20 September 2021 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Laser Ablation and Laser Cleaning
Online Event

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Laser ablation and cleaning is a technology serving different applications, such as welding pre- and post-treatments, coating removal, decontamination, restoration and surface preparation to maximize paint adhesion, which faces challenges when throughput has to be high and the surface to be treated are large.We will discuss with the full supply chain of laser manufacturers, optics suppliers, robotics systems, system integrators and a few end-users how it is possible to collaborate for the advancement of the technology.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


Dave MacLellan has over 30 years’ experience in the technology and marketing of industrial lasers. Dave is the Executive Director of the association of industrial laser users (AILU). Seven years ago, Dave set up Anode Marketing, to provide marketing services for the laser industry.

Executive Director at Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU)

Ralph Delmdahl (Sr. Product Marketing Manager) has been working at Coherent for 20+ years in product and marketing management. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Braunschweig University of Techn., an MSc in economics from Hagen university and was a researcher at the University of Nijmegen, NL.

Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Coherent LaserSystems

Dr. Thomas Lukasczyk is head of the group of laser technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Bremen, Germany. The team is focusing on applied laser surface treatment in the context of wavelength depending material interaction.

Thomas Lukasczyk
Head of Laser Technology Group at Fraunhofer IFAM

Tobias Weichert (M.Eng.) and his team is responsible for technical consulting of automated laser cleaning solutions at Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH. He has been working for cleanLASER for 8 years and studied Product Development in Mechanical Engineering at University of Applied Sciences Aachen.

Tobias Weichert
Team Leader Sales – Automation Systems at cleanLASER

Benjamin is head of R&D at LaVa-X. With his efforts, the laser beam welding in vacuum was successfully implemented into the e-mobility and sensor industry. Further developments will introduce the process for example into the production of foundation structures for offshore wind parks

Product Manager Local Vacuum at LaVa-X

Jan studied physics at RWTH Aachen and finished his PHD at Forschungszentrum Jülich in the institute of photovoltaics at RWTH Aachen. Since 2018 he is working at 4JET Technologies in the field of laser process development.

Jan Flohre
Product Manager at 4JET

Kevin Harrison- Owner of Project Laser, a mobile laser cleaning company, specializing in the safe removal of coatings and contamination in the resources sector.

Technical Director at Industrial Laser Cleaning
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Dr. Francesca Moglia
Dr. Francesca Moglia
Photonics Technologies Program Manager
Dr. Jose Pozo
Dr. Jose Pozo
Director of Technology and Innovation
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