ultraSURFACE

Key Info

Basic Information

Partner:
Prof. Dr. Peter Loosen
Faculty:
Mechanical Engineering
Pillar:
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2016 to 30.06.2019
EU contribution:
2.927.455 euros
 

Title

Ultra Dynamic Optical Systems for High Throughput Laser Surface Processing

Concept

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.

Participants

  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany (Coordinator)
  • Unitechnologies SA, Switzerland
  • Pulsar Photonics GmbH, Germany
  • Newson, Belgium
  • Flexible Optical B.V., Netherlands
  • Holo-OR Ltd., Israel
  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Germany
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH, Germany
  • GEMÜ Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG, Germany