Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

27th International SAOT Workshop

Date: December 12 - 13, 2016

Venue: Hotel Novotel Erlangen, Hofmannstraße 34, 91052 Erlangen

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Although experimental investigations of laser material processing still represent the most widely used technique to increase process understanding and to establish process models, the interest in numerical process simulations has strongly increased within the last years. Their main advantages are that in contrast to experiments, they offer access to variables that are very hard to measure or cannot be experimentally quantified at all and allow for the selective manipulation of individual process and material parameters. The goal of this workshop is to present the fundamentals and current research topics of both empiric process models and numerical process simulations of various laser material processing techniques such as laser beam welding and cutting and laser based additive manufacturing.


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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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.