Laser Cutting

Our laser beam cutting topics focus on the investigation of process developments in the field of laser fusion cuttings. The scientists especially attach attention to the improvement of the cutting quality in the case of solid-state laser. Another main point is to optimize the cutting of electrical steel sheets without losing any magnetic properties.

Furthermore novel cutting procedures, e.g. Remote laser cutting, have to be qualified in order to be integrated into production processes.

For these tasks we have at our disposal all common lasers with different wave lengths, power and beam qualities, combined with highly dynamic 2D and 3D cutting machines. Apart from commercial processing optics we develop special solutions on customers` request such as scanning systems for Remote processings. Furthermore we offer comprehensive methods to characterize the processing results, such as roughness measurements at the cutting edge or the detection of magnetic reversal losses at laser cut electrical steel sheets.


Service offers

Due to our excellent experiences with industrial customers and our profound knowledge, developed during publically funded projects, we offer:

Event Note


On-Site Workshop

Beam Shaping – New solutions for laser material processing

March 15–16, 2023 in Dresden



Dynamic beam shaping for optimized laser cutting


High dynamic laser fusion cutting



Dynamic beam modulation for the optimization of industrial laser processes


Qualification of 532 nm-cw fundamental mode CBC fiber lasers of high power for innovative processes and equipment of macromaterial processing of pure copper materials


AI-assisted laser material processing using fast compact piezo-driven 3D beam shaping and new laser sources 

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.


Press release / 21.7.2021

Flexible fiber laser for rapid material processing

Fraunhofer IWS evaluates thousand times faster beam shaping