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.


11.–13.03.2024 / Bad Schandau
Organizer: OES

Microprinting 2024

Emerging Trends in Microprinting: Materials, Methods and Applications

The workshop will cover the whole range from fundamental research to industrial applications. It will provide a forum for scientists and engineers from universities, research institutions and industry to discuss current challenges and future scenarios related to neuromorphic organic devices.


13.03.–14.03.2024 / Dresden
Organizer: Fraunhofer IWS

Laser Process Monitoring

Offline, Inline, Online

You will get insights into the state-of-the-art of process monitoring for industrial laser processes such as cutting, welding, hardening, structuring and additive manufacturing. We will introduce you to the various optical, acoustic, and thermal methods. In numerous lectures and demonstrations in the laboratory, you will learn more about opportunities and limitations of process monitoring. 


14.06.2024 / Dresden
Organizer: State Capital Dresden

Dresden Long Night of Sciences

Experience Science Up Close

Dresden's Fraunhofer Institutes open their doors for a look inside the laboratories and offer visitors a varied program.


26.–30.08.2024 / Dresden
Organizer: Fraunhofer IWS & TU Dresden

13th International Summer School

Trends and New Developments in Laser Technology

The five days workshop aims to bring together undergraduate and PhD students in an intensive study program on fundamental and applied aspects of laser technology. 


10.–11.09.2024 / Dresden
Organizer: Fraunhofer IWS

Dry Coating Forum

Shaping the Future of Dry Battery Electrode Processing

The Dry Coating Forum 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.


11.–12.11.2024 / Dresden
Organizer: Fraunhofer IWS

11th Workshop “Lithium-Sulfur Batteries“

Lithium-sulfur batteries are envisaged to enable energy storage devices with high specific energy at low material cost. The recent research provides significant progress in terms of materials for active and passive cell components as well as on understanding of mechanisms finally leading to improved Li-S cell performance.


12.–13.03.2025 / Berlin
Organizer: Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing

Fraunhofer DDMC 2025

Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference

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.