21. - 23.06.2022 Internationale Fachmesse für Laser-Materialbearbeitung
17.12.2018 - 14:17

World’s first application of a thin-disk laser for melting raclette cheese

The Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) at the University of Stuttgart has molten raclette cheese with an 8 kW thin-disk laser for the first time as part of a convivial get-together.

The optical penetration depth of the radiation at a wavelength of 1 µm has led to an ideal heating of the cheese in the area scanned by the beam and has resulted in a particularly good and tasty consistency of the cheese, which all tasters have gladly confirmed.

Prof. Thomas Graf, director of the IFSW (himself a Swiss citizen and an expert in the field of melting raclette cheese) is convinced that the future belongs to this technology.


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