ModuLase – Combining Welding, Cutting and Cladding Manufacturing in one machine
EWF continues to engage in initiatives that address SMEs needs, through active involvement and participation in research and development projects.
ModuLase H2020 project is one of the recent projects in which EWF is involved. Between 15th and 16th of November the kick off meeting of the project took place in Cambridge, UK and it was organised by the project coordinator, TWI.
The role of EWF in the ModuLase project is three-fold: it ranges from engaging with the relevant stakeholders of the projects in the dissemination efforts, as well as bridging the gap between RTDs and end-users in terms of exploitation of results to the contribution for standardization actions, both in terms of reviewing and development.
ModuLase will encompass all stages of the process chain and provide additional flexibility, cost reduction and execution speed without compromising the overall quality, hence providing a better overall performance. By providing the groundwork for a more thorough utilization of laser-based manufacturing, ModuLase will provide a critical tool for the Factories of the Future public-private partnership which sets a vision and outlines routes on its 2014-2020 roadmap towards high added value manufacturing technologies. As result of this vision, the factories of the future will be clean, highly performing, environmental friendly and socially sustainable.
Technology and knowledge transfer are one paramount issue that will also be part of the project, facilitating the collaboration with EU SMEs and large industries, and enabling the rapid deployment and commercialisation of the new technology.
The ModuLase project partners are TWI (United Kingdom), QSYS (Netherland), ULO (United Kingdom), AIMEN (Spain), EWF (Belgium), CRF (Italy), SODECIA (Germany) and GEL (United Kingdom).
If you want to discover more about the ModuLase project, read the Press Release. There, are presented the project specifications and technical deliverables.
The ModuLase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. H2020–FoF-2016- 723945-ModuLase. The project is an initiative of the Photonics and Factories of the Future Public Private Partnerships’.