Customized photonics devices for defectless laser-based manufacturing
The CUSTODIAN project aims to develop a new methodology of application-driven laser beam tailoring to solve hot cracking problems in laser-based powder bed fusion and to reach quality requirements in laser beam welding of two stainless steel sheets with a variable gap.
The role of the Research Unit of Photonic Technologies is to analyse the processes through simulation and to provide optimized beam shapes towards the goal of solving aforementioned problems. This results in a reduction of iterations in building and testing prototype equipment and thus reduces time and costs in the development phase.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 825103. CUSTODIAN project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.
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