University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden
University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden
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The Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden (Technical University of Applied Sciences) has been a reliable partner for more than two decades, working nationally and internationally in the field of process development for laser material processing with a focus on functional and functionalized surfaces.

Main activities

  • Laser assisted surface technology
  • Laser material processing with high power and pulsed (ps to ms) laser systems
  • Laser in medical technology


  • Laser technology in the program of studies of the OTH Amberg-Weiden, especially for mechanical engineering and medical technology (Bachelor and Master)
  • Process development for ablative and modifying use of laser radiation
  • Support, consulting and feasibility studies

Main areas of research and development

  • Laser-assisted surface treatment with a focus on tribological systems and beyond
  • Laser-assisted process technology for metal and ceramic processing
  • Rapid prototyping

Special facilities

  • Various laser systems for surface modification with 2D and 3D scanners
  • Picosecond laser for advanced drilling applications
  • 3KW fiber laser (cutting and welding)

Technology partners
Companies and universities with interest in manufacturing and application of functionally surfaces as well as suppliers of laser technology

Current top technologies
Surface modification of metallic AM-parts

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Emmel
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Koch

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 23
92224 Amberg

Phone +49 9621  482-3315
Fax: +49 9621  482-4315


Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Health
Medical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ringler

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
Hetzenrichter Weg 15
92637 Weiden

Phone +49 96 382-1615
Fax:  +49 96 382-2615