Program – Day 1, April 21th, 2020

Materials in optics manufacturing

8.45 – Welcome

9.00 – New demands and applications for polymer optics in general lighting and automotive lighting

Dr. Fabian Grote, Covestro Deutschland AG, Deutschland

9.30 – High heat thermoplastic lens resins for IR sensing applications
Bernd Grammer, SABIC Innovative Plastics BV, Netherlands

10.00 – Roll-to-Roll manufactured structured foils for interior and exterior applications
Dr. Sven O. Krabbenborg, BASF Coatings GmbH, Germany

10.30 – Coffee break

11.00 – High transparent silicone rubber
Dr. Ulrich Frenzel, WACKER Chemie AG, Germany

11.30 – Physical principles of light scattering plastics using diffuse PMMA
Arne Schmdit, Röhm GmbH, Germany

12.00 – Lunch

Tool and mold making for optical applications

13.00 – Improving the accuracy, surface finish and preparation time of molded optics by using 3D corrections with a high-performance Fast Tool Servo
Andreas Kuchler, AMETEK GmbH, Germany

13.30 – Diamond turned optical structured surfaces – possibilities and limitations
John L. Allsop, UPS2 Ltd., United Kingdom

14.00 – Transfer of optical micro- and nanostructured to moulding tools by electroforming processes
Dr. Marek Krehel, 3D AG, Switzerland

14.30 – High volume manufacturing of advanced diffractive optical elements
Theodor Nielsen, NIL Technlology ApS, Denmark

15.00 – Coffee break

15.30 – Shop floor visit at Fraunhofer ILT, Fraunhofer IPT and IKV

17.30 – Company Pitch Session moderated by EPIC

19.00 – Networking-dinner


Program – Day 2, April 22th, 2020

Injection molded optics

9.00 – Production of injection-molded optical components with optically effective microstructures
Norbert Heyer, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, Germany

9.30 – Innovative tool technlology for optical components
Jonas Beck, Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH, Germany

10.00 – Process simulation of multilayer lenses
Christoph Hinse, SimpaTec GmbH, Germany

10.30 – Coffee break

11.00 – Requirements for optics in occupational safety using the example of eye and face protection
Dr. Marco Wacker, Uvex Arbeitsschutz GmbH, Germany

11.30 – Surface modification of injection moulded LSR optics
Andreas Schäfert, Wilhelm Weber GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

12.00 – Lunch

Metrology and optical systems

13.00 – Transmitted wyve front metrology of polymer lenses using a high dynamic range wave front sensor
Dr. Benoit Wattellier, Phasics S.A., France

13.30 – Fast and objective measurement of material stresses in polymer optics
Henning Katte, ilis gmbh, Germany

14.00 – Shape measurement of polymer optics: challenges and possibilities
Dr. Andreas Beutler, Mahr GmbH, Germany

14.30 – Coffee break

15.00 – Prototyping platform and pilot line facility for freeform-based product innovation in Flanders
Heidi Ottevaere, B-Phot, Belgium

15.30 – Challenges in the design and manufacture of modern lighting systems
Marco Tscherner, GERG Lighthouse GmbH, Germany

16.00 – Mass production of high performance opticsS
Arseny Aleeev, WaveOptics Ltd., United Kingdom

16.30 – End of the conference

Program subject to minor changes.