Aachen Polymer Optics Days

Digital event series on plastic optics production by Fraunhofer and IKV

Aachen Polymer Optics Days

After the great success of the Aachen Polymer Optics Days in the past years, the international conference is now taking place as a digital event series due to corona. The five thematic sessions - just like the original conference - are designed to focus on technologies and applications in the field of optical plastics production. The event series is divided into the following sessions:

  • Injection-moulded optics (1 December 2020)
  • Materials in optics production (24 February 2021)
  • Tool and mould making for optical applications (18 May 2021)
  • Metrological characterisation (25 August 2021)
  • Optical systems (16 November 2021)
  • Space for networking activities and discussion 

About the session "Tool and mold making for optical applications" on 18 May 2021:


  • 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
  • Innovative tool technology for optical components, Volker Quarder, Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH, Germany
  • Transfer of optical micro- and nanostructures to moulding tools by electroforming processes, Dr. Marek Krehel, 3D AG, Switzerland
  • High volume manufacturing of advanced diffractive optical elements, Theodor Nielsen, NIL Technology ApS, Denmark


Networking und Company pitches:

  • Networking und Diskussion moderiert durch Jose Pozo, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
  • Company pitch session

Space for networking and discussion
Following the presentation part, a networking and discussion round will be moderated by the photonics consortium EPIC, which offers the participants the opportunity to discuss interdisciplinary questions and interests. The language of presentation and discussion will be English.

The participation fee is 100 euros per online session or 300 euros for the four online sessions still to come (Materials, Tool and mould making, Metrology, Optical systems). The participation fee will be offset against the registration fee for the conference "Aachen Polymer Optics Days" (attendance event in 2022).

The conference "Aachen Polymer Optics Days" will take place in Aachen in spring/summer 2022. The exact date of the event will be announced soon.

>> Register here

Konrad Philipp

Trainee IKV Academy +49 241 80-93828 akademie@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

Do you have any questions about booking the event? Then I look forward to your message.