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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

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 861 097,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 861 097,50

Participants (11)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 351 750,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 351 750,00
UNITECHNOLOGIES SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bernstrasse 5
3238 Gals

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PULSAR PHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 331 250,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 331 250,00
NEWSON
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 204 000,00
Address
Dijkstraat (Den) 82-86
9200 Dendermonde

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 204 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NEWSON ENGINEERING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 33 000,00
Address
Burgmeester De Lausnaystraat 63
9290 Berlare

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 33 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NEWSON DRIVE BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 33 000,00
Address
Kapittelstraat 8
9280 Lebbeke

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 33 000,00
FLEXIBLE OPTICAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 412 500,00
Address
Rotterdamseweg 133
2628 AK Delft

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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
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 412 500,00
HOLO-OR LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 293 750,00
Address
Einstein Street 13 B
74036 Ness Ziona

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 293 750,00
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 210 732,50
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach

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Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen-Höchstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 210 732,50
PROCTER & GAMBLE MANUFACTURING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 120 500,00
Address
Sulzbacher Strasse 40
65824 Schwalbach Am Taunus

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Region
Darmstadt Main-Taunus-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 120 500,00
GEMU GEBR. MULLER APPARATEBAU GMBH& CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 75 875,00
Address
Fritz Muller Strasse 6 8
74653 Ingelfingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Hohenlohekreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 75 875,00