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12-13 February 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

EALA - European Automotive Laser Applications 2019

20th European Expert Conference



Tuesday, 12 FEBRUARY 2019

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


8.45 h   Laser welding processes at Volvo Car Corporation
Dr. Oscar Andersson, Volvo Car Corporation, SE


9.15 h   How does electromobility influence laser technology - Applications along the complete process chain
Marc Kirchhoff, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
9.45 h   New blue high-power diode lasers for battery production
Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, DE
10.15 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
11.00 h   Laser welding processes and system solutions for high troughput lithium-ion battery production
Dr. Dimitrij Walter, Manz AG, DE
11.30 h   Highly flexible laser processing of single batch tubes for e-cars
Torsten Reichl, Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, DE
12.00 h   Scalable scan field sizes for the battery production of the future
Thibault Bautze, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, DE
12.30 h  
Live polls in the auditorium
12.45 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers


14.00 h   Laser spot welding of zinc-coated steels - process optimization using simulation and modeling
Joshua Solomon, General Motors Company, US
14.30 h   Modular remote laser beam welding head provides flexible application opportunities in production
Markus Lachenmaier, BMW Group, DE; Pravin Sievi, Scansonic IPT GmbH, DE
15.00 h   Multifocal laserwelding and its positive effects to seam quality and process stability in comparison to monofocal laserwelded joints
Alexander Franz, Volkswagen AG, DE
15.30 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
16.15 h   Innovative process automation for robot laser applications in the automotive industry
Thomas Flaig, Cenit AG, DE


16.45 h   OCT-Upate: New applications

The following speakers provide concise, 10-minute presentations on the latest progress in the application of Optical Coherence Tomography technologies:

- Richard Steinbrecht, Lessmüller Lasertechnik GmbH, DE
- Dr. Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, DE
- Jan-Patrick Hermani, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
- Thibault Bautze, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, DE

17.45 h  
Get Together | Meet the Speakers
19.00 h  
Networking Night

Wednesday, 13 FEBRUARY 2019



9.00 h   Fully automated joining of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced composites with metal structures in the FleyHyJoin production cell
Christoph Engelmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, DE


9.30 h   Laser thermography  feasibility for material characterization
Prof. Umberto Galietti, Politecnico di Bari (POLIBA), Department of Mechanics, Mathematics & Management; Daniele Bassan, CRF/ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles S.p.A.; IT
10.00 h   New possibilities in quality control of laser welded components by active thermography inspection system
Dr. Christian Srajbr, Edevis GmbH; Robert Ranft, Thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, DE
10.30 h  
Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
11.15 h   Investigation of delayed cracking in laser welds of high strength steel sheets
Kyohei Maeda, Kobe Steel Ltd., JP
11.45 h   AI based method to detect position and shape of all welded/soldered seams
Jochen Sander, Automation W+R GmbH, DE
12.15 h  
Live polls in the auditorium
12.30 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers


13.45 h   A completely new approach to fiber laser welding of automotive and e-mobility components
Dr. Peter Kallage, Coherent, Inc., DE
14.15 h   Laser beam diagnostics in automotive production today and tomorrow
Dr. Otto Märten, Primes GmbH, DE
14.45 h   Beam profiling for high power lasers
Dr. Andreas Reichert, Metrolux optische Messtechnik GmbH; Dr. Florian Albert, Scansonic MI GmbH, DE
15.15 h  
OEM conclusions
15.30 h  
Farewell address and end of the conference

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Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

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


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