Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

25th International SAOT Workshop: Laser Based Additive Manufacturing

Date: 23rd-24th of November, 2015.

Place: Hotel Novotel Erlangen, Hofmannstraße 34, 91052 Erlangen

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While the SAOT covers nearly the whole spectrum of optical technologies, this workshop will concentrate on material processing, in particular on laser based additive manufacturing. About twelve experts will relate fundamentals and present research topics in the presence of an audience of doctoral candidates with a strong background in optical technologies. The focus is on Laser Beam Melting of metals in powder bed and on Laser Metal Deposition.


This workshop is jointly organized by:

Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Institute of Photonic Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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Further information on Additive Manufacturing at the Institute of Photonic Technologies:







SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.