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High ThRoughput lasEr texturing of Self-CLEANing and antibacterial surfaces

Objective

The TresClean project will develop high-throughput laser-based texturing for fluid-repellent and antibacterial metal surfaces using innovative industrial high-average power ultrashort-pulsed lasers in combination with high-performance scanning heads. These technologies will be applied to produce self-cleaning and aseptic machine parts for food industry (e.g. components in contact with biological fluids) and home appliances (e.g. dishwashers) by utilising a beam delivery method over areas that can reach 250 mm2. In the first phase of the project the basic research activities for the surface design will be implemented together with a subsequent robust and scalable processing technologies and the development of the required laser sources and scanning systems. With the purpose of meeting the end users’ requirements all the activities included in the first phase will be defined in detail in accordance to the predefined physical limits of the system technology. The design of surface structures and definition of the characterization methods will inform the subsequent work on two different technologies (DLIP and LIPSS) for the production of the needed structures, with respect to the process robustness and the scalability. In the second phase the technologies developed will be up scaled to a high throughput production of functional surfaces. The laser systems and high speed scanning unit will be combined. Work on the upscaling of the processes on simplified geometries (2D) and development of processing strategies for the defined demonstrative parts will be performed. Then the final demonstration, the testing of the added functionality and the high throughput production will be done on the defined parts from the end-users in the last phase of the project

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planetary geology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics/pulsed lasers
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 469 750

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 827 311,25
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE TECHNOLOGIQUE ALPHANOV
France
EU contribution
€ 737 155
Address
Rue Francois Mitterrand Universite De Bordeaux 1
33400 Talence
Activity type
Research Organisations
RAYLASE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 562,50
Address
Argelsrieder Feld 2+4
82234 Wessling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOR INTERNATIONAL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 125
Address
Via Friuli 11
36015 Schio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BSH ELECTRODOMESTICOS ESPANA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 533 437,50
Address
Ronda Canal Imperial De Aragon Num 18 Parque Empresarial Pla-za
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KITE INNOVATION (EUROPE) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 125
Address
3M Buckley Innovation Centre
HD1 3BD Huddersfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 625
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations