These industry experts will discuss opportunities and the wide variety of applications in Medical Device, Aerospace and Automotive. In addition they will provide insight into new laser technology and successful business strategy from large business to small contract manufacturers. This interactive forum is designed to engage the audience and stimulate thought provoking questions and spirited debate.
14:35 – 14:45 Panel Chair – Mr. Neil S. Ball – Directed Light Inc. – USA
Panel introduction and a brief overview of industry sectors and applications
14:45 – 14:55 Panelist 1 – Mr. Philippe Brak – Raydiance, Inc.
A review of Ultrafast Lasers for Manufacturing Solutions
14:55 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:10 Panelist 2 – Mr. Johannes Trbola – Laserline
A presentation on the use of Lasers for all kind of surface technologies including Hardening, Remelting and Cladding
15:10 – 15:15 Q&A
15:15 – 15:25 Panelist 3 – Mr. Oliver Heckl - TRUMPF Lasers Co. KG - GmbH
An overview of laser systems and how to determine what type of workstation makes the most sense for you Macro or Micro applications.
15:25 – 15:35 Q&A and Closing Remarks
Panel Chair: Neil Ball, President, Directed Light Inc.
Panelist: Philippe Brak, Senior Vice President of Sales, Raydiance
Philippe Brak comes to Raydiance from GSI Group, where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Laser Group. Brak has over 20 years of senior executive experience in the optical and microelectronics manufacturing industries. Prior to his work at GSI, Brak served as President and CEO of NP Photonics. He played an instrumental role in transforming NP Photonics from a technology-driven organization into a customer/market-oriented organization.
Panelist: Johannes Trbola, Laserline
Johannes Trbola has worked with lasers for all of his professional life. His company develops fast and effective market access strategies and supports their realization in a team based environment.
Panelist: Oliver H. Heckl, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
In 2012 Heckl joined TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik in Ditzingen, where he is responsible for the product management of TRUMPF’s micro processing laser sources.