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4th International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing (LU2015)

Posted on 23.7.2015

During the 4th International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing (LU2015) RECENDT showed a thorough evaluation on its new laser ultrasound detector, which is going to be further optimised and adapted in the COMBILASER project.

Here, a much improved signal to noise ratio (compared to state of the art detectors) with high immunity to parasitic signals (always appearing in industrial environments) for the detection of ultrasonic waves was presented. Five different talks from RECENDT, ranging from acoustic wave propagation simulation to detector development and industrial implementations, showed the effort put into this research field. This led, during the future symposia meeting, to the decision that the next LU conference in 2016 will be organized by RECENDT at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (AUT).

The LU2015 symposium was organized by the Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern University, Evanston (Chicago), Illinois.  The LU2015 conference aimed on traditional disciplines such as, laser generation and/or detection of acoustic waves, non-destructive testing and materials characterization, ultrafast opt acoustics, guided wave techniques, modelling and simulation of ultrasound propagation in solids, sensor physics, nonlinear ultrasound techniques, and innovative instrumentation. The symposium provided opportunities to promote the recent progress in laser ultrasonics technology and identify potential new directions for development of advanced sensing methodologies. 

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Project presentation on the event of LASER World of Photonics 2015

Posted on 16.8.2015

We were kindly invited by Mr. Ulrich Thombansen (Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik) to make a presentation of COMBILASER project objectives/achievements on the event of LASER World of Photonics 2015. Some of the EC founded laser oriented projects were presented at this event, including COMBILASER.

The aim of this event was mainly networking of representatives (project coordinators, presenters, project partners) on the laser oriented projects. On the other hand, this event was also the opportunity  to find some synergies with other laser oriented project in sense of potential clustering in upcoming years. The closest parallels could be done with two project: MASHLES and RADICLE.

The COMBILASER presentation was taken positively, the great and high expectations were also clearly pointed out from the moderator of Forum.

Combilaser project poster

Posted on 27.8.2015

Here you can find the poster of Combilaser project.

Download the poster here

Project presentation at SiEVA's event

Posted on 08.9.2015
On Friday 4th September 2015, the Hidria Institute for Materials and Technologies hosted the annual meeting of employees of the SiEVA Development Centre. The meeting was convened at the opportunity of the conclusion of the so-financing operation for the Centre, which lasted from 01.02.2011 - 30.06.2015; the funds being provided from the European Regional Fund.

The first part of the meeting focused on the R&D achievements of the Centre in this period and on opportunities and plans for the future. Achievements and products that were developed by the Centre were presented by the managers of the respected BUs. Products and solutions spanned from ICE components, electric drivetrain components, safety and comfort systems, mechatronics and technologies and processes.


This was followed by a presentation of Ms. Samanta Krapež of SiEVA’s European projects acquired under the Horizon 2020. The COMBILASER project received much attention and interest from the participants. Many were interested in the possibilities of a wider application of the project’s solution since other industria SiEVA’s stakeholders also manufacture products where similar solutions might be used. SiEVA’s director-general Miloš Šturm promised to let everyone know when the validation and industrial use-case application activities under the COMBILASER project will begin.


The second part of the event focused on metrology: this scientific field has been steadily gaining prominence in the automotive R&D sector due to ever increasing quality and reliability demands. The presentations included Ines Mohorič of Hidria Rotomatika, who presented the activities of laboratories that form the Hidria Institute for Materials and Technologies and Mr. Matjaž Lindič from the Slovenian Institute for Quality and Metrology – the leading national institution in this field – who presented the latest industrial and R&D trends in metrology.


The third part of the event was designed as an open discussion. Participants discussed possible R&D ideas for future projects and also touched on possibilities on cooperating in further European R&D projects, especially under the Horizon 2020 European research framework. Once again SiEVA’s activities on this field gained much attention and many present in the audience stressed the need to transfer the acquired experience and partners’ contacts acquired in European R&D activities to possible new project ideas in order to create new promising R&D consortia with European partners.