The network fair W3 Fair + Convention is the annual meeting place for experts in the optics hub of Wetzlar, Germany. In February 2019, around 2,800 trade visitors met 200 exhibitors and partners to find out about and discuss the latest technological developments. In total, companies and organizations from 11 countries were represented at the event.
Launch of the special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices"
For the first time the IVAM Microtechnology Network attended the W3 with a joint booth to connect manufacturers and users of microtechnologies: The special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" showed solutions for applications in the fields of optics, electronics and mechanics.
Microtechnology is essential for optical products
"Microtechnology is essential to manufacture or position high-precision optical components. For example, many lasers contain micro-optic components with ultra-precise micro or nanopositioning devices. Other optical products require processes, coatings or refinements up to the nanometer range. Vice versa, micro-optics are needed for non-destructive quality control of microtechnical components ", explains IVAM Managing Director Dr. Thomas Dietrich.
"In our special exhibition area, experts for surface metrology, micropositioning and micro-optical components and systems have successfully presented themselves this year. Also for service providers from our network, for example from the area of patent law, the fair was an interesting networking platform."
"Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" was also the title of a session of co-located forum. During the presentations, especially the topics measurement technology, 3D printing and requirements of the high-tech industry were discussed.
After this successful launch, the IVAM joint stand will be back at the W3 Fair + Convention in Wetzlar as special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" in 2020. Companies that would like to participate can get more information from IVAM.
Mona Okroy-Hellweg | IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik
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