Assembly at ITL

The impressive Multiflex machine has finally arrived and final assembly has begun at the Fraunhofer ILT.

After 3 days of unpacking everything and craning it into place, we started putting everything back together.
This process is still ongoing. Thanks to all the partners for their great support in making this possible.
Hopefully, the final operational state of the machine can be established by the end of summer 2023. Consequently, the technology will be presented in the framework of a joint application lab at Fraunhofer ILT and be available for feasibility studies.

Demonstration of a laser ablation process with flexible 1×8 beampattern

For the first time, we demonstrated a fully automated USP-Laser ablation process with a flexible 1×8 beampattern. The entire Multiflex consortium has gone through a lot of headaches and sweat to implement and synchronize all the individual components together into a commercial machine.

The resulting demonstration of the parallel processing with 8 individually switched beamlets is just an appetizer for the final 64 multibeam machine. This machine will hopefully be presented and accessible for the laser community in form of joint application lab at Fraunhofer ILT by the end of summer 2023.

Concept explanation video!

After the conceptual phase of the project was concluded in spring 2020, we can now give a peek inside our project and the machine concept for the MultiFlex approach on laser processing.

Join us on journey starting with the idea behind MultiFlex, following the laser beam through the machine and highlighting some of the many possible applications!

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As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to join our vision of future laser processing with your application!

MultiFlex on the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

At the LASER World of PHOTONICS, one of the largest trade fairs for components, systems and applications in the field of photonics, the MultiFlex project will be represented this year.
Alexander Meyer (Fraunhofer ILT) presents the MultiFlex project at the accompanying conference “Laser in Manufacturing” in his talk “Selective Multibeam micro processing of metal with a 1×8 beam array” as the next big step in scaling-up ultrafast laser processing.

At the forum “Intelligent Laser-Based Manufacturing in Europe” Johannes Finger (Fraunhofer ILT) talks about the role of digitalization within and the perspective of artificial intelligence for the MultiFlex project.

Come and meet the MultiFlex consortium at the LASER World of PHOTONICS from June 24th to June 27th in Munich.


LIM 2019
System Technology and Process Control – Micro, Laser Safety
“Selective Multibeam micro processing of metal with a 1×8 beam array”
June 25th, 14:00-15:30
ICM Room 22b

Intelligent Laser-Based Manufacturing in Europe
“MultiFlex – Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Processing at 1 Kilowatt Using a Flexible Multi Beam Approach “
June 27th, 10:00-12:20
Photonics Forum “Laser & Optics” Hall B3, B3.361.

MultiFlex on the UKP Workshop 2019

For the fifth time, specialists from laser development, process engineering and industry met in Aachen to discuss innovative topics in the field of Ultrashort Pulse Lasers and their applications.

Oskar Hofmann and Jose A. Ramos del Campos presenting the MultiFlex project on the UKP Workshop at the Tivoli in Aachen.

With over 170 participants from 14 countries it was a great forum to introduce the MultiFlex project to experts and end-users of ultrafast laser technology.

In the talks fo Oscar Hofmann (RWTH TOS) entiteld “Design of Multibeam Optics for High Throughput Parallel Processing” and Dr. Jose Antonio Ramos de Campos (LASEA) about “Advanced Beam Management: Combination of Beam Shaping and Splitting for High-Power fs Laser Cutting and Drilling Applications” MultiFlex was made a subject of disucssion for the present laser technology experts.