Lasers in Manufacturing

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Target group The lecture “Lasers in Manufacturing” is for students studying Mechanical and Process Engineering and Industrial Engineering.


hours per week

Credit Points
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. P. Groche

Thiemo Germann, M. Sc.
Alexander Breunig, M. Sc.

2 + exercise

Lecture content

  • Fundamentals of optical systems
  • Physical basics of the laser
  • Laser types (designs and modes of operation)
  • Material processing with lasers
    (Joining, cutting, labeling, heat treatment, etc.)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Laser Measurement Technology
  • Laser safety
Lecture accompanying exercises
  • Manipulation of beam paths
  • Cutting and welding exercises on the laser processing centre

Start: Winter semester 2020/2021
Monday 08:00–09:40 o’clock

S1|01 A04 (or L1|01 K24 from the Christmas break) or online
The lecture will take place as usual, currently we are working on a concept to comply with all necessary corona safety measures.
There is the possibility to acquire a certificate of participation as laser safety officer.
Downloads The slides will be uploaded on TUCaN
Examination date
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: March 26, 2020)
    • Friday, May 29, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: May 1, 2020)
    • Friday, June 26, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: May 29, 2020)
    • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: June 23, 2020)
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: July 23, 2020)
    • Friday, October 9, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: September 11, 2020)
    • Friday, November 13, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: October 16, 2020)
    • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (registration deadline PtU: November 18, 2020)
Examination time



Date arrangement
The exact time of the examination will be determined at least 4 days before the examination. The students will be notified by e-mail.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche

L1|01 148

As the number of participants per examination date is limited, it cannot be guaranteed that every application for an examination date can be permitted. Therefore the procedure to find an examination date is as follows:
  • Apply for your wanted examination date at the PtU
  • After positive feedback, enroll in TUCaN
Students should apply for an examination date at least 4 weeks in advance (see application deadlines) at the secretary´s office or by e-mail sending the wanted examination date, matriculation number and mobile number.

Contact Person
Sabine Passet
Available from Monday till Thursday 10:00–12:00 o'clock