High Speed Laser Processing

Frequently new system technology is required to fully exploit the technical and economical potential of new or further developed techniques in laser materials processing and more powerful and higher quality laser beam sources. We develop customer tailored solutions if these system components are not yet commercially available. Examples include processing optics with enhanced functionality and hard- and software components for online process monitoring and control.


Numerous technological and system developments in the area of ablation and cutting were transferred to industrial partners. Examples of IWS innovations are:


High speed remote cutting of technical textiles

Technology and system development of a highly flexible production machine that fabricates complete (printing, cutting, folding, welding with laser) airbag protection covers in a single pass-through.

Core loss improvement of silicon steel

LMDR - Laser Magnetic Domain Refinement. The magnetically properties of grain oriented high permeable silicon steel used for transformer cores can be improved with a laser treatment. A local and time limited heat treatment refines the domain structure and reduces the core loss.