In response to significant demand, AKL’12 will also include a focus seminar on the topic of ultrashort pulse (USP) laser technology for the very first time. USP lasers with pulse length in the picosecond and femtosecond ranges are widely regarded as the premier precision tool of the future. Experts will be introducing the foundations of this technology and showing how USP lasers can be used for applications such as structuring solar cells, manufacturing medical technology products and processing fiber-composite components in lightweight construction environments.
Echoing the successful format of previous conferences, the main program will once again be covering the very latest laser manufacturing systems for micro and macro materials processing as well as innovative developments of laser beam sources. Participants will learn about a wide range of laser applications such as processing high-strength car body parts and producing high-quality wear protection coatings. Furthermore, they can find out what perspectives new laser beam sources can offer manufacturing.
For those participants who are more interested in the commercial and sales side of laser technology, the Technology Business Day (TBT) will provide relevant, up-to-the-minute information on the current status and future perspectives of the European, Asian and American laser markets. In addition, experts from various sectors of manufacturing industry will be highlighting recent material trends and discussing the technological challenges these present to laser material processing.Live demonstration of laser technology
Registrations for AKL’12 are already open at www.lasercongress.org and an early booking discount is available if you sign up by March 23, 2012.
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