Lightweight design has become increasingly important in many industries. In automotive, it reduces the vehicle weight to meet CO2-emission regulations, and increases the dynamic and speed of machines which, in turn, improves performance.

New materials like plastics, fiber-reinforced plastics and hybrid materials with combinations of plastic and metal fulfil the requirements of lightweight parts. With production, the use of new materials allows new technologies to be introduced but also creates challenges.

The laser application with its high flexibility and high reachable process speed, can integrate the laser-tool to your process. The laser is suitable for high productivity and components of the highest quality, whether you have small lot sizes or high volume production.

This webinar examines:

• welding of plastic material
• laser processing of fiber-reinforced plastic
• joining of metal and plastics

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This webinar was presented by:

Marc Kirchhoff

Marc studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg. He then took a role as a research assistant at the Institute of Laser and System Technology. In 2009 he worked at LZN – Laser Zentrum Nord, in parallel to his work at the iLAS. At LZN he was responsible for the makro-group and the activities in the field of cutting and welding. He has worked at TRUMPF as an Industry Manager since 2013 and is responsible for E-Mobility applications.


Björn Sautter

Björn Sautter studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz. In 2006 he started his career at Pilatus Aircraft and was responsible for the manufacturing processes of CFRP. Since 2011 he has worked for Trumpf in the Laser Application Center and is responsible for laser processing of non-metals.