Conferences and workshops

Fraunhofer IWS regularly organizes conferences and workshops to update you on the current state of research and development work in laser, surface and materials technology.


Online Workshop / 7.2.2023

MPS User Days – Microsystems for physiological cell culture

Microphysiological systems (MPS) are a high-performance tool for research and development in the field of tissue reconstruction, drug and cytotoxicity studies. Fraunhofer IWS has established a wide range of technical expertise in design, configuration, operation, monitoring and analysis of these systems and has developed its own technology platform for the setup of MPS.


On-Site Workshop / 15.–16.03.2023 / Dresden

Beam Shaping – New solutions for laser material processing

The workshop is aimed at experienced laser users in industry as well as integrators and manufacturers of lasers, optics and system modules.


Conference / 15.–16.03.2023 / Berlin

Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference (DDMC)

Organized by the Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing, the DDMC is a bi-annual cutting-edge forum for discussion on Additive Manufacturing, including its application in industry and the environmental impact of such new manufacturing technologies. Impact on health, sustainability and society will also be discussed.


Conference / 26.–29.06.2023 / Munich

Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM)

The LiM focuses on the latest developments and future trends in laser materials processing. The conference topics address everyone interested in the potential of lasers in manufacturing from theory to application. In addition to micro and macro processing, a focus is also on additive manufacturing. 

The LiM is organized by the German Scientific Society for Lasers and Photonics (WLT).


On-Site Event / 12.–13.09.2023 / Dresden

Dry Coating Forum: Shaping the future of dry battery electrode processing

Fraunhofer IWS provides a dedicated platform and launches the Dry Coating Forum. DCF is a forum for material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, cell makers and end users to exchange information about current trends, developments and challenges in the field of dry coating technologies.


Hybrid (Dresden & Online) / 29.11.–01.12.2023

Laser Symposium & ISAM 2023

Combined into one joint conference, Laser Symposium and ISAM will provide a unique platform for the exchange of ideas and for industrial networking. As participant, you will benefit from overlaps in content and gain exciting insights into new topics.