LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015:
Light is the Future
LASER World of PHOTONICS, being held from June 22-25, shed light on the industry. The enormous energy inherent in the topic was tangible at the leading trade fair in Munich: there were around nine per cent more exhibitors (1,227) and more than ten per cent more visitors (more than 30,000) in attendance and a new hall was opened. Concrete applications attracted keen interest.
"LASER World of PHOTONICS is the most important platform for the international photonics industry" said Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Messe München's Deputy CEO. "The popularity among exhibitors is reflected in the rising demand. Many companies are presenting their products and innovations at the trade fair for the first time." Far more than half the exhibitors and visitors came from abroad. Pfeiffer: "The enormous growth in visitors from outside Europe is also down to countries such as the USA, China and Japan."
Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, President of TOPTICA Photonics AG, is in no doubt: "More than ever LASER World of PHOTONICS is the world-leading Photonics marketplace. For us the joint approach, congress and exhibition, is the secret to the success and justifies our own engagement in all levels of the event."
Young Entrepreneurs Forge Ahead
The new initiative STARTUP World was a great success. The finalists of the first PHOTONICS Award demonstrated the unlimited potential applications of Photonics in production and medicine: Nanolive, Norlase, 8strees, FEMTO-print, SwissLitho AG, Sand Made. Thorsten Rudolph, CEO, Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen, said: "LASER World of PHOTONICS is the ideal platform for the first STARTUP WORLD. This is where young companies can showcase their product innovations to a wide public and establish good contacts."
to the Car of the Future
Photonics is revolutionizing automotive production: lasers cut car bodies, image processing ensures safe navigation within the traffic, laser headlights turn night into day. This was demonstrated by the new special show "Photonics Applications in the Automotive Industry". Katja Stolle, Exhibition Director, ex-plains: "LASER World of PHOTONICS is the perfect meeting place for users and suppliers. Innovations here underpin technological leadership."
Additive Manufacturing for Miracles of Production and more ...
Additive manufacturing is used in lightweight construction, dental technology and medicine: that was demonstrated by various exhibitors as well as by the special show "3DPrinting - Additive Manufacturing". The two meter high and six meter wide letters "LIGHT" created by Fraunhofer ILT using generative manufacturing symbolized the importance of generative manufacturing processes for lightweight construction. The company Materialise created a stir with a prototype heart from a 3D printer.
Trade Fire Journal
Our Trade Fair Jounral "NEWS from LASER World 2015" (ePaper) can be
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Messe München