LiM 2019—Lasers in Manufacturing

The LiM—Lasers in Manufacturing is the perfect platform for efficient knowledge transfer in the field of lasers and their applications.

LiM 2019—Lasers in Manufacturing organized by WLT

(Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik e.V.—German Scientific Laser Society)

The LiM focuses on the latest developments as well as future trends in the field of laser materials processing. The conference topics address anyone who is interested in the potential of lasers in manufacturing in theory and application.
It is the aim of the LiM to bring together international experts from research and industry in order to match scientific advances and economic needs for mutual benefit.

In cooperation with the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), the European Laser Institute (LIA), the Japan Laser Processing Society (JILPS) and Swissphotonics.


General Chair

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Reisgen, RWTH Aachen University, Welding and Joining Institute (ISF), Aachen, Germany

Macro Processing

  • Michael Zäh, TU München, Munich, Germany

Micro Processing

  • Michael Schmidt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany

Additive Manufacturing

  • Michael Rethmeier, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Conference topics

Macro Processing Topics
• Joining (Welding and Brazing)
• Cutting
• Surface Treatment and Cladding
• Fundamentals and Process Simulation
• System Technology and Process Control
Micro Processing Topics
• Micro-Joining (Welding and Brazing)
• Ablation, Drilling and Micro-Cutting
• Surface Functionalization
• Processing of Transparent Materials
• Fundamentals and Process Simulation
• System Technology and Process Control
Additive Manufacturing Topics
• SLM-Metal
• SLM-Polymers
• Laser Metal Deposition

Conference highlights

  • Social Event
    Organizer: Michael Zäh, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • An evening reception will be organized on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Participation is included in the conference fee, registration is required.

Prizes and awards

WLT Award Ceremony

About the organizers

The Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Lasertechnik e.V. (WLT) is the German Scientific Society for Lasertechnolgy.


WLT – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik e.V.
c/o RWTH Aachen University, ISF
Simon Olschok and Sabine Schlösser
Pontstr. 49
52062 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: + 49 241 8096261

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