The high technology company TRUMPF will be presenting new laser technology at the LASER – World of Photonics trade fair in Munich from June 26 to 29, 2017 in Hall A2 – Booth 330. Klaus Loeffler, Managing Director and Head of Sales at TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, is extremely happy to announce that “for us, this will be a trade fair of superlatives. We can hardly wait for the show to begin. We want to show visitors to Munich our vision for the future of laser technology, including which technologies are becoming increasingly important, and the advantages for industrial and scientific applications.”
A new beam guidance concept for ultrashort pulse lasers is taking centre stage. In Munich, TRUMPF will present a technology study that has the potential to revolutionise laser material processing with ultrashort pulse lasers. At the moment, it is technologically impossible to simply send ultrashort laser pulses down a flexible glass fibre to the workpiece – the laser pulse is so intense that it destroys the glass fibre. However, TRUMPF has a new concept that gets around this problem and enables new ways to flexibly integrate lasers into machines and facilities. The company will explain and demonstrate how the concept works in more detail at LASER in Munich. “This is a real game-changer,” Loeffler says. “Some 30 years ago, the first laser light cable suitable for industrial use proved the breakthrough for solid-state lasers; our new beam guidance concept promises to do the same for ultrashort pulse lasers today.” The first laser light cable suitable for an industrial user was introduced by HAAS-LASER (now TRUMPF Laser) in Schramberg.
New diode laser technology is another innovative highlight. With it, TRUMPF is laying the foundations for “green production” in industrial manufacturing. In Munich, the laser pioneer will present a diode laser that is not only suitable for conventional applications such as soldering, hardening and laser deposition welding but can also handle industrial applications that require significantly higher beam quality. A clear advantage of diode laser technology is its high efficiency, which makes diode lasers extremely energy efficient.
The TRUMPF Dira product range, specially designed for applications in the research sector, will also be on display in Munich. These laser amplifiers deliver high-energy picosecond pulses combined with high repetition rates; for instance, to pump optical parametric amplifiers. Amplifiers like these open up the possibility of generating femtosecond pulses with just a few oscillations of the electric field, generally referred to as “few-cycle pulses.” These can then be used by scientists to produce attosecond pulses with which to investigate the highly dynamic movements of electrons at the molecular level. This gives scientists working on basic research new knowledge that they can apply in medicine, biology and chemistry.
In addition, TRUMPF will present the second TruDisk model from the new disk laser generation that was introduced only a few weeks ago will have its world premiere, as will a completely new range of marker laser products. Once again TruConnect, the TRUMPF technology for connected manufacturing and Industry 4.0, will also be very much in evidence. The focus here will be on condition-based services for future condition and trend analyses in connected laser networks.