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11-12 February 2020 Bad Nauheim, Germany

EALA - European Automotive Laser Applications 2020

21st European Expert Conference



Monday, 10 FEBRUARY 2020

17 - 19 h  

Technology Briefing

  • Lasers in electric vehicle production

Tuesday, 11 FEBRUARY 2020

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


9.00 h   Laser applications for electric powertrain components
Christian Elsner, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE
9.25 h   Structural components for high voltage batteries – strategies for low-distortion laser beam welding of smooth and sealed seams for battery boxes
Pravin Sievi, Scansonic MI GmbH, DE
9.50 h   Innovations for paint stripping in electric mobility
Edwin Büchter, Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, DE
10.15 h   Remote laser welding components for e-mobility with the help of image processing
Matthias Kühnel, II-VI Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, DE
10.40 h  
Coffee and contacts
  • incl. Meet the Speakers
  • incl. 15min Guided Tour in the exhibition
11.25 h   Improved rate capability of cathodes for lithium-ion batteries by laser-based modification
Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Laser Application Center (LAZ), DE
11.50 h   High-current conductor connections - Strategies for spatter-free laser beam welding on e-mobility assemblies with tolerances
Dr. Florian Albert, Scansonic MI GmbH, DE
12.15 h   Highly integrated laser systems and innovative welding technologies as standard for large-scale electric drive production
Matthias Beranek, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
12.40 h   Fully automated laser welding of hairpins with batch-size one
Thibault Bautze, Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH, DE
13.05 h  
Live Polls in the auditorium
13.15 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers


14.30 h   Economical aspects of the remote laser welding in serial production: potential and approaches by the perspective of the processing tool
Dr. Jan-Philipp Weberpals, Audi AG, DE; Timur Demirbas, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, DE
14.55 h   Tailored laser beams for remote processing
Morten Kristiansen, Aalborg University, Department of Materials and Production, DK
15.20 h   How applying active beam shaping and automation shifts the limits of laser welding
Sebastian Moser, Precitec, Inc, US; WeiJie Zhang, Gestamp Autotech Engineering R&D USA Inc., US
15.45 h  
Coffee and contacts
  • incl. Meet the Speakers
  • incl. 15min Guided Tour in the exhibition
16.30 h   High dynamic beam shaping by piezo driven modules – New possibilities for laser processing
Dr. Jens Standfuss, Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS), DE
16.55 h   Blue high-power diode lasers in the multi kW range for new process capabilities in welding of materials for electromobility
Dr. Christoph Ullmann, Laserline GmbH, DE
17.20 h   Welding with kW-class laser in the visible wavelength (green and blue)
Dr. Tim Hesse, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
17.45 h  
Get Together | Meet the Speakers
19.00 h  
Networking Dinner

Wednesday, 12 FEBRUARY 2020



8.30 h   Laser welding of laser additive manufactured components - potentials, challenges and solutions
Frank Beckmann, Fraunhofer Institute IAPT, DE
8.55 h   Numerical study of laser lap welding of thin-gage Zn-coated steels
Joshua Solomon, General Motors LLC, US
9.20 h   Optimizing the grain structure to improve hot cracking resistance of laser beam welds
Christian Hagenlocher, University of Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), DE
9.45 h   Laser processing for hybrid metal-composite applications
Daniele Bassan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles S.p.A, IT
10.10 h  
Coffee and contacts
  • incl. Meet the Speakers
  • incl. 15min Guided Tour in the exhibition


10.55 h   Highspeed laser measurement optimizes the development of multifocal laser processes at Volkswagen
Alexander Franz, Volkswagen AG, DE; Nicolas Meunier, Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH/MKS Instruments, Inc., DE
11.20 h   Implementation case of I3LASWELD: an industrial solution for real-time laser welding QA
Rodrigo Linares, New Infrared Technologies, S.L., ES
11.45 h   Remote laser welding of car doors with optical seam tracking
Jens Schwerdtner, II-VI Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, DE
12.10 h   Monitoring of laser beam parameters in the workspace of scanner based machines for additive manufacturing
Thomas Umschlag, Primes GmbH, DE
12.35 h  
Live polls in the auditorium
12.45 h  
Lunch break | Meet the speakers
14.00 h   Closed-loop control of weld penetration in remote laser welding of aluminium components integrating OCT sensor, signal processing and artificial intelligence
Dr. Jens Reiser, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, DE; Dr. Pasquale Franciosa, WMG, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, UK
14.25 h   ICI/OCT technology in production of automotive seat rails
Ralf Stromeyer, Brose North America Inc., US; Dr. Paul Webster, IPG Photonics Canada, CA
14.50 h   OCT in powertrain production
Richard Steinbrecht, Lessmüller Lasertechnik GmbH, DE
15.15 h   OEM conclusions
Members of the OEM Advisory Board on current trends and challenges in laser-based automotive manufacturing processes
15.30 h  
Farewell address and end of the conference

Subject to change (Status as of: 16.01.2020)

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Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Jannike von Kampen

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


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