The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) is one of European leading research and development institutes in the field of laser technology. Besides extensive activities in materials processing like welding, cutting or micromachining, researchers at the LZH are working on new laser sources, innovative coating technologies, medical applications and laser-based measurement. Regular training and education measures complete the service. Besides basic research, the LZH provides a broad portfolio of laser technology solutions for industrial applications.