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Symposium H2: Materials Processing Science with Lasers as Energy Sources—A Symposium in Honor of Professor Juergen Heinrich

11th CMCEE

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Industrial production processes are inconceivable without lasers. Lasers are used in numerous areas of materials processing, such as cutting, drilling, and welding. Advantages of laser technologies include their cost-effectiveness, the reproducible adjustability of process parameters, and the excellent quality of processed products. Laser systems are suitable for providing controllable energies in a defined volume with a minimum heat transfer to surrounding components. Furthermore, the transfer of process heat via lasers does not impose the risk of contamination or unwanted chemical reactions with gaseous media from, for example, a combustion process. These unique properties are continuously stimulating new applications for lasers as energy sources in thermal processing. Consequently, novel processing routes in additive manufacturing (stereolithography, selective laser sintering), coating technologies (pulsed laser deposition, matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation), and nanoparticle synthesis (laser ablation, laser vaporisation) are on their way from research to industry. Getting acquainted with these approaches, their relative merits and limits, has the potential to trigger new developments in the field of laser assisted materials processing. This symposium will bring together experts from materials science and from the laser community with common interests in laser assisted materials processing. 


Proposed session topics:

  • Lasers vaporization
  • Laser sintering of ceramics
  • Cutting, drilling, and joining
  • Laser fusing 


  • Jens Günster, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, BAM, Germany
  • Frank A. Müller, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
  • Francis Cambier, INISMa-CRIBC (EMRA), Belgium
  • Carina Oelgardt, H.C. Starck GmbH, Goslar
  • Christof Siebert, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany 


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