Laser technology is a constant companion to the ever-increasing hot stamping technology. A primary application is in the trimming of hardened parts. There is an array of laser applications found in the process chain of hot stamping. The maturing hot stamping process is now going in new directions, exploiting even more the potential to save weight and increase safety in cars. This trend includes the tailoring of part properties. Laser technology is positioned to enable this trend or, in other cases, to give alternatives in the manufacturing process.

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This webinar was presented by:

Michael Fritz
Michael joined TRUMPF USA in the year 2000 as product manager for Laser Systems.  In 2007, he became a regional sales manager and assumed responsibility for sales of Laser Technology in the Canadian market. He was key account manager for an automotive Tier 1 supplier, where he was involved in several hot stamping projects. Since 2010 he has worked in the Automotive Group at TRUMPF in Germany and is responsible for the hot stamping market,  serving as global key account manager for Tier 1 suppliers.

Daniel Maier
Daniel has recently joined TRUMPF Automotive Group as industry manager for the hot stamping market as well as global key account manager for a Tier 1 supplier. Previously he worked for Daimler as purchasing manager for body and structural components. During this time he was involved in cold and hot stamping projects for Daimler's Truck and Car Groups..