Dynamic beam shaping for laser welding
Dr. Shekel is the founder and CEO of Civan Lasers – the first company to develop industrial lasers based on Coherent Beam Combining. Prior to Civan, Dr. Shekel founded Cielo, a leading company in the manufacture of Fiber Optical Gyros and navigation systems and Founder and general manager of Chiaro Networks which developed the largest optical switch in the world. Dr. Shekel received his PhD in physics at NYU.
ENHANCING KEYHOLE STABILITY BY BEAM SHAPING
Florian Hugger studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and afterwards worked as research assistant at the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH from 2011 to 2017. His research focused on keyhole phenomena like evaporation of volatile elements and high-speed keyhole dynamics. Since 2017 he is Head of R&D at BBW Lasertechnik GmbH and addresses problems of laser welding.