The company Held Systems GmbH is an established manufacturer of special machines for cutting, welding and coating systems in the field of laser technology. As a basis of the company strength the system manufacturer sees the intensive cooperation with research institutes.
During the lecture period, Held Systems presented the adjustment of the beam path in laser systems, and therefore already gave an insight into the challenges of the industrial application of lasers. The excursion to the company headquarters in Heusenstamm allowed the participants to gain an up-close experience of special machinery in combination with laser technology. In an illustrative presentation Mr. Held amongst others presented past projects. Many questions of the students could already be answered here. The highlight of the excursion was a visit to the workshop, where the participants were able to see a laser system for cutting of textiles. The excursion was rounded off by a lunch in a relaxed atmosphere that extended into a vivid round of discussions.
The students were accompanied by Professor Groche and research assistants of the PtU.