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06-07 February 2018 Bad Nauheim, Germany

EALA - European Automotive Laser Applications 2018

19th European Expert Conference




09.00 h                   Welcome and conference introduction
Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle, DE
Dr. Jan-Philipp Weberpals, Audi AG, DE


09.15h                Non-contact focus spot and focus shift measurement of high power lasers in the manufacturing of differential gears
Dr. Andreas Bünting, Daimler AG; Christian Dini, Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH; DE
09.45 h   An evaluation of new optical technologies for real-time laser weld monitoring
Dr. Guiseppe D'Angelo, Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., IT; Tony Pramanik, TWI Ltd., GB
10.15 h   Determining defect-related process features in laser material processes in car body manufacturing by the use of videography
Felix Tenner, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Photonic Technologies (LPT), DE
10.45 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the speakers
11.30 h   Quality assurance of laser processes based in high speed infrared imaging systems: an innovative solution for real time process monitoring and closed loop control
Rodrigo Linares, New Infrared Technologies S.L., ES
12.00 h   New texture based seam inspection for reliable detection of tiny defects
Jochen Sander, Automation W+R GmbH, DE
12.30 h  
Live polls in the auditorium
12.45 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers


14.00 h   Metal-composite joining by direct laser heating 
Annett Klotzbach, Fraunhofer (IWS), DE
14.30 h   Highly productive laser cutting and welding of plastic automotive parts
Torsten Reichl, Jenoptik AG, DE


15.00 h   New multi-spot-geometry for aesthetic and high speed aluminium welds
Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, DE
15.30 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the speakers
16.15 h   Avoiding defects in laser welding of AlMgSi alloys by means of very high feed rates
Florian Fetzer, Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), DE
16.45 h   Reliable laser joining solutions of coated materials at zero gap including quality control for automotive applications
Dr. Klaus Krastel, IPG Laser GmbH, DE
17.15 h   Active, mechanically flexible laser protection - a new approach ready to go into production
Dr. Heiko Brüning, Jutec GmbH, DE
17.45 h  
Get Together | Meet the speakers
18.45 h  
Networking Night




9.00 h   Fully automated laser welding process in industrial seating component manufacturing by means of OCT for in-situ weld depth measurement and closed loop control
Lutz König, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, DE; Dr. Martin Zubeil, Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH, DE
9.30 h   OCT application and results when laser welding
Richard Steinbrecht, Lessmüller Lasertechnik GmbH, DE
10.00 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the speakers
10.45 h   Seam tracking and welding depth determination by means of OCT technology
Jan-Patrick Hermani, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
11.15 h   Seam tracking with OCT and beam oscillation for automotive laser remote welding applications
Thibault Bautze, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, DE
11.45 h  
Live polls in the auditorium
12.00 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers


13.15 h   Laser beam brazing within the future production concept
Meinulf Hinz, Volkswagen AG, DE
13.45 h   Determining factors for the formation of effects in the melt pool in laser beam brazing
Eva Heuberger, Dr. Daniel Schmid, Audi AG, DE
14.15 h   Efficient laser beam brazing using reflections for preheating
Christoph Mittelstädt, BIAS - Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, DE
14.45 h  
OEM conclusions
15.00 h  
Farewell address and end of the conference

Subject to change (Status as of 24.01.2018)

Conference Programme!

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-384


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