High Speed Laser Processing

Application example derived from the motion control framework.
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Application example derived from the motion control framework.

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.

Our Range of Services Includes:

  • Technological development of Remote processes for welding-, cutting processes and surface treatment of metals and non-metals
  • Laser treatment of soft magnetic materials
  • Design, set-up and qualifying of highly dynamic processing systems for gas assisted Remote- laser processing
  • Providing of process-and system adapted software
  • Implementation of sensors and diagnostic for process control
  • Determination of beam parameter of laser beam sources
  • Characterization of optical systems

Research Focus




System Developments



Event Note


Hybrid Event (Dresden & Online)

Laser Symposium & ISAM 2023

November 29 – December 1, 2023 

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Product sheet

LMDR – Laser Magnetic Domain Refinement

Surface treatment of grain-oriented electrical steel using high power laser beam sources


Get an insight into the current publications of the Fraunhofer IWS on high-speed laser processing.


Enhanced LMDR

Material and process optimization to increase the efficiency of laser-treated grain-oriented electrical steel sheet, Timeframe: 01/2023–12/2025 (BMWK, FKZ: 03EN4039A)


Laser structured sensor tattoos for CoBots, Timeframe: 07/2021–06/2024 (Fraunhofer)

Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources (CAPS)

New generation of ultrashort pulsed lasers and their application, Timeframe: 10/2021–12/2023 (Fraunhofer)

News and Media


Press release / 21.9.2022

Sandblasting with Light

Fraunhofer IWS developed a laser technology to clean and structure surfaces particularly quickly while protecting the environment.


Annual Report Article

Cellular scanner mirrors for fast beam deflection


Annual Report Article

Technology and systems development for high-rate laser ablation