Introduction to Finnish laser processing activity

Veli Kujanpää

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Abstract

This paper presents the current situation of laser processing technology in Finland; industrial activities, research, development and education. The Finnish laser processing R&D started in 1985 in Lappeenranta University of Technology.Major portion of industrial laser applications are laser cutting and laser welding has minor role. In the late 1990’s the number of laser welding applications started to grow and many subcontractors established facilities. Research and education on laser materials processing is concentrated in several universities, Lappeenranta and Tampere Universities of Technology, Aalto University and the research facility VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. The main research fields are in laser and hybrid welding, surface treatment, laser welding of plastics, micro laser processing, paper processing and recently additive manufacturing. In addition, several Applied Universities and schools have started their education and service for the industry in laser and hybrid laser welding and cutting. The postgraduate educational activities in laser processing in Finland are comprehensive in all levels from laser operators to international laser experts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE2016 - Furth, Germany
Duration: 19 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

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Conference9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE2016
Abbreviated titleLANE2016
CountryGermany
CityFurth
Period19/09/1622/09/16

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Keywords

  • Finnish laser processing
  • industrial applications

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Kujanpää, V. (2016). Introduction to Finnish laser processing activity. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE2016, Furth, Germany.
Kujanpää, Veli. / Introduction to Finnish laser processing activity. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE2016, Furth, Germany.4 p.
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Kujanpää V. Introduction to Finnish laser processing activity. 2016. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Photonic Technologies, LANE2016, Furth, Germany.