Overview - Center for Laser Applications
Fraunhofer CLA has been operating in the USA since 1994 developing new laser applications for a wide range of industrial customers. The center is located in Plymouth, Michigan near Detroit.
With our extensive expertise in laser materials processing and our state-of-the-art laser facility, we can help you to develop the best process solution for your needs. We can offer a wide range of processes from micro to macro scale, including laser welding, laser cutting/drilling, laser cladding, and laser heat treatment.
Henry Ford Technology Award
In 2007 the Laser Applications Division was presented with the Henry Ford Technology Award in recognition for the development of a laser beam welding process to improve the roof strength of the Ford F150 truck.