The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, with 72 institutes, more than 25,000 employees and an annual research budget of 2.3 billion euros. The Fraunhofer ILT is worldwide one of the most important development and contract research institutes of its specific field. The activities cover a wide range of areas such as the development of new laser beam sources and components, precise laser based metrology, testing technology and industrial laser processes.
As a tool, light is indisputably an innovation driver. Germany occupies a top position worldwide in the field of optical technology and is holding its own as the world leader in laser manufacturing technology. And, thanks to the intensive research it carries out at the cutting edge between science and practice, the Fraunhofer ILT has been making its own contribution to this success – for more than 30 years. The range of services offered by Fraunhofer ILT covers the entire value creation chain from process development through the design and implementation of new system components all the way to the construction of system concepts for the specific customer requirements.
Inside the M3dloc project Fraunhofer ILT will develop a new laser based toolchain for the fabrication and measurement of micro-fluidic devices. From a fundamental understanding of the laser processes and the interaction with the material ILT will build a prototype production line.