Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Only available in German

Annual report 2019/20

Highlight-Projekte aus unserer Abteilung im aktuellen Jahresbericht zum Download als PDF.


Only available in German - Fachartikel JOT - Journal für Oberflächentechnik

Robotergestützte Schichtdickenmessung

Im Fachartikel des »JOT - Journal für Oberflächentechnik« berichten unsere Experten über zerstörungsfreie und berührungslose robotergestützte Schichtdickenmessung in der Fertigung.

Upcoming Events

Due to the developments regarding the spread of the corona virus in Germany, our events and also the visits to the events of the next weeks and months are canceled or postponed. We will inform you here as soon as the situation has changed and events are taking place again. Events with participation of our department which have been postponed or canceled can be found in the following overview.

Events canceled and postponed


Events with catch-up date in 2021

  • 34th Control, Stuttgart
    will take place from May 4 to 7, but without Fraunhofer participation
  • JEC World, Paris
    will take place from June 1 - 3, 2021 in Paris

Events with catch-up date in 2022

  • 20th WCNDT, Seoul Korea
     February 28 - March 4, 2022 in Incheon, Korea
  • Paint Expo, Karlsruhe
    April 26 -29, 2022 in Karlsruhe
  • InnoTrans 2020, Berlin
    September 20 - 23, 2022  







Conference - Digital Forum Online Only / March 6 - 12, 2021

Photonics West 2021

Attend the Photonics West Digital Forum, the premier laser, photonics, biomedical optics event. SPIE Photonics West covers a wide range of topics: biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more.

The digital forum will offer live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events, and a digital marketplace with product demonstrations and the ability to make business connections.


Symposium - Santa Fe - USA Virtual / April 12 - 15, 2021

The 2021 International High Power Laser Ablation Symposium HPLA

The High Power Laser Ablation Conference will go virtual and will be held April 13 – 15th 2021. There are many exciting presentations that need to be given and heard and we look forward to your participation!

International virtual events are tricky due to time differences, but we have developed a schedule to accommodate the largest number of live oral presentations and posters as possible. Pre-recorded presentations will be played for those that are unable to present live. All of the conference presentations - both oral and poster - will be available on demand to attendees after the event so you can view the program at your leisure if you are not able to attend all of the virtual events as they happen. Additionally, there will be many opportunities throughout the event to interact directly with speakers, posters, and other attendees.

Though we will not get to enjoy each other’s company in-person or all the beauty that Santa Fe has to offer this year, registration fees for attendees will be cut in half which is an added bonus. But most importantly, the critical technology discussions will continue along with ample opportunities to interact with your HPLA colleagues.

Fair / Paris, France / 01.06.2021- 03.06.2021

JEC World

JEC World in Paris is the only trade fair that unites the global composites industry. A sign of the industry's engagement on an international platform where users can find a wide range of processes, new materials and composite solutions. The trade fair will bring together a wide range of players – from materials production to user industries.


Conference / Incheon, Südkorea / 28.02. - 04.03.2022

20th WCNDT

The World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing is organized by the Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT) in cooperation with the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT). At the conference with accompanying exhibition, experts from the field of non-destructive testing will meet to discuss and exchange the latest research. We will be on site with our department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.