Applications Webinar : OLED Technology for Lighting Manufacture





In addition to the breakthrough use of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology in displays, there is promising potential for its use in lighting. Leading German and Japanese companies and researchers have joined forces in the LAOLA research project to develop the use of ultra-thin flexible glass as a substrate and encapsulation material in roll-to-roll technology for this purpose.

The webinar will introduce the basics of OLED for lighting, discuss the choice for the right substrate and encapsulation material as well as the current status of roll-to-roll processing. Selected results from the LAOLA project will be presented. A special focus lies in the challenge to separate the lighting modules out from the roll by the use of a special laser cutting technology developed in the project.

This AILU webinar, sponsored by 3D-Micromac AG, will enable the audience to learn more about the application, the technology behind it and the unique challenges overcome.



Jacqueline Hauptmann, Fraunhofer FEP
Ultrathin flexible glass as a promising substrate for OLED roll-to-roll processing

Hendrik Steinmetz, 3D-Micromac AG
Laser Separation of Ultra-Thin Glass for OLED Lighting and Display Applications



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Lasers drive the Green Economy towards Net Zero


Chair:  Matthew Wasley, Photonics Lead, KTN


Climate change is one of the most serious and urgent global issues facing our world in the 21st century. During global lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the impact on pollution and emissions under drastically lower transport has driven a new emphasis and urgency into tackling this topic and governments are talking about “building back better”. Glasgow will be the host city for COP26 (the UN Climate Change Conference) in November 2021, and the UK government recently announced it will set in law an ambitious climate change target, reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. This is intended to bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero (when the amount of CO2 produced is no greater than the amount removed) by 2050.

To meet these targets, the UK will need to increase its low carbon electricity generation capacity by a factor of four. This in turn requires further development of efficient renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and the use of battery technology in place of fossil fuels. New research and innovation is addressing some of these challenges and funding and jobs will certainly follow in these industries over the next decades. Lasers have a big role to play in this arena, from laser processing of materials for photovoltaics, to manufacture of specialist batteries, wind turbine elements, new nuclear power generation and more.

This webinar will highlight the challenges faced and explore the variety of applications of lasers in renewable energy, green transportation and the role the industry has to play in meeting net zero.


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13:30 – 16:30 BST

13:30 – 13:40  Matthew Wasley (Photonics Lead, KTN) – Introduction and Welcome

13:40 – 14:00  Michael Walls (Loughborough University) – Technology and Market Trends in Solar Photovoltaics

14:00 – 14:20  Grigorios Rigas (M-Solv) – Interconnecting Perovskite PVs in one Step

14:20 – 14:40  Melanie Loveridge (Warwick University) – Laser Applications for Li-ion Batteries & prospects for Large-scale Manufacturing

14:40 – 15:00  Patrick Herwig (Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, IWS) – Latest Developments on Laser Material Processing for Battery Production

15:00 – 15:10 BREAK

15:10 – 15:30  Wilhelm Pfleging (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) – Ultrafast laser materials processing as a versatile manufacturing tool for developing next generation batteries

15:30 – 15:50  Clive Grafton-Reed (Rolls Royce) – The Demands for Greener Aviation

15:50 – 16:10  PJ Scott (IPG Genesis Systems) – Automated Laser Welding Systems for Safe and Reliable EV Battery Manufacturing

16:10 – 16:30  Phil Carr (Carrs Welding) – How Laser Welding of Li-ion Cells has Changed over the Last Decade: Cells, Joints & Interlinks


Online webinar



AILU Member rate:  60 GBP

Non Member rate: 90 GBP

Above fees exclude VAT @ 20%



Fee includes access to webinar videos after the event.

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7th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2021)


The 2021 Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) will be a very special event  – for the first time, due to current health restrictions, it will be brought to you as a virtual experience.

We have joined forces with Speakeasy, a company experienced in delivering successful, interactive events. This is not another online meeting room, it is a fully developed conference.

You will still find everything you have come to expect from this first-class symposium;

  • Plenary presenters
  • Three parallel sessions of presentations including keynote speakers
  • A full exhibition – with online interactivity – meet exhibitors 1-to-1
  • Live discussion panels on key topics
  • Excellent networking opportunities – an online Meeting Hub to meet other delegates live or to suit your schedule
  • Symposium Awards, including entertainment – apply now if you have musical skills to display!

Come and join us and benefit from the opportunities presented at this unique event.