In our “Non-conventional manufacturing processes and technology integration” department, we develop and qualify processes that make it possible to make efficient use of laser tools in the value creation process. We develop laser joining technologies for the manufacture of geometrically complex metal products and transfer these to industrial manufacturing situations. We use laser structuring to produce highly precise 3D structures for tribology and mold-making. We build prototypical processing plant for flexible shape structuring. We also develop hybrid processing technologies in which process integration makes it possible to process components with complex forms from materials that are difficult to machine – without the need to re-clamp.
In addition to techniques that enable the automated repair of tools and components and the application of anti-wear coatings, we also develop additive production technologies for metallic and ceramic tools as well as products with extremely high levels of geometric flexibility.