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.
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.
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.
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.
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.