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Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum (SLT)


SLT 2020 from 16 to 17 June 2020


Highlights and innovations in the field of industrial laser-based manufacturing brought together experts and users at the 10th Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum (SLT) from 5th until 6th June 2018. The SLT was organized by the IFSW and took 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 biennial cycle is aimed at knowledge transfer and is recognized as an essential international user forum of the laser branch. The presentations were held in English and German, with simultaneous translation for the German and English talks.

As in the past the core topics of the SLT 2018 covered 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 particularly highlighted 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 were also presented. 

The talks given by international experts from research and development provided a profound overview over the actual trends in laser technology. In particular, the SLT provided an insight in the corresponding fundamentals with respect to future applications. This was complemented by presentations from the industries which document the actual state of innovation transfer.

The relaxed time-table together with the agreeable venue provided the perfect frame for successful networking. An evening event following the first day provided more opportunities for exchange with a visit to the laboratory directly at the IFSW.

We look forward seeing you again at the SLT 2020!

Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, Director of the IFSW
Dr. Rudolf Weber, Head of Process Development
Dr. Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Head of Laser Development and Laser Optics
Dipl.-Ing. Volkher Onuseit, Head of System Engineering