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Ultra Dynamic Optical Systems for High Throughput Laser Surface Processing

Objective

In nearly every sector of industrial manufacturing surface processing techniques are used, e.g. for structuring or polishing of aesthetical or functional surfaces. In many applications laser based surface processing techniques already achieve highest precision and quality. But often the throughput is limited.

State of the art for many applications in laser surface processing is the utilization of one round laser beam. The idea of ultraSURFACE is to increase the throughput for laser surface processing by at least a factor of 10 without any drawbacks in the quality of the processing results. Therefore, two different optics concepts will be realised and combined with a fast and synchronized machine, scanner and optics control.

Optics Concept 1 refers to a dynamic and flexible beam-shaping approach with piezo-deformable mirrors which enables the realisation and the fast adaption of application specific intensity distributions. This will allow significant increase in feed speed and track offset and therefore of throughput.
Optics Concept 2 is a beam splitting approach which allows simultaneous processing with multiple laser beams and thus a significant increase of throughput.

For both concepts the implementation of prototypes is planned as well as their industrial validation in different fields of application (laser structuring, laser polishing, laser thin-film processing). The main ultraSURFACE Objectives are
uSO1 Dynamic and flexible beam-shaping optics for laser surface processing
uSO2 Multi-beam optics for parallel laser surface processing
uSO3 Ultrafast synchronisation of optics and machine for 3D processing
uSO4 Validation in industrial scenarios

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 861 097,50

Participants (9)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 750
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITECHNOLOGIES SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bernstrasse 5
3238 Gals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PULSAR PHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 250
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEWSON
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Dijkstraat (Den) 82-86
9200 Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIBLE OPTICAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 412 500
Address
Rotterdamseweg 133
2628 AK Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLO-OR LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
Einstein Street 13 B
74036 Ness Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 732,50
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROCTER & GAMBLE MANUFACTURING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 500
Address
Sulzbacher Strasse 40
65824 Schwalbach Am Taunus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEMU GEBR. MULLER APPARATEBAU GMBH& CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 875
Address
Fritz Muller Strasse 6 8
74653 Ingelfingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)