Horizon2020 funding for research consortium on pulse-laser cutting
Tampere University coordinated project receives 5 million euro funding from the European commission to develop pulsed lasers.
In the research project High-Power Ultrafast Lasers using Tapered Double-Clad Fiber (PULSE), European scientists are developing a new 'pulsed' laser system, similar to the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics winner, to cut and shape ultra-high-strength industrial materials that are notoriously difficult to process at unimaginable speeds, while producing considerably less waste. The PULSE project has received 5 million euros from the European commission to develop pulsed lasers which can cut ultra-strong industrial materials for automotive industry.
With the ability to cut and shape ultra-high-strength boron steel up to one thousand times faster than existing technology, a new precision pulse laser looks set to boost the car industry with a 10% reduction in waste products, a 5% reduction in chassis costs, and a two-third decrease in manufacturing time.
The PULSE consortium received a grant of € 5 million from the European Union H2020 programme. There are partners from six countries: Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Italy and Latvia. There are also various companies involved in the project. The consortium behind the powerful new laser draws on expertise from eleven research institutions and industry partners from six different European countries and is coordinated by Dr. Regina Gumenyk Tampere University in Finland.
For more information, visit the PULSE project web site