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Workshop on Shaping, Analyzing & Monitoring the Laser Beam at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

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Martinsried, Germany, 25th April 2019 – Shaping, analysis and monitoring of the laser beam are crucial for optimum material processing using lasers. The EPIC workshop »Shaping, Analyzing and Monitoring the Laser Beam in Material Processing Applications« organized by AMS Technologies on 25 June 2019 at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair in Munich will show which current techniques are available and what experience users have made with these techniques. The target group of the workshop are users and system integrators who already use or plan to apply laser systems in material processing.

AMS Technologies, Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for Optical, Power and Thermal Management Technologies, is providing valuable specialist knowledge of practical relevance to interested visitors of the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 trade fair. In a 100-minute EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) workshop, participants learn which techniques can be used to shape, analyze and monitor the laser beam in material processing.

EPIC Workshop »Shaping, Analyzing and Monitoring the Laser Beam in Material Processing Applications«, Wednesday 25 June 2019, 10:00-11:40, Conference Room B22 at the Munich International Trade Fair

Lasers are the tool of choice for many demanding tasks in material processing. But how to create the optimum beam profile? How can the quality of the laser beam and the processing result be analyzed or even continuously monitored during the process? What technologies are available on the market and are they suitable for my requirements? And what experiences have other users already had?

The Workshop "Shaping, Analyzing and Monitoring the Laser Beam in Material Processing Applications" provides answers to these questions. Seven technical experts from five different countries will provide the participants of this workshop with all relevant facts and trends concerning the laser beam in material processing, present current technologies and share the experiences made with their application.

In his opening keynote, Alexander Denkl, Head of Application Engineering at Lessmueller Lasertechnik, will introduce Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a tool for beam tracking, penetration depth measurement and seam monitoring from a user's point of view. Dr. Malte Kumkar, TRUMPF Laser Application Center, will then demonstrate the potential of three-dimensional beam shaping for new and improved material processing. Artificial intelligence for real-time quality analysis of welding processes with a hybrid laser source in battery production is the subject of a joint presentation by Maurizio Gattiglio, Chairman of Convergent Photonics and Giovanni di Stefano, Head of Materials and Process Technology, Comau.

Dr. Shogo Yagi, Senior Expert Engineer at NTT Advanced Technology, will introduce water-cooled, reflective Diffractive Optical Elements that can be used to change a laser beam’s intensity profile and focal depth. A system that allows the measurement and continuous control of size, position and power of a high-power laser beam directly at the workpiece will be presented by Oren Aharon, CTO of Duma Optronics. At the end of the workshop, Rodrigo Linares, Business Development Manager at NIT New Infrared Technologies, will show how an inline infrared camera can be used to measure the melt pool geometry at high speed and control it in a closed loop.

All presentations of the EPIC workshop will be held in English language and the technical experts will be available for discussions during a light lunch provided after the presentations. Attendance fee is 70 Euro, EPIC members and AMS Technologies customers can register for a special rate of 50 Euro. Each registered attendee will receive a voucher code for online purchases in the AMS Technologies portal.

Further details and an online registration form can be found at

About EPIC

EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. Its members encompass the entire value chain from LED Lighting, Photovoltaic Solar Energy, Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors, Imaging, Displays, Projectors, Optic Fiber, and other photonic related technologies. For more information please visit

About AMS Technologies

AMS Technologies is Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for Optical, Power and Thermal Management Technologies.

For more than 35 years, AMS Technologies has supported the European market with leading, innovative technologies and products that allow our customers to take a prime position in their chosen markets. AMS Technologies delivers solutions into a variety of high-tech markets, including renewable energies, medical, defence & aerospace, research & scientific and various other industrial segments. Our customer base consists of Europe’s largest leading technology corporations, a network of universities and research institutes as well as the most promising start-ups.

We thrive by working in a ‘customer first’ environment. Our pan-European customers are serviced from a network of local offices in Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Sweden, with a focused operations and logistics center located in Munich, Germany.

For further information about AMS Technologies, please visit our website

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AMS Technologies AG
Caspar Grote
Fraunhofer Str. 22
82152 Martinsried
phone +49-89-89 577-173

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