Basic knowledge of lasers for newcomers

LASYS 2014: basic knowledge of laser technology to be imparted during the 2-day "Short Course - Basics on Lasers and Laser Material Processing" organised by WLT e.V.

Things will be made easy for newcomers to the field of laser technology during LASYS 2014, International Trade Fair for Laser Material Processing. That's because WLT e.V. (German Scientific Laser Society) is staging the workshop "Short Course - Basics on Lasers and Laser Material Processing" for the third time in succession during LASYS 2014. This Short Course will be held on the morning of 25 and 26 June 2014, i.e. the last two days of the trade fair. LASYS 2014 will actually start at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre on 24 June 2014.

"The 'Short Course' attracted large crowds in the past since the contents of our programme capture precisely the spirit of the times. The participants mostly appreciate the standard of the talks because they cover the exact requirements of the participants and provide a general overview of the possibilities of laser technology without getting bogged down in scientific details," said Prof. Andreas Ostendorf, President of WLT and the responsible Conference Director.

The "Short Course" is mainly aimed at newcomers to the field of laser material processing who want to gain a good insight and overview of what lasers can actually do. Renowned laser institutes and companies will be represented by competent speakers who will pass on their many years of knowledge.

Two key topics: laser technology and its application

There will again be two key topics this year: laser material processing will be the focal point from 10.00 to 13.10 on 25 June 2014. The practical application of laser technology will be described in detail. The emphasis will be on laser machining of larger components, e.g. welding, cutting or coating. Precision laser material processing in electronics production and precision engineering will also be highlighted. During the fourth talk the course participants will learn about the new opportunities being opened up in production engineering through rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing. Other topics on the workshop agenda will include monitoring of laser processes and related product quality assurance. Finally, the VDI Technology Centre will show the ways in which government funding can be obtained.

Laser system technology and laser beam sources will then be the focal points from 10.00 to 14.00 on the second day, 26 June 2014. Newcomers will be able here to obtain information about the basic principles of lasers, the characteristics and performance of ultra-high beam sources and the use and advantages of pulsed laser technology. Other talks will examine the different possibilities of beam shaping and beam control, as well as the numerous variants of system technology for laser processing. The topics of laser safety and occupational safety when dealing with laser systems will also be illustrated. "Anyone attending the two workshop days will obtain an excellent basis to better assess the relevance of laser technology for industrial production processes and will acquire a good overview of what is now possible with different laser systems," said Dr. Cemal Esen, Managing Director of WLT, who will also act as a speaker.

Workshop days can be individually booked

The talks will be held in Room C 6.2. at the International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS). Every key topic and workshop day can also be individually booked. A day ticket will cost €94.00 and a combined ticket for both days €180.00. For further information, please visit:

LASYS 2014 with a first-class accompanying programme

LASYS is not only indispensable as the most important trade fair for the laser material processing industries, it is also an excellent advanced training and information platform. This is clearly demonstrated by an extraordinarily varied accompanying programme. Because in addition to the Short Course, the accompanying programme will feature the Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum 2014, the technical forum "Lasers in Action", the Stuttgart Laser Marketplace and, for the first time, the two focus topics of "Robotic & Automation" and "Laser-additive manufacturing".

Other interesting trade fairs relating to the user industries for laser material processing will also be staged concurrently at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre next to the airport: the UKIP automotive trade fairs Engine Expo, Vehicle Dynamics Expo , Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo, and Automotive Interiors Expo , as well as O&S, International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments and Coatings, and parts2clean, Leading International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning.

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