LASERWAY

Funding:

Horizon Europe Framework Programme.
HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01.

 

 

Project:

“Extremely High-Speed Laser At The Right Place At The Right Time” and acronym “LASERWAY”.

File No.: 101138739

Project information:

Start and end date:
Start: January 1, 2024
End: December 31, 2026

Overall budget:
€5.392.275,72

Coordinator:
IDEKO S. COOP.

Number of participants:
17

Description and objectives:

Recent events such as the COVID pandemic and the Ukraine war have increased global uncertainty and prompted European companies to rethink their global supply chain and production methods. Given the unpredictable nature of potential shocks, it is crucial for European industry to maintain a high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to swiftly respond to sudden changes, whenever they may occur.

The LaserWay project aims to revolutionize the manufacturing industry by replacing conventional, inefficient, and environmentally harmful methods with highly flexible production lines based on high-speed laser technology. Laser blanking, laser micro-drilling, and extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA) are the three laser manufacturing technologies selected for their potential to create more sustainable manufacturing processes and products.

The project focuses on developing WayFASTER machines to improve the performance of the laser technologies through lightweight designs, vibration control techniques, and program optimizations tailored for high-speed laser applications. WayFASTER Photonics aims to ensure precise delivery of the laser beam at extreme speeds, targeting three laser technologies with unique demands. The WaySTRONGER integration concept aims to enhance the sustainability, resilience, and flexibility of current manufacturing processes by integrating new technologies mechanically and digitally.

The project’s success will provide a competitive edge for industries, such as automotive and aerospace, by reducing processing times, improving material usage, and enhancing end-product quality. The advancements made through the LaserWay project will drive innovation in high-speed laser processing, solidifying Europe’s position as a global leader in advanced manufacturing technologies.

Participants:

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

  • IDEKO S. COOP.
  • FAGOR ARRASATE S. COOP.
  • PRECITEC GMBH & CO KG
  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
  • FUNDACION TEKNIKER
  • COMPO TECH PLUS SPOL SRO
  • CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
  • MODULEWORKS GMBH
  • VIDEO SYSTEMS SRL
  • SISTEMA AZUD SA
  • ECOMATTERS B.V.
  • FAGOR AUTOMATION S. COOP.
  • ACUNITY GMBH
  • TEMATYS
  • AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU
  • CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
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