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Bio-inspired laser functionalization of complex 3D industrial surfaces

Objective

Surface functionalisation is present in a wide range of sectors, improving the performance of multiple components and systems in many applications. However, when considering the application of such functionalisation in complex industrial parts, several challenges must be faced. The difficulty of reaching all surfaces of complex 3D parts is significative, especially in those with considerable size and weight. At the same time, uncertainty about the regulatory compliance of functionalised parts in some sectors makes a straightforward integration of this process more difficult. As a result, this limits the potential of some companies in terms of opening up new markets or attaining a competitive edge. Additionally, the creation of functional surfaces has traditionally relied on processes such as chemical reactions and/or the complete coating of the native surfaces (e.g. aerofoils). Due to their very nature, these processes generate unwanted by-products thereby leaving a significant environmental footprint, which go against the “do no significant harm” principle of The European Green Deal. In order to avoid these setbacks, a new functionalising process for complex 3D shaped parts in which the environmental footprint is reduced and where new guidelines are generated to complement the manufacturing standards of target sectors, could be a game changer. BILASURF aims at developing and integrating a process for high-rate laser functionalization of complex 3D surfaces using tailored designed bio inspired riblets to reduce friction and improve the environmental footprint of industrial parts, assuring a high throughput with the help of inline monitoring capabilities. This solution can provide European industry with a key tool to use a more efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing process.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
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€ 700 391,00
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Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Spain

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (9)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
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€ 694 110,00
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Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Galicia Pontevedra
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 521 375,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUSION BIONIC GMBH
Germany
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€ 771 920,00
Address
Lobtauer Strasse 69
01159 Dresden

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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
Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BIONIC SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
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€ 525 125,00
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
8041 Graz

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

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
France
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€ 615 703,75
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23 Rue Cyprian
69100 Villeurbanne

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
GLOBAL HYDRO ENERGY GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 518 125,00
Address
Niederranna 41
4085 Hofkirchen

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Innviertel
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ZIEHL-ABEGG S.E.
Germany
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€ 331 169,00
Address
Heinz Ziehl Strasse 4
74653 Kunzelsau

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Hohenlohekreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ALTECHNA R&D UAB
Lithuania
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€ 730 000,00
Address
Konstitucijos Pr 23
08105 Vilnius

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

Yes
Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
SOUTHERN EUROPEAN CLUSTER IN PHOTONICS & OPTICS ASSOCIACION
Spain
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€ 193 750,00
Address
Rambla Sant Nebridi 10
08222 Terrassa

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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
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00