Taiwan’s economic miracle is also a laser miracle. Dr. Fanghei Tsau, General Director of the Laser & Additive Manufacturing Technology Center at the ITRI, and his team is at the forefront.
For a long time, laser therapy was too risky to use inside the body. If the fiber failed during the procedure, it would cause serious injury. Now, a little box in the beam path is offering a ray of hope for these applications.
For some couples, artificial insemination is the only way to have children of their own. Researchers are constantly improving the methods used in reproductive technology—and lasers are providing assistance in key areas.
The pharmaceutical industry wants to know: How do you remove the shell from a chicken egg without damaging the egg inside ? Laservorm has the answer: with a laser !
Microstructuring of materials using brilliant laser light is one of the key topics now being investigated by the Laser Center (LFM) at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. The center’s founder and director, Professor Klaus Dickmann, specializes in structuring surfaces and lending them new functions.
Researchers from TRUMPF, Bosch and the University of Jena won the Federal President's German Future Prize 2013. The team cleard the way into mass manufacturing for ultrashort pulse lasers.
An operating table must be adaptable to every need and at the same time totally reliable. That is why the company that was to become TRUMPF Medical Systems adopted laser welding long before it joined the TRUMPF Group.
Whether 3D printers will some day be found in every home shop remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: generative processes are well on their way to maintaining health and saving lives.