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Customized photonic devices for defectless laser based manufacturing

Objective

Different beam shaping technologies, appeared in recent years enable to tailor energy delivery using a tailored spatial and temporal power distribution in laser beam. This makes possible to solve relevant metallurgical problems, such as hot cracking in Laser Beam Welding (LBW) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM). However, the desired thermal history (temperature range and cooling rates) is specific for each material. In other words, it is material- and process-specific so the exact beam shape must be customized to the specific alloy and process in question. This is not exclusive to LBW and SLM, but also to other laser-based manufacturing scenarios where a certain thermal history is needed for precise microstructure tailoring. CUSTODIAN aims to develop a methodology of application-driven laser beam tailoring of the material microstructure and deploy this beam to solve hotcracking in LBW and SLM. CUSTODIAN will rely on beams with specific shape and spatial energy distribution, designed upon the metallurgical studies and multiphysics simulation for each combination of process and material. To accomplish the deployment of customized beam shapes in relevant industrial environment, the consortium will perform a twofold photonic development: (1) a compact, robust and dynamic beam shaping technology (Multi Plane Light Conversion, MPLC) and (2) a closed loop inline control system based on uncooled SWIR/MWIR sensors and an FPGA architecture to ensure the quality and dynamicity of the beam shape requirements. The application scenarios of CUSTODIAN are: LBW of austenitic steel for exhaust systems in automotive and SLM of nickel superalloys in energy and aeronautical sectors. The developed methodology for application-driven beam shape design will be protocolized to facilitate its future extension to other laser-based processes with (e.g. laser metal deposition) or without material addition (laser tempering, laser softening, etc.) as well as to other shaping technologies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science/multiphysics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 797 325

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 474 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 550 000
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAILABS
France
EU contribution
€ 990 000
Address
38 Boulevard Albert 1Er
35200 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METALMECANICO, MUEBLE, MADERA, EMBALAJE Y AFINES-AIDIMME
Spain
EU contribution
€ 644 687,50
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 38 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRECITEC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
Draisstrasse 1
76571 Gaggenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 375
Address
Plaza Marques De Salamanca 2
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARELLI EUROPE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 937,50
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GFM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 451,25
Address
Via G Natta 5
24030 Mapello
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOUTHERN EUROPEAN CLUSTER IN PHOTONICS & OPTICS ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 125
Address
Rambla Sant Nebridi 10
08222 Terrassa
Activity type
Other