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Pulsed Rapid ultra-short laser surface texturing for Manufacture of FlexiblE and CusTomisEd ProdUctS

Objective

PROMETHEUS will deliver the next generation in high power ultra-short pulse laser surface processing. The project will develop key enabling component technologies including; ultra-short pulse laser architectures with pulse duration in the range 700 ps – 10ns, average power >1kW and pulse repetition rates >500Hz. These innovative laser solutions will be combined with laser optics (diffractive optic element beam splitting and M2 transformations), optical fibre delivery and in-process inspection and control to enable high throughput, high spatial resolution Direct Laser Interference Patterning (DLIP) surface processing. The PROMETHEUS integrated system will be demonstrated to deliver unprecedented surface texturing speeds of up to 5 m2/ min, enabling high resolution features down to 1 µm to be produced with minimal heat impact on work pieces. PROMETHEUS will specifically take the current technology development from TRL 4 to TRL 6 within a 3-year programme and will deliver an integrated laser processing demonstrator as an objective of the project. This demonstrator system will be capable of delivering a broad range of surface functionalities onto metals, polymers and ceramics. PROMETHEUS is an ambitious project representing a pan-European EU consortium of world leading industrial and research partners with 4 multinational end-user representatives, Maier, Johnson and Johnson, Fiat Chrysler Automobile group and Arcelik will critically assess the projects outputs against current industrial processes. These major end-users represent the automotive, white goods and fast-moving consumer goods markets and will test both the process and the resultant surfaces again current production for a range of applications, including: non-stick, low wear/friction, oleophobic and hydrophobic properties. By demonstrating high-speed processing and commercial application of the technology, PROMETHEUS will overcome the main limitations currently preventing large scale commercialisation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 397 812,50

Participants (15)

ANDRITZ POWERLASE LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 518,33
Address
Unit 3, Meadowbrook Industrial Estate, Maxwell Way,
RH10 9SA Crawley West Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLO-OR LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 538 548,75
Address
Einstein Street 13 B
74036 Ness Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VISUM LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 105 884,57
Address
Coolkeragh Lower
V31 Listowel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTONICS BRETAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 299 375
Address
4 Rue Louis De Broglie
22300 Lannion
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 743 750
Address
Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 288 750
Address
The National Technological Park Plassey
Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELIK A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Karaagac, Sutluce Beyoglu Cad. No:2-6
34445 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 000
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 402 875
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 505 350
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 562 476,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 478 250
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 472 500
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
EDGEWAVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 501 028,54
Address
Carlo-schmid-strasse 19
52146 Wurselen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 369 115,43
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)