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Press release: Palpable decline in Germany’s 2019 production of laser systems
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were indications of cooling in the laser industry. According to figures issued by the VDMA Working Committee “Lasers and Laser Systems for Material Processing”, both production and incoming orders dropped by about 18 per cent in 2019. Yet even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, there are opportunities to be taken, as demonstrated for instance by applications in the Industry 4.0 field. “As a result of the travel restrictions, digitised solutions are increasingly gaining in significance for a number of fields, including remote services, predictive maintenance, and links to manufacturing execution systems (MESs) in industry,” explained Dr. Christian Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer Laser Technology of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen and chairman of the Working Committee Laser in the VDMA. “And one key foundation is provided by the German laser industry’s work on OPC UA-based interface standards.”
Working Committee Laser and Laser Systems for Material Processing: Change in management
End of April 2020, Gerhard Hein retired after almost 40 years of association work
Annual press conference of the Working Committee within the framework of LASER - World of Photonics 2019
The VDMA Working Committee Lasers and Laser Systems for Material Processing used the high internationality of this trade fair, which is highly rated in the trade fair calendar of the industry, to hold its annual press conference
Photonics Steering Committee
Possible applications of optical technologies for future trends like autonomous driving were discussed in the steering committee meeting at the VDMA in Frankfurt. Furthermore, the standing of photonics in the national and European politics were addressed.
Use of laser technology
German manufacturers of lasers and laser equipment are world market and world technology leaders. The following gives on oversight of the key application fields. Photos have been attached for downloading.
Annual press conference of the Working Committee on the ocassion of the LASYS exhibiton 2018 in Stuttgart
The laser and laser systems division within the VDMA made use of LASYS 2018, specialized exhibition for laser material processing, as the framwork of its annual press conference.
Working Committee Laser and Laser Systems within the VDMA uses the trade fair platform "LASER World of Photonics 2017"
Impressive performance data of the branch, with strong order intakes figures in particular, were presented as well important industrial policy motivated activities of the association.
Press release: New market studies substantiate outstanding success of key technology photonics
Light technologies provide tremendous potential for growth and innovation, as shown by two new studies by VDMA and Photonics21. Strong core areas, impressive growth rates far above the gross domestic product and high expenditures on research and development indicate successful outlooks up to the year 2020.
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