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2018-10-10

ModuLase, a modular laser process head as a safe-guarding of existing jobs

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The ModuLase project aims to develop, validate and demonstrate an adaptable laser process head, capable of welding, cladding and cutting, to increase the flexibility of laser systems. This will be achieved through the use of a Beam Forming Unit (BFU) and modular end-effectors (akin to changing a computer numerical control (CNC) machining tool).

The project will focus on materials and geometries for high-value manufacturing applications in the power, automotive and aerospace sectors. The ModuLase system will also include intelligent sensor technologies to support adaptive process control and quality assurance. 

The project impact is to safe-guarding existing jobs and the creation of highly skilled employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector within the EU.

This three-year project is now running for 2 years, and the last developments were fine-tuned during its 24th-month meeting that took place in September (Cambridge, UK), hosted by the project coordinator, TWI.

The focus of the meeting was on topics such as dissemination, exploitation, training and communication, the assembly and testing of the ModuLase process head, the system and software integration as well as the set up of pilot facilities in the industrial environment. Regarding exploitation, commercialisation and marketing/dissemination, a discussion involving all the consortium partners was carried out in order to agree on the actions that need to be accomplished to have the final Business Plan, considering the objective of having the ModuLase products ready to be sold right after the end of the project.

Additionally, the rest of the topics were addressed with setting deadlines and actions needed to integrate their outcomes.

The ModuLase consortium will gather in a new project meeting at the beginning of March 2019m in Turin, Italy. The meeting will be hosted by the Italian partner, CRF.

If you are interested in the ModuLase project, visit www.modulase.eu or contact EWF’s project coordinator, Rita Bola (rgbola@ewf.be).
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