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Made-to-measure micromachining with laser beams tailored in amplitude and phase

Objective

"The METAMORPHA concept is a single agile USP laser micromachining platform to replace many conventional manufacturing process chains. It has the potential to eliminate thousands of environmentally damaging production processes. METAMORPHA is all-electric, all-digital, produces no waste chemicals and enables novel processes for product rework and repair.
All-in-one module: The key to this agility is a combination of two cascaded spatial light modulators (SLM) and a galvo scanner resulting in the most sophisticated beam shaping and steering ever developed. This allows a single module to perform the job of several laser processing heads: e.g. polishing, milling, drilling and cutting (importantly including any wall angle).
Made-to-measure laser processes: Each infeed component is scanned with a high resolution 3D sensor. A machine learning algorithm determines an individualised laser process to maximise efficiency and ensure ""first time right"".
In-line process control: Data from additional online sensors are processed using an edge device running a self-learning algorithm to provide real-time feedback for system control. The ultra-fast edge-based signal processing and synchronisation are key project topics.
Agile and scalable: Suitable for any standard industrial production line including 2-, 3- or 5-axis, rotating and roll-to-roll, and for scale up to parallel processing with multiple modules. The three end use cases (UCs) show the versatility and scope for replacing existing process chains:
UC-1 PHILIPS: Small complex metal parts (shaving heads) requiring 90 degree wall angles.
UC-2 TKSE: Large area embossing rollers and the re-writing of old rollers.
UC-3 CERAT: Very hard carbide parts and refurbishment of worn parts.
Sustainability assessment: A life cycle analysis (LCA) and social LCA will be carried out to quantify the environmental and socioeconomic benefits. A detailed plan for exploitation and an extensive dissemination and communication plan are in place."

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
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€ 1 436 827,00
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,50

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LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
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€ 1 165 312,00
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Rue Louis Plescia 31
4102 Seraing

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
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€ 540 907,00
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,50
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
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€ 468 125,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
VIVID COMPONENTS GERMANY UG
Germany
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€ 291 750,00
Address
Dr Rorig Damm 22
33102 Paderborn

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Paderborn
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
DATAPIXEL SL
Spain
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€ 544 875,00
Address
Carretera Asua 6
48930 Getxo

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
FENT INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONSSL
Spain
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€ 453 750,00
Address
Camino Vera Ciudad Politecnica De La Innovacion
46022 Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
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€ 349 750,00
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Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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CERATIZIT LUXEMBOURG SARL
Luxembourg
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€ 385 000,00
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Route De Holzem 101
8232 Mamer

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
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€ 540 500,00
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LEDEVELOPPEMENT D'INNOVATIONS ET DETECHNOLOGIES POUR LA PROTECTION DEL'HERITAGE ENVIRONNEMENTAL, SOCIAL
France
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€ 317 500,00
Address
48 Avenue Mont Rabeau
06200 Nice

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
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€ 0,00