ModuLase aims to develop, validate & demonstrate a rapidly re-configurable laser process head that:
- Is capable of welding, cladding and cutting, through the use of three modular end-effectors
- Includes intelligent sensor technologies for in-process monitoring
- Is linked to an intelligent system, in order to achieve adaptive process control, quality assurance, and semi-automated process parameter configuration.
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 setup of pilot facilities in 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 needs 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.
On May 24th the Modulase consortium participated in the first review meeting of the project, hosted at European Commission’s Research Executive Agency in Brussels. The purpose of the meeting was to review the first 18 months of the project and discuss feedback on the research activities carried out during this period.
The Modulase project partners gave presentations on the work and accomplishments of their teams.
ModuLase Month 18 meeting took place at AIMEN Laser Applications Centre, in Pontevedra, on the 27th and 28th of February.
The first day of the meeting was dedicated to making an update on the signs of progress achieved since the last meeting and also to coordination, financial and contractual matters.
Besides the signs of progress, also the plans for the next six months were presented by each work package leader.
At the end of the first day, the partnership received a tour of the Aimen facilities and also a demonstration of the MODULASE cladding application that has been developed by AIMEN was made. Day two was reserved for technical discussions on the work packages and also for the exploitation.