At the last AKL, over 600 participants took advantage of this platform for applied laser technology, located centrally in Europe, to catch up on the latest developments in this sector and to collect ideas for future activities.
Among the top topics at the AKL’14 count additive laser processes as well as the development and application of ultra-short pulse lasers. The international audience can listen to the roughly 80 speakers from science and industry either in German or English.
The technology conference forms the core of the biannual congress, which will take place from May 8 to 9, 2014. This time, the connection of laser manufacturing processes with the digital world will play a central role: under the motto “Digital Photonic Production,” experts will be exhibiting new technological and economic perspectives for processes such as laser welding, cutting, drilling, ablating and generating. In addition to these laser-based processes, which encompass macro as well as micro processing in various branches of the manufacturing industry, a third highlight will lie on the youngest developments of laser beam sources of the next generation. Be it tunable solid-state lasers, diode, fiber or ultra-short pulse lasers, AKL’14 will be presenting current innovations from the industry and applied science.
Laser Knowledge for Users, Beginners and Decision Makers
The technology conference will be accompanied by a sponsors‘ exhibition, at which over 40 renowned laser, component and system manufacturers will be ready to answer the professional audience’s questions regarding laser-based solutions. Due to great demand, a Laser Technology ABC seminar for “laser novices“ will again be offered. On May 7, 2014, experts will be offering companies with little experience in laser technology a structured, praxis-oriented overview of the advantages lasers can offer them.
On the Technology Business Day’14 on May 7, 2014, managing directors, marketing managers as well as sales directors will be able to receive an overview of the laser markets worldwide and sector-specific insight for the use of laser technology in the manufacturing industry.
The schedule of the AKL’14 will be published in fall 2013 at www.lasercongress.org.
The International Laser Technology Congress AKL’14 is organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. The European Commission, the European Photonics Industry Consortium EPIC, the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V., the European Laser Institute ELI as well as the industry associations SPECTARIS, VDA, VDMA and VDI all assist the forum as supporting organizations.
ContactsSilke Boehr, Dipl.-Betrw
“Lasers in Composites Symposium” in Aachen – from Science to Application
19.09.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
I-ESA 2018 – Call for Papers
12.09.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK
Plants and algae use the enzyme Rubisco to fix carbon dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere and converting it into biomass. Algae have figured out a way to increase the efficiency of carbon fixation. They gather most of their Rubisco into a ball-shaped microcompartment called the pyrenoid, which they flood with a high local concentration of carbon dioxide. A team of scientists at Princeton University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University and the Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry have unravelled the mysteries of how the pyrenoid is assembled. These insights can help to engineer crops that remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while producing more food.
A warming planet
Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.
The researchers report online in Nature (Schmidt et al., 2017. Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex, DOI: 10.1038/nature24005) that synapses in...
Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a...
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole...
For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results – obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay – were recently published in the journal Nature.
Multiferroics are materials that simultaneously react to electric and magnetic fields. These two properties are rarely found together, and their combined...
19.09.2017 | Event News
12.09.2017 | Event News
06.09.2017 | Event News
22.09.2017 | Life Sciences
22.09.2017 | Medical Engineering
22.09.2017 | Physics and Astronomy