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Friday, April 26, 2024, 3:00 p.m.Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre BergmannTU Ilmenau

The fascination of laser beams for processing materials - what about welding?

Welding usually seems like an old process, but it is used in almost all products and construction methods. The development of the laser beam as a tool for welding has increased rapidly over the last 20-30 years and laser beam welding is now an integral part of industrial production. High process speeds and a high degree of automation can be implemented and achieved. However, laser beam welding still harbors a multitude of potentials and challenges that require suitable analysis methods.

analytical methods.

The key question is what happens in the weld pool and in this small channel in the material. From the outside, we only see spatter or a glow! These phenomena influence the welding result and currently limit the maximum welding speeds. What can be done about this and how can changes in the very short periods of time (ms and shorter) be perceived at all?

The lecture will give a basic general overview and will be underpinned by images from high-speed kinematography, also in the synchrotron.

Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Bergmann is head of the Department of Production Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau.

Current notes


Excursion to the Nebra Sky Disk and the Fürstenhügel of Leubingen on 28.05.2024. Information on the procedure and registration can be found here.

Pre-registration for participation in the events, except for special events and excursions, is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail atbuergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by telephone on 03677 69-4675 .

Further information can be found in the program booklet.

Spring semester 2024

The program for the spring semester 2024 can be found here:

>Program of the spring semester 2024<

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de

Preview of the fall semester 2024

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, on Fridays at 15:00 (see General Information - Location map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2024

06.09./ 13.09./ 27.09./ 11.10./ 18.10./ 25.10./ 08.11./ 15.11./ 22.11./ 29.11./ 06.12./ 13.12.2024


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, now the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus is the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V. in cooperation with the Ilmenau University of Technology.