SLT 2010 Review
From 8. to 10. June 2010 more than 350 laser experts and users from all over the world met for the sixth time in Stuttgart to discuss highlights and the latest innovations in the field of laser-based manufacturing technologies. More than 70 talks were given with simultaneous translation in German and English.
The Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum 2010 was organized by the IFSW and took place together with the international trade fair LASYS, the LPM conference and the WLT short course at the Neue Messe Stuttgart.
Experts from science and industry discussed the actual developments in laser technologies, best-practice examples of laser applications in materials processing and gathered information on future trends in laser development as well as on beam shaping and beam delivery. Again the application of high-brilliance lasers, mainly fiber and thin-disk lasers, as well as the promising results on the potential of radially and tangentially polarized laser beams in materials processing belonged to the emphasized topics.
The special session to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser was a major highlight with three renowned speakers: Prof. em. Anthony Siegman (Stanford University) recollected the invention and the early developments of laser sources, Dr. E.h. Paul Seiler (Schramberg) depicted the introduction of the laser into industrial applications, and David Belforte (Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Laser Solution) devoted his talk to the economic history of the laser.
We are very satisfied with the consistently positive feedback to the SLT 2010. The next Stuttgart Laser Technology
We look forward to your attendance at the SLT.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, Director if the IFSW
Dr. Rudolf Weber, Head of Process Development at the IFSW