7th 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 15th 2005

Venue: Dorint Novotel at the New Munich Trade Fair


Conference Chair

Dr. Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting

Franz J. Gruber, EuroLaser

9:00 Opening


Markets and Technologies

9:05 Progress Through Beam Quality: New Applications by New Lasers
Prof. Friedrich Dausinger, Institut fuer Strahlwerkzeuge – IFSW, Stuttgart, Germany

9:35 Overseas Markets: Growth in North America – Strong Growth in Asia
David Belforte, Belforte Associates, Sturbridge, MA, USA

10:05 Laser Demand Reaches Record High – How Many Lasers Does the Market Need?
Dr. Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland

10:35 Coffee Break


Market, New Lasers, Applications

11:00 Laser Materials Processing in Japan: Applications and Markets
Dr. Kunihiko Washio, Paradigm Laser Research, Machida, Japan

11:30 Applications and Visions for Laser Processing at Volkswagen
Dr. Klaus Loeffler, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

12:00 Application Report: Laser Welding with Fiber Lasers from 200 W to 15 kW
Dr. Harald Kohn, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik – BIAS, Bremen, Germany

12:30 Lunch


Laser Application

14:00 Laser Materials Processing: Status, Trends, Limits of Application
Dr. Gerhard Hammann, Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen, Ditzingen

14.30 Low Power Diode Pumped Lasers: Applications, Technologies, Trends
David Clark, Coherent, Santa Clara, CA, USA

15:00 Increased Productivity of Laser Cutting: Not Only a Question of Laser Power
Urs Singer, Bystronic Laser, Niederoenz, Switzerland

16:00 Coffee Break


Non-Metal Processing

16:30 Plastics and Metal Processing with Laser Robots with Integrated Beam Delivery
Dr. Eberhard Kroth, Reis Robotics, Obernburg

16:30 Large Series Laser Plastics Welding – A Challenge for Measurement
Dr. Thomas Ebert, Prolas GmbH, Wuerselen

17.00 New Developments in Non Metal Cutting – Laser Cutting of Glass and Solar Cells
Alejandro Becker, Rofin Sinar, Guending

17:30 End of Conference

The spoken word shall prevail.