Workshop “Shaping, Analyzing and Monitoring the Laser Beam in Material Processing Applications” at Laser World of Photonics 2019

25 June 2019

Munich, Germany

Hosted by: AMS Technologies



Lasers are the tool of choice for many demanding tasks in material processing. But how to create the optimum beam profile? How can the quality of the laser beam and the processing result be analyzed or even continuously monitored during the process? What technologies are available on the market and are they suitable for my requirements? And what experiences have other users already had?

All these topics will be addressed at the workshop. On Tuesday, 25 June, seven technical experts will present all relevant facts and trends around the laser beam in material processing, as well as current technologies and share the experiences made with their application.

In his opening keynote, Alexander Denkl, Head of Application Engineering at Lessmueller Lasertechnik, will introduce Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a tool for beam tracking, penetration depth measurement and seam monitoring from a user’s point of view. Dr. Malte Kumkar, TRUMPF Laser Application Center, will then demonstrate the potential of three-dimensional beam shaping for new and improved material processing. Artificial intelligence for real-time quality analysis of welding processes with a hybrid laser source in battery production is the subject of a joint presentation by Maurizio Gattiglio, Chairman Convergent Photonics and Giovanni di Stefano, Head of Materials and Process Technology, Comau.

Dr. Shogo Yagi, Senior Expert Engineer at NTT Advanced Technology, will introduce water-cooled, reflective Diffractive Optical Elements that can be used to change a laser beam’s intensity profile and focal depth. A system that allows the measurement and continuous control of size, position and power of a high-power laser beam directly at the workpiece will be presented by Oren Aharon, CTO of Duma Optronics. At the end of the workshop, Rodrigo Linares, Business Development Manager at NIT New Infrared Technologies, will show how an inline infrared camera can be used to measure the melt pool geometry at high speed and control it in a closed loop.


09:30 – 10:00 Welcoming coffee
10:00 – 10:02 Opening words – Jan Meise, CEO, AMS Technologies (GERMANY)
10:02 – 10:05 Welcoming words – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

10:05 – 10:25 KEYNOTE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) – a milestone for laser welding applications – Alexander Denkl, Head of Aplication Engineering, Lessmueller Lasertechnik (GERMANY)
10:25 – 10:40 Beam shaping for industrial laser processing – Malte Kumkar, Expert Laser Application Development, Laser Application Center, TRUMPF Lasertechnik (GERMANY)
10:40 – 10:55 Archetype solution for laser-based battery assembly with pouch architecture for low volumes production rate – Maurizio Gattiglio, Chairman & CEO, Convergent Photonics (USA) and Giovanni Di Stefano, Head of Materials & Process Technologies, Comau (ITALY)
10:55 – 11:10 Water-cooled reflective DOEs for high power lasers – Shogo Yagi, Senior Expert Engineer, NTT Advanced Technology (JAPAN)
11:10 – 11:25 Online laser beam monitoring for high power lasers – Oren Aharon, CTO, Duma Optronics (ISRAEL)
11:25 – 11:40 Fast LAM process control system measuring and maintaining melt pool geometry – German Vergara, CTO, NIT – New Infrared Technologies (SPAIN)

11:40 – 11:45 Closing remarks – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
11:45 – 12:30 Light lunch & networking
12:45 End of the meeting

Speakers biographies and descriptions of the topics can be found HERE.


Conference room B22 at Messe München, next to hall B2 on the first floor. Map is available HERE.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members, customers invited by AMS and other invited companies: 50 EUR (excluding VAT);  others: 70 EUR (excluding VATavailable until 20 June. After the deadline prices will be increased of 50 EUR.  By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC &AMS will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Ticket to this meeting also includes one – day complementary ticket to LWP for 25 June. Each registered attendee will receive a voucher code for online purchases in the AMS Technologies portal worth €30.

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