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phy638 - Laser material processing (Complete module description)
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Module label Laser material processing
Module code phy638
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Laser and Optics
Responsible persons
Neu, Walter (Module responsibility)
Schüning, Thomas (Module responsibility)
Schüning, Thomas (Authorized examiners)
Knowledge in physics, optics, production engineering
Skills to be acquired in this module
Fundamental knowledge of the characteristics of the laser beam, Knowledge of laser sources for industrial applications, knowledge of procedures of the material processing with laser beams Knowledge of the physical-technical procedures of the individual manufacturing processes with laser beams; Ability for the estimation of favorable working parameters; The participants should be able to understand the procedures of the material processing with laser beams and evaluate the tasks of manufacturing.
Module contents
Overview of the interactions between laser beams and materials in laser material processing. Allocation of the processes in relation to production technology with the laser beam as a tool. Intensive treatment of the manufacturing processes with laser beams in terms of quality, speed and costs. The processes of cutting, joining, surface treatment and generative manufacturing are dealt with intensively using examples from industrial production. Within the framework of lecture-accompanied project work, the application technologies are processed, optimized and evaluated by the students in the laser laboratory.
Reader's advisory


William M. Steen: Laser Material Processing, Springer, 2010

J. Down, W. Schulz: The Theory of Laser Materials Processing, Springer, 2017
Languages of instruction
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Knowledge in physics, optics, production engineering
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Course type Lecture
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h