For the 11th time, highlights and innovations in the field of industrial, laser-based manufacturing bring together experts and users at the Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum (SLT). The conference enables a unique transfer of knowledge through visionary plenary events and top-class expert lectures. The fair LASYS 2022 (International Trade Fair for Laser Material Processing) and the conference SLT 2022 mutually benefit each other.
In research, the focus is primarily on material influences in welding, but also in additive processes. In ablative processes, developments are being spurred on in particular by the current rapid increase in the average power of ultrashort pulsed lasers, which also pose major challenges in terms of system technology. These are all topics that will also shape the SLT 2022.
The mission of the SLT is to address laser technologies for materials processing in a fundamentally scientific and yet comprehensible manner with a strong contribution by international and German research institutions and exemplify the scientific conclusions by presentations on corresponding industrial implementations.
Invited plenary speakers on June 21 will be Dr. Christian Schmitz, TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH and the professor newly appointed to the chair of "Laser Technology in Manufacturing" at the IFSW. On June 22, Prof. Dr. Ludger Overmeyer, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Dr. Thomas Stammler, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH and Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, IFSW, University of Stuttgart, will give an interesting plenary talk.
The talks will be given in English or German, with simultaneous translation of all presentations.