EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Current and Future Challenges for Laser Cutting

05 July 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST


Sponsored by

OPTOMAN-colors (5)
Edmund Optics Europe (1)


Cutting is one of the first material processes that have been overtaken by laser-based machines. Nevertheless, challenges are still present and improvements can be implemented, e.g. in the treatment of different materials and the approach to different thicknesses, from millimeter to centimeter-thick plates. The full value chain including components manufacturers, system integrators and end-users will discuss how to optimize the laser-based cutting process, increasing throughput and diversifying applications.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Francesca Moglia, Project Leader for Laser Technology at EPIC


Benjamin Bernard
Staff Engineer Unit Process Development at Infineon Technologies

Working together with RTD performers and end users Markus guiding principle is to continuously increase the reliability and the use of process monitoring and process control devices in laser materials processing.

Markus Kogel-Hollacher
Head of Department R&D Projects at Precitec Group
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Andreas’ previous roles cover the development of industrial robot sales or turn-key solutions at laser based Tailored Blank Welding. As a member of the Industry Management Mobility at TRUMPF he is responsible for laser-based joining and cutting applications at the BIW- and seat area.

Andreas Müllegger
Industry Management Automotive at TRUMPF
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Marco has a master’s degree in electronic engineer and has been in laser technology for 25 years. His job is to follow the market, listen to the customers and understand what are the right solutions for their needs.


Alexander Igelmann, Co-Founder at LIDROTEC
Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
André Volkert, Sales Manager at asphericon
Andrea Braglia, Director at nLIGHT
Andrea Tomasi, Application Engineer at SCHOTT
Andreas Brand, Head of Laser Process Development at Fraunhofer ISE
Andreas Wollscheidt, Sales Manager at Amplitude
Antti Salminen, Professor at University of Turku
Ardalan Masoumi, Director Sales Electronics at InnoLas Solutions
Baptiste Latouche, Research Engineer at Aperam
Barbara Herdt, International Sales at Laser Components
Bill Bottoms, Chairman at 3MTS
Carlo Mantegazza, Area Sales Manager at Evlaser
Chaitanya Vaidya, Project Engineer at x-PK Engineering
Christian Schröter, Sales Director at Optoprim
Christoph Epple, Key Account Manager at DISCO HI-TEC
Christoph Hofer, Optical Engineer at CSEM
Cinzia Emmanuello, Optical Engineer at Polytechnic of Milano
Claudia Reinlein, Manager at ROBUST
Daniel Lloyd, Development Engineer at Laser Optical Engineering
Dariusz Swierad, Business Development Manager at Fluence
Duarte Mota, Engineer at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Efi Roten, Engineering Director at Ophir
Egidijus Vanagas, CEO at Evana Technologies
Eren Kumbay, Technology Development Manager at Durmazlar
Eric Pineau, Sales Director at INO
Ernst Frank, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Eugen Bärwald, Area Sales Manager at MPS
Fabien Ghez, Chief Sales Officer at Cailabs
Fabrizio Ferranti, Sales Manager at Univet
Francois Coursaget, General Manager at NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES
Frank Reil, Research Scientist at Joanneum Research
German de la Fuente, Professor of Research at INMA
Greg Bagnoud, Director Business Development at MPS Microsystems
Hal Nielsen, Optics Applications Engineer at Moxtek
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader at CSIR
Ivan Blini, Sales Manager at Sei Laser
Jan Heeringa, Global Business Development at Demcon Focal
Janina Knothe, Technical Sales Director at Smart Move
Jean-Francois, Consultant Senior Expert at JFP Space Consulting
Johannes Pfund, CEO at Optocraft
Jordi Sobrino, Key Account Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics
Juha Kauppinen, Sales at Oplatek
Karen Goldberg, Marketing Manager at Holo/Or
Katlyn Dykhoff, Marketing Coordinator at Kern Laser Systems
Konstantinas Zakalskis, Business Development Manager at OPTOMAN
Kunihiko Washio, Consultant at Paradigm Laser Research
Lars Penning, CEO at Next Scan Technology
Maciej Nowakowski, Director of Operations at Polish Technological Platform on Photonics (PPTF)
Marc Potagnik, Sales at OptoSigma
Martin Kolb, Sales Engineer at Sill Optics
Matthias Koppitz, Project Manager at Qioptiq
Michael Huber, Business Director at FISBA
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Narendran Ramaiah, Director at United Spectrum Instruments
Nico Baumbach, Product Manager at Jenoptik
Niels Krauch, CTO at InnoLas Solutions
Otis Yao, Sales at SuperbIN
Paul Blair, Head of Technology at PowerPhotonic
Ralph Schachler, Sales at Finetech
Ricardas Razgaitis, Business Development Manager at Sprana
Rolf Rascher, Co-Founder at PanDao
Rüdiger Paschotta, Managing Director at RP Photonics Consulting
Rone Chiu, Consultant at P&J Science
Roy McBride, Managing Director at PowerPhotonic
Salah Oudjertli, Senior Research Scientist at Research Center In Industrial Technologies (CRTI)
Sandro Schneider, CEO at smolsys
Sarunas Vaskelis, Head of Sales at Direct Machining Control
Sergei Tsarev, CEO at Astrum LT
Sophia Wang, Overseas Marketing Director at Bodor Laser
Şöhret Görkem Karamuk, Co-founder & CEO at Lumos Laser
Sören Meyer, Sales Manager at Ferrotec
Stefano Bonora, Researcher at Dynamic-optics
Stefano Cattaneo, Director Business Development at IPG Photonics
Stefan Ulrich, Researcher at University of TabrizIfw Jena
Stefano Losa, International Sales / Partners at DIAMOND
Tilman Glaser, Manager at Carl Zeiss
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yoshifumi Kobayashi, Sales at Mitsubishi Electric


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 606526252