Based on fundamental investigations, the process development and the development of process data are carried out under industry-related aspects. In addition to metallic and ceramic materials, which have so far mainly been machined, modern mixed compounds such as aluminium-copper or aluminium-steel are becoming increasingly important for lightweight construction and electromobility.
For the research on process development the IFSW has available numerous laser materials processing machines at industrial standard which cover the full range of processes form cw cutting and welding to drilling and ablation with short and ultra-short laser pulses. For the development of reliable machining procedures the IFSW strongly benefits form the excellent diagnostics infrastructure installed in the institute‘s Center for Diagnostics of Laser-Based Manufacturing Processes.
Head of process fundamentals department