High Speed Laser Processing

Remote cutting of fiber composite materials (CFRP)
© Fraunhofer IWS / Jürgen Jeibmann
Remote cutting of fiber composite materials (CFRP)

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.

Service offers

  • Technological development of Remote processes for welding-, cutting processes and surface treatment of metals and non-metals
  • 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


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


Laser remote cutting of plastics for personal protective equipment "IWShield"

Fraunhofer IWS has developed a solution for a fast and environmentally friendly production of an innovative face shield: the Intense Wearable Shield ("IWShield").


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.