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Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge

The Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) of the University of Stuttgart was founded in 1986 and contributes to the progress of laser technologies for materials processing with outstanding research and training.

The main activities are currently devoted to selected topics in the fields of laser beam sources (especially the thin-disk laser), optical elements and components for beam delivery and beam shaping, system engineering for laser-based manufacturing, as well as fundamental investigations on the light-matter interaction with the subsequent process development of macro and micro applications for industrial manufacturing.


Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Thomas Graf

Ms. Roswitha Fischer

University of Stuttgart
Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW)
Pfaffenwaldring 43
70569 Stuttgart

Tel. +49 (0)711 685-66841
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