Topical meeting

3rd International Symposium on Materials Processing Science with Lasers as Energy Sources

Apr 22, 2014 – Apr 23, 2014, Berlin / Germany

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All professionals involved in the topics of this conference are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters by using no later than
February 28, 2014.

Nowadays industrial production processes are inconceivable without lasers. Lasers are established in numerous areas of materials processing like cutting, drilling and welding. Advantages of laser technologies include their high 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, e.g., 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. From our opinion, 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.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together experts from materials science and from the laser community with the common interest in laser assisted materials processing. Engineers from industry and scientists from research institutes will exchange information on all aspects of laser treatment of materials. Invited speakers will present recent developments in materials engineering utilizing lasers as energy sources. Oral and poster presentations will cover all classes of materials and all procedures in laser assisted materials processing.

Jens Günster,     Jürgen G. Heinrich,     Frank A. Müller

Hosted by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung
European Ceramic Society
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Technische Universität Clausthal
Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft