Stefan Nolte won the DEUTSCHER ZUKUNFTSPREIS 2013 !


Congratulations to the Award "Deutscher Zukunftspreis"!

Team of winners Zukunftspreis 2013
The winning team: S.Nolte, D.Sutter and J.König (left to right), Source: Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Yesterday (December 4, 2013), Federal President Joachim Gauck has announced the jury's decision for the winner of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation, which is endowed with 250,000 euros in prize money. It was be awarded to the team of Dr. rer. nat. Jens König (Spokesperson - Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen), Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Nolte (Institut of Applied Physics & Fraunhofer IOF) and Dr. sc. nat. Dirk Sutter (TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG, Schramberg), with their project "Ultra-short pulse lasers for industrial mass production - manufacturing with light flashes".

Together, they developed tools based on lasers that emit light in the form of high-energy laser pulses no more than a billionth of a second in duration. They allow extremely precise and reliable machining of material using lasers.

Whether metal, glass, plastic or diamond - extremely high-energy flashes of billionths of a second duration enable extremely fine editing of the material without causing inaccuracies remain as ridges or bumps.
Conventional lasers often melt the material uncontrolled. In the new method, the laser flashes are so short that it does not happen. The material is heated in a split second at around 6000 degrees and evaporates abruptly without interfering residues.
"Now, we can process material cleaner and more precise than ever before," said Stefan Nolte. Mobile phone displays, injectors, fuel-efficient engines and heating systems and medical devices such as stents, "In the last two years it has managed to produce so many products properly. We still do not know what else we can make with the new technology. But we are sure that there is a future technology for Germany."

>> more information about the winners of the Deutscher Zukunfspreis 2013

Today, December 5, 2013, a media confernce will held at our Institute at Beutenberg Campus 4.00 - 4.30 pm. Pressmen are welcome!

News from: 05.12.2013 08:13
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