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Ultra Dynamic Optical Systems for High Throughput Laser Surface Processing

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 FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 861 097,50

Participants (9)

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 351 750

UNITECHNOLOGIES SA

Switzerland

PULSAR PHOTONICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 331 250

NEWSON

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

FLEXIBLE OPTICAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 412 500

HOLO-OR LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 293 750

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 732,50

PROCTER & GAMBLE MANUFACTURING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 500

GEMU GEBR. MULLER APPARATEBAU GMBH& CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687222

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 739 955

  • EU contribution

    € 2 927 455

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany