COMBILASER 5th consortium meeting in Orange
The participants at the meeting acquainted themselves with the progress that was made in this year. Discussion was also focused on upcoming industrial use-case validation processes at three pilot sites (Hidria AET, Orkli, TM Comas). The developed solutions have been tested in lab environment and shall be installed at pilot sites in the upcoming months. The three-year long project is entering its final phase and the project is well on its way to meet all the goals. At the same time discussions were already held on the topic of post-project cooperation among partners in upcoming European calls.
COMBILASER Hidria AET UC validated
The solution that was for the first time shown at the Second Periodic technical review in Hannover, Germany in March 2017. The solution combines a Self-Learning System provided by the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) of the University of Sheffield, a laser-control system provided by 4D, a melt-pool control system provided by Cavitar, NDT system installed by Recendt, with a monitoring system which was all combined into a compact setup by Laser Zentrum Hannover and IK4 Lortek. The installed system will now be runnning and be extensively tested throughout the whole month of June. It is expected that the final setup shall be perfected until end of summer.
For more details see the photos below.
COMBILASER promotional video is here
On 11th July the COMBILASER project proudly published the COMBILASER promotional video. The video which was shot at the premises of Hidria AET in Tolmin, Slovenia shows the newly installed COMBILASER-developed application fort he welding of the new Hidria OPTYMUS pressure-sensor glow plug, together with the manufacturing process at HAET which is completely located within a clean room environment. Project development partners give their inputs about technical background on the project (University of Sheffield, Recendt and LZH) and general information presented by staff at Hidria AET and SiEVA.
The project video can be seen on this link.
LASER World of Photonics 2017 in Munich
The European commission, Photonics 21 and LASHARE organized a forum at Laser World of Photonics in Munich on 29th June where some COMBILASER project members were present. Under the headline “Digitisation of Laser based manufacturing in Europe” the program identified topics and activities that support digitisation in the photonics sector. After an overview about research agendas and work programmes by the Commission and Photonics 21, the two I4MS projects APPOLO and LASHARE provided an overview about their innovation scheme. After that a workshop was organized where people from the audience was involved to discuss relevant topics connected to future challenges in the field of digitisation. In this discussion some members of COMBILASER project participated and shared their view regarding the topic.
In the final part of the forum, some laser related research and innovation projects were presented including COMBILASER project. Aitor García de la Yedra explained the main results within the project and especially those that contribute to the progress in laser digitisation. Among the attenders, there were several participants from other laser related projects as Mashes, Adalam, etc.