The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has for more than 15 years carried out contract R & D work over the entire range of industrial laser development and applications. Innovative solutions for production tasks, development of new technical components, competent advice and training, highly specialized personnel, latest state-of-the-art facilities and international references provide the foundation for long-term partnerships. The numerous customers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are from sectors such as car manufacture and mechanical engineering, the chemical industry and electrical engineering, structural engineering, medical engineering, precision mechanics and optical technology.
The institute´s four business units cover a broad spectrum of vertically integrated research areas.
The business unit "laser irradiation and plasma sources" focuses on the development of innovative diode and solid-state lasers for industrial applica-tions and on compact high-power sources of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) irradiation for use in semiconductor lithography.
The business unit "laser manufacturing technol-ogy" provides solutions for cutting, ablation, drilling, welding, soldering, and for surface treat-ment and micromanufacturing. Its activities range from macroprocessing and nanostructuring to biophotonics.
The business unit "laser plant and systems tech-nology" develops, builds and installs prototype production units. Its activities include process monitoring and control, as well as control systems and system components.
The business unit "laser test and measurement technology" develops processes and systems for surface inspection, materials analysis, conformity testing of components and the analysis of static and dynamic deformation processes.
With more than 230 staff the Fraunhofer ILT is among the world´s leading contract research and development institutes in its specialist area.
Further information: http://www.ilt.fhg.de