Conference on Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM)

Short facts LiM 2023

ICM - International Congress Center, Munich

Start of registration for participation
31 March 2023

26 - 29 June 2023

Evening reception
28 June 2023



Online abstract (150-words) submission start
18 November 2022

Abstract submission deadline
05 February 2023

Notification of acceptance
31 March 2023

Two to ten pages proceedings deadline
26 June 2023

Conference fees

WLT member EUR 750
Non-WLT member EUR 900
Student WLT member EUR 290
Student non-WLT member EUR 320
One-day participation EUR 370

Quick links

Call for Papers
You can download the Call for Papers as a PDF-file here.

You can register here.

Proceedings Paper
You can download the proceedings template here.

Conference Program
You can browse the conference program here.

General Chair of LiM 2023

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens
Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

"Life without chocolate is possible but pointless!" states the popular saying. We claim: "Modern manufacturing without lasers is conceivable but worthless!" In this sense: Come join us at LiM 2023. We look forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with you.



Micro Processing

Chair: A. Ostendorf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

• Ablation, Drilling, and Micro-Cutting
• Micro-Joining
• Surface Patterning, Thin Film Processing,
  and Functionalization
• Processing of Semiconductors and Transparent
• Multiphoton-Processes
• Laser-generated Nanostructures
• Fundamentals and Process Simulation
• Optics in laser micro processing

Macro Processing

Chair: C. Häfner, Fraunhofer ILT

• Joining (Welding and Brazing)
• Cutting
• Surface Treatment and Cladding
• Fundamentals and Process Simulation
• Process Control and Digital Methods
• System Technology


Additive Manufacturing

Chair: M. F. Zaeh, Technische Universität München

• Laser-based Additive Manufacturing  
• Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals, Polymers
  and Glass  
• Laser Metal Deposition  
• Simulation and Modeling of laser-based Additive
  Manufacturing Production Chains  
• System Engineering and Process Control 


Plenary Speakers of LiM 2023

Valeria Tirelli
President & CEO at Aidro – a Desktop Metal company (Italy)
“Additive manufacturing for sustainable solutions in hydraulics”

Valeria Tirelli


Dr. Maria Farsari
Research Director at IESL-FORTH (Greece)
“3D micro/nano-printing with light”

Maria Farsari

About LiM

The LiM - Lasers in Manufacturing is the perfect platform for efficient knowledge transfer in the field of lasers and their applications. The LiM is organized by the German Scientific Society for Lasers and Photonics (WLT).

The LiM is devoted to scientific presentations on the latest research results. Following the common code of good scientific practice the presentations shall be complete, comprehensible, and verifiable.
All contributions for the LiM will undergo a review process by the scientific committee.

The LiM focuses on the latest developments as well as future trends in the field of laser materials processing. The conference topics address anyone who is interested in the potential of lasers in manufacturing in theory and application.
It is the aim of the LiM to bring together international experts from research and industry in order to match scientific advances and economic needs for mutual benefit.

The LiM is a part of the World of Photonics Congress. This allows to coordinate joint sessions in order to highlight topics at the interface of the thematic areas covered by the participating conferences.
We invite you to join LiM and be a part of our international community sharing ideas in inspiring talks and discussions.

LiM 2009 proceedings

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