A research initiative in Germany is working towards photonics-enabled serial production for the transportation industry. An adequate use of resources is one of the biggest challenges of our times. To address this, lightweight concepts are already being adapted for the transportation industry within the automotive and aerospace sectors. To broaden the use of lightweight materials and components, there needs to be suitable processing, testing, and measuring techniques in place for a variety of materials, constituting a prerequisite for economic, flexible, and automated high-volume production. In that regard, photonic technologies can provide valuable solutions. Since the operating mode of the laser is both highly flexible as well as noncontact, and thus wear-free, it offers numerous benefits for the machining of materials, especially as an alternative to conventional processing methods that are encumbered by high tool wear. In addition, the energy input, tailored to the respective requirements, offers new possibilities for the machining of temperature-sensitive composite structures. In supporting measures within the framework of the Photonics Research Germany program, the German F...