskas, COO, Altechna

16:30 – 17:10  Coffee Break

17:10 Session 2: Laser components and systems

17:10 – 17:25  Real time M² and focus position measurement from mW to kW with BWA-MON / Sven Schreiber, Head of Sales, LASER COMPONENTS
17:25 – 17:40 Pulse picking solutions for industrial laser applications / Audrius Jakstas, Program Manager, OPTOLITA
17:40 – 17:55 High power laser diodes and beam shaping systems / Andrea Braglia, CEO, OPI Photonics
17:55 – 18:10 Truly Agile Fiber Lasers with customizable pulse shaping and advanced gain control  Miguel Melo, Co-founder & Director, MWTECHNOLOGIES
18:10 – 18:25 Cooling your Laser Diode with Direct Evaporation / Konrad Laufs, Business Line Manager, AMS Technologies
18:25 – 18:40 High Power Burn-in and Life Test / Martin Collins, VP Sales and Marketing, Yelo
18:40 – 18:55 Laser safety: update on new legal regulations and innovative products / Jürgen Palkoska, Key Account Manager, Laservision

18:55 Bus transfer (ordered by EPIC) / Self transfer to the dinner place in Stuttgart (restaurant Zirbelstube at Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten (Schillerstrasse 23, 70173, Stuttgart))
19:30 Executive Dinner at the restaurant Zirbelstube

5 June. Venue: Messe Stuttgart, co-located to LASYS show

08:30 Arrival and welcoming coffee | (meeting room 7.1)
09:15 Summary of first day, set expectations for second day, Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC
09:25 Welcoming words by Messe Stuttgart

09:30 Session 3: Laser Optics and elements

09:30 – 09:45 Highly optimized aspheres for laser applications / Sabrina Matthias, Senior Product Manager, asphericon
09:45 – 10:00 Vacuum sputtering, micromolding and hermetic packaging solving laser technology bottlenecks /  Holger Berthelsen, Managing Director, IHB Consulting & Trading
10:00 – 10:15 Optimized Laser Processing Based on MPLC Beam Shaping / Jean-François Morizur, CEO, CAILabs
10:15 – 10:30 Refractive beam shaping for high-power laser applications / Roy McBride, Managing Director, PowerPhotonic
10:30 – 10:45 Customized optical fiber solutions for the next generation of fiber lasers / Erik Bottcher, CEO, NYFORS

10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 Session 4: Laser systems and its optimization

11:30 – 11:45 Nanosecond UV Laser Annealing /  Herve Besaucele, CTO, LASSE
11:45 – 12:00 LBO – an optical material enabling lasers used in high precision processes / Marc-André Herrmann, International Sales Engineer, CRISTAL LASER
12:00 – 12:15 Optical Coherence Tomography for Industrial Applications / David Heard, VP Sales EMEA, Santec Europe
12:15 – 12:45 Panel discussion and closing remarks

12:45 Lunch
13:30 Common tour around exhibition | (hall 4)
14:00 End of the meeting


4 June meeting – TRUMPF facilities (Johan – Maus Str. 2, 71254, Ditzingen, Germany). Directrions to TRUMPF, how to find parking and the meeting room are HERE.
4 June dinner – restaurant Zirbelstube (Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten, Schillerstrasse 23, 70173, Stuttgart).
5 June meeting – LASYS trade fair floor, Messe Stuttgart (1 Messepiazza, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany).


For hotel in Stuttgart, we recommend you to visit LASYS trade show webpage dedicated for accommodation, which you can find HERE.


EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT). Non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT). Registration includes: participation at 2 days meeting, lunches and coffee breaks, bus transfer after the 1st day to Stuttgart (TBA.), networking dinner in Stuttgart city center on 4 June, free visitor access to LASYS trade show. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you of details concerning this event.

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For any questions, please contact EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite by neringa.norbutaite@epic-asssoc.com