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LASER FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONALISED METALLIC SURFACES

Objective

The main goal of the LASER4SURF project is to develop a laser based solution for the functionalization of metallic surfaces with textures ~1µm or less on mass production. This solution will be based on surface functionalization with ultrashort pulses via Laser Induced Periodic Surface Structures (LIPSS).
The LASER4SURF project will develop a Laser Texturing Prototype to overcome the current barriers for the LIPSS technique to reach mass production, achieving a production rate of 0.1 min/cm2:
• High process time for large 3D pieces.
• Need of inline inspection methods.
• Need of modelling tools for parameter selection.
The development will be focused on the three main steps of the Laser texturing value chain:
• Laser technology/equipment. To generate LIPSS of different pattern sizes with multiple orientations, LASER4SURF will develop an easy to integrate and control, compact and low cost optical module.
• In-line inspection tool. A whole optical measurement system based on diffractometry technology will be integrate with the laser equipment including hardware and software in order to be able to monitor all different nano properties from the functionalised surfaces.
• Simulation tool that will show automatically the process parameters required to obtain the desired functionality for a specific material. The simulation tool will automatically transfer the optimum laser parameters to the LIPSS equipment in order to configure it for the desired pattern.
The project will combine the developments in an all in one solution, that will be validated by three different use case products that represent a broad range of the main industries, metal alloys used and required functionalities.

The LASER4SURF project will be developed by a well-balanced consortium that brings together 8 partners: 3 technology developers (CEIT, MULTITELL and VISUM), an integrator of the solutions (LASEA), three industrial partners (FAGOR, RESCOLL and CIC) and a dissemination partner (ESCI)

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2017
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 801 927,50

Participants (8)

LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 897 750
Address
Rue Louis Plescia 31
4102 Seraing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MULTITEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 595 625
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
VISUM LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 207 021,22
Address
Coolkeragh Lower
V31 Listowel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 494 750
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava
Activity type
Research Organisations
FAGOR AUTOMATION S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 490
Address
Barrio San Andres 19
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 285 457,50
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 875
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 853,78
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)