Photonics 4 Industrial Production

Date: Oct. 29th 2018, 13:00-18:00

Vienna, Marriott Courtyard, Prater, Raum Krieau 1+2

Organisation by Photonics Austria in cooperation with Plattform Industrie 4.0

This workshop is free of charge. 


Moderation: Dr. Wolfgang Pribyl, CEO, Joanneum Research



13:00 – 13:10 Welcome

13:10 – 14:30 Session 1 – Laser production technologies

13:10 – 13:25 Lecture 1: “Photonics as a versatile Tool in Industrial Production“ (Thomas Rettich, Trumpf)

13:25 – 13:40 Lecture 2: “Laser material processing for a wide range of applications“ (Valentin Satzinger, Joanneum Research)

13:40 – 14:55 Lecture 3: “Completely Integrated (CI): How STIWA operates laser technology in their high performance assembly lines”

(Loistl Karlheinz & Forstinger Markus, STIWA Group)

14:55 – 14:10 Lecture 4: Title „HD-Vinyl: a disruptive innovation“

(Volker Schmidt, Rebeat)

14:10 – 14:30 Podium Discussion Session 1

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 2 – Simulation, Monitoring and AR

15:00 – 15:15 Lecture 5: “Process Simulations for Optimizing and Planning Laser Material Processing“ (Andreas Otto, TU Wien)

15:15 – 15:30 Lecture 6: Title „Quality assurance as a tool for the standardization of new technologies using the example of laser processes, such as DLMS“

(Arnold Braunsteiner, Plasmo)

15:30 – 15:45 Lecture 7: “Title tbd. “ (Vesna Glatz, Microsoft)

15:45 – 16:00 Lecture 8: Title „Photonic Sensing and Augmented Reality: industrial applications from polymers to aeronautics“ (Bernhard Reitinger, Recendt)

16:00 – 16:30 Podium Discussion Session 2

16:30 – 18:00 Networking/Buffet






Photonics is a key enabling technology for modern industrial processes and intelligent manufacturing. By providing intelligence and interconnection, Photonics is enabling both in the development of innovative production processes and in the design of highly efficient and adaptive production systems. A field of application of Photonics for Industry 4.0 is, for example, laser processing, where the development of new optical sources is allowing the widespread diffusion of this technology in the manufacturing sector. Similarly, optical sensors in monitoring systems are useful in predictive diagnostics and in the internet of things, while optical systems play an important role in virtual/augmented reality applications in production environments.


The workshop targets European companies as end users of photonic technologies. It will bring together experts at European level in the field of photonics, laser technology, automatisation, mechanical processing and industrial technologies to discuss the opportunities for innovation that photonic technologies, such as high power lasers, optical sensors and data networks, can lead to production systems and mechanical processes and their applications in key regional, national and European manufacturing sectors.

It will provide a networking opportunity for industry and academic interests, end-users and suppliers.



  • Laser technologies for manufacturing
  • Photonics systems for industrial production and quality control
  • Photonics in the Factory of the Future


More information will follow soon.


Registration is free of charge.

The number of participants is limited. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please be aware that you also need to register for the IndTech conference, which will take place from 30-31 October, 2018. You can register under this link. Registration is aswell free of charge.

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