The UKP Workshop, held April 10-11, 2019, in Aachen, Germany, welcomed more than 170 participants from 14 countries. The UKP Workshop, held April 10-11, 2019, in Aachen, Germany, welcomed more than 170 participants from 14 countries, who came together to discuss the latest trends in the development ofultrashort-pulse (USP) laser technology for industrial applications. Ron Schaeffer, Industrial Laser SolutionsEditorial Advisor, covered this meeting forILS.  “The USP laser has found its way into the industry. The next goal is to provide lasers with power, as is the case with CO2 and fiber lasers, which are currently used for material processing of macroscopic components. The challenge is how to get the photons to the workpiece,” said Dr. Arnold Gillner, head of the Ablation and Joining competence area at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Fraunhofer ILT; also in Aachen), to participants. Dr. Arnold Gillner explains to attendees that “the challenge is to get the photons to the workpiece.” (Copyright: Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany) There was a consensus on beam sources—lasers up to 100 W have now made it to the market and systems with several 10...