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Polygon scanner based ultra-short pulse laser processing in roll-to-roll manufacturing

Objective

Roll-to-roll manufacturing is well established in many segments like electronics, micro manufacturing or solar technology. Continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing processes can be integrated with various manufacturing steps within the production line. While many conventional and laser manufacturing techniques could already be embedded successfully into roll-to-roll machines, pulsed laser structuring could not be adapted sufficiently. The main obstacles are insufficient pulse repetition rate levels with required pulse energy and beam deflection speed and accuracy.
The PoLaRoll project aim is to bring together current developments and fully integrate a high speed ultra-short pulse laser ablation process into a roll-to-roll machine fulfilling the requirements of individualised laser-based mass production. Various disciplines are in focus of the PoLaRoll project:
A femtosecond laser will be developed with high pulse energy at extremely high pulse rates. Innovative polygon scanner technology for ultra-fast beam deflection is advanced in speed and accuracy and a dual polygon scanner will be developed enabling simultaneous laser structuring of top and bottom face of web material. An in-line metrology method will be developed enabling process monitoring and control. Highly sophisticated methods will be developed and applied enabling the synchronisation of the ground-breaking ultra-fast processing sub-systems.
To prove the PoLaRoll process performance a target application has been selected, which is solar shading of glass facades. The laser formed micro structure's geometry allows cutting the solar radiation and therefore reduces the energy used for cooling and ventilation. The PoLaRoll laser structuring module will be integrated into a prototypical modular designed roll-to-roll machine as well as in a conventional machine for mass production operated by the industrial end-user. Thus the PoLaRoll project will be able to revolutionise the current state of the art in digital roll-to-roll processing.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics/pulsed lasers
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/subtractive manufacturing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 569 671,25

Participants (6)

LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 490 724,50
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 10
4031 Liege Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 497 700
Address
Av De Canteranne Bat Meropa 11
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROMETAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 619,50
Address
Renkenrunsstrasse 24
79379 Mullheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXT SCAN TECHNOLOGY BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 465 500
Address
Noowegenstraat 29 Haven 8008
9940 Evergem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 625
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNOVU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 687,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)