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COMBILASER presented on the MESIC 2015 (Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference)

Posted on 21.10.2015

IK4-LORTEK was invited by MESIC 2015 organizers (UPC-BarcelonaTECH, Fundació CIM) to make a presentation of COMBILASER project within a session in which several EC funded projects in the field of Advanced Manufacturing were presented. It was held at the end of July in Barcelona, Spain.

MESIC's main objective is to offer a meeting point for professionals and researchers from industry, research centers and academia to present and discuss recent advances in the field of Manufacturing Engineering. Within this framework, COMBILASER was introduced to audience by Dr. Luka Eciolaza, Researcher of the Smart Manufacturing Department of IK4-LORTEK, who did the presentation “On the way to zero defect laser manufacturing by process self-optimization based on monitored and NDI data”. The presentation was focused in its latter part on the “Self-learning System” development, activity which is being led by Dr. George Panoutsos, lecturer of the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering of The University of Sheffield, who collaborated in the presentation preparation. MESIC 2015 was attended by the Manufacturing Research Community, giving the opportunity to find synergies with other EC funded projects.

Link to MESIC 2015: http://www.mesic2015.com/

LZH presented Combilaser at the Schweisstec 2015 in Stuttgart

Posted on 18.12.2015

From November 3rd to 6th, 2015, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) presented the project COMBILASER at the Schweisstec in Stuttgart. At the stand of the cooperation partner MERKLE Schweißanlagen-Technik GmbH the LZH welcomed many visitors. The interesting conversations during the exhibition showed that the process control during welding is one of the major topics at the moment. Therefore, the self-learning system was seen as a very interesting approach.

Figure 1: Schweisstec, from November 3rd to 6th 2015, in Stuttgart

Figure 2: The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) presenting COMBILASER at the Schweißtec 2015. (Foto: LZH)

Laser Zentrum Hannover hosted the third consortium meeting

Posted on 16.3.2016
On 7th and 8st March 2016 Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) hosted the third consortium meeting of the European COMBILASER consortium.

The 12-member COMBILASER research consortium has just ended its first year of the COMBILASER project. The 3-year project that aims to bring beyond state-of-the art solutions in laser welding and laser cladding to the European industry is now entering from its first definition and concept design phase into its industrial-case adaptation phase. In this phase of the project is very important joint work, collaboration and connecting between end users and development centers.

The purpose of the consortium meeting in Hannover was to carefully assess the progress made in the first year in activities covering the design of solutions that will later be implemented at COMBILASER’s industrial partners’ premises. 

COMBILASER presented on the Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting 2016

Posted on 17.3.2016

The EU Project Combination of non-contact, high speed monitoring and non-destructive techniques applicable to Laser Based Manufacturing through a self-learning system – COMBILASER was kindly invited to provide a presentation at the Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting 2016 in Brussels. The European Technology Platform Photonics21 represents the photonics community of industry and research organizations.


COMBILASER was presented by Dr. Stefan Kaierle, Head of Materials and Processes Department of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.. The purpose of the presentation was to give a draft insight of the project.

Dr. Stefan Kaierle presented a general overview of project and focused on the main objective to minimize defects appearance in laser based manufacturing fulfilling the zero-failure manufacturing approach. To reach this approach different kind of monitoring techniques like laser ultrasonics, temperature profile monitoring, weld pool and spectral monitoring are used. The acquired data will be synchronized and feed to self-learning system. The new technology will be finally integrated and industrial validated in three different user cases.


The expected outcome of the project are productivity increase, reduction of scrap parts and wastes and zero failure parts delivered to the customers.

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