Highlights and innovations in the field of industrial laser-based manufacturing will
bring together experts and users at the ninth Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum (SLT) from 31 May to
1 June 2016. The SLT is organized by the
IFSW and takes place
in conjunction with the International Trade Fair for Laser Material Processing (LASYS) at the Trade Fair
Centre Stuttgart (Airport).
The Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum which takes place on a biannual cycle is aimed at
knowledge transfer and is recognized as an essential international user forum of the laser branch.
The presentations are held in English and German, with simultaneous translation for the German
As in the past the core topics of the SLT 2016 will cover the complete range from micro- to
macro-processing together with the required laser sources and beam delivery systems. In addition to
the latest developments on the common processes (cutting, welding, drilling, structuring etc.) the
conference will particularly highlight current trends such as additive manufacturing or the system
technology required to scale the productivity in micro materials processing. Correspondingly, the
latest results in the fields of ultrafast lasers, beam delivery, ultrafast scanners, and beam
shaping will also be presented.
The talks given by international experts from research and development will provide a
profound overview over the actual trends in laser technology. In particular, the SLT provide an
insight in the corresponding fundamentals with respect to future applications. This is complemented
by presentations from the industries which document the actual state of innovation transfer.
The relaxed time-table together with the agreeable venue provide the perfect frame for
successful networking. An evening event following the first day provides more opportunities for
exchange with a visit to the laboratory directly at IFSW.
We look forward to welcoming you at the SLT 2016!
Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, Head of the IFSW
Dr. Rudolf Weber, Head of Process Development at the IFSW
Dr. Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Head of Laser Development and Laser Optics at the IFSW