6th International Laser Marketplace

The industry forum for markets and strategies in laser materials processing.

Focus on markets and trends, new applications and technologies.

Essential information for professionals and decision makers.

Date: June 26th 2003

Venue: International Congress Munich


Conference Chair

Dr. Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting

Franz J. Gruber, EuroLaser



9:00 Opening

Markets and Technologies

9:05 Laser Technology for New Markets – Application Highlights
Prof. Eckhard Beyer, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, Germany

9:35 Growth Opportunities in the Industrial Laser Market
David Belforte, Belforte Associates, Sturbridge, MA, USA

10:05 Recession Dip or Saturation: Where is the Laser Market Heading?
Dr. Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting AG, Taegerwilen, Switzerland

10:35 Coffee Break

New Lasers and Applications

11:00 Superpower Fiber Lasers – A New Era in Materials Processing
Dr. Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Laser GmbH, Burbach, Germany

11:30 High Power Laser Diodes and Diode Pumped Lasers: Applications and Trends
Dr. Wolfgang Juchmann, Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA, USA

12:00 Applications and Trends of Laser Materials Processing in China
Sun Wen, Chutian Laser, Wuhan, China

12:30 Lunch

Laser Application

14:00 New Applications and Developments for Laser Welding in the Automotive Industry
Hans Hornig, BMW AG, Munich, Germany

14.30 Laser Welding of Lightweight Structural Components for Aircraft
Dr. Peter Mueller-Hummel, EADS, Augsburg, Germany

15:00 Rapid Manufacturing: Direct Laser Metal Melting and Laser Sintering
Mike Shellabear, EOS GmbH, Planegg, Germany

15:30 Lasers in the Tool and Die Industry: Laser Caving as a Job Shop Service
Michael Koeppel, LAStec Solutions GmbH, Switzerland,
and H. Eisenacher, Lasertec GmbH, Kempten, Germany

16:00 Coffee Break

Laser Application

16:30 Innovations in Laser Plastics Welding
Kai Lenfert, Laserquipment AG, Erlangen, Germany

17:00 Lasers in Job Shops: A Manufacturing Oriented Service
Gerhard Weihbrecht, M. Weihbrecht Lasertechnik GmbH, Wolpertshausen, Germany

17.30 Handheld Laser Systems for Industrial Application
Christian Schmid, Mobillasertec GmbH, Wolfsburg, Germany

18:00 End of Conference

The spoken word shall prevail.