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Laser surface engineering for new and enhanced functional performance with digitally enabled knowledge base

Objective

SHARK will unlock the potential for laser texturing for the generation of functional surfaces by boosting the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of the process. This will provide the European industry with a highly robust, cost effective and environmentally friendly system that is capable of producing a broad range of functional surfaces at industrial scale throughputs, and place Europe in an unassailable lead in this key area of manufacturing.
SHARK will advance laser surface texturing from the current ‘trial and error’, lab-scale concept into a highly predictable, data driven industrial approach by developing a digitally enabled knowledge management platform with a comprehensive database of process parameters and functionalities. SHARK system will be configured as an Open-platform independent of the laser source manufacturers, which for long, has been one of the main limitations for the process. SHARK’s system will be underpinned by a number of technology advances. Two laser surface texturing technologies will be developed, both based upon nanosecond fibre lasers. Pseudo Random laser texturing and Direct Laser Interference Patterning will be employed, offering complementary techniques to yield a highly flexible tool capable of delivering wide range of functional surfaces with exceptional productivity and excellent process efficiency. The project will develop surface texture predictive modelling to rapidly define key process variables required for specific surface functionalities. This will be combined with inline surface characterisation to enable rapid feedback and inbuilt quality assurance.
The project will deliver the following benefits:
• The capability to deliver surface functionalities into real products for less than 10% of the cost of the conventional part
• Greater than 20% improvement in product performance based on the surface functionalities deployed.
• Accelerated product development
• Strengthened global position of European manufacturing

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-FOF-2017

Coordinator

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 872 977,50
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 508 585,00
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 482 608,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 716 515,00
Address
Roger-federer-allee 7
2504 Biel/bienne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SENSOFAR-TECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
Ctra Bv 1274 Km 1
08224 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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ATS APPLIED TECH SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 449 776,25
Address
59A Coton Road
CV115TS Nuneaton

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West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIMTEC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 327 481,25
Address
155-157 Cours Berriat
38000 Grenoble

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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
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SANDVIK COROMANT AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 127 775,00
Address
Mossvaegen 10
811 81 Sandviken

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Region
Norra Sverige Norra Mellansverige Gävleborgs län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 206 622,50
Address
Unilever House, Victoria Embankment 100
EC4Y 0DY London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 237 805,00
Address
The National Technological Park Plassey
Limerick

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Region
Ireland Southern Mid-West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 191 706,25
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00