The LASHARE project, co-funded by the EU, has been launched to give more than 30 SMEs a helping hand, bringing together six of the most renowned European research institutes under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. The ambitious aim of the project is to share knowledge on laser based equipment and its use addressing the whole value chain end to end. As a key success factor for European manufacturing the transfer of innovative solutions from the laboratory into industrially robust products and the dissemination of its use stands at the heart of the project.
Type of Services/Role:
- Feasibility assessment and at the second stage the applicability of a mobile laser device for welding, ablation and cutting of steels. The targeted industry sectors were mainly ship building, oil and gas and pipeline repairs.
- Relevant tests were performed in real shipyard environment at the premises of Chalkis shipyard.
Laser-Based Equipment Assessment
Origin of Funding :
FRAUNHOFER (Germany), TROTEC PRODUKTIONS U. VERTRIEBS GMBH (Austria), LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA (Belgium), MULTITEL ASBL (Belgium), EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING AISBL (Belgium), SULZER METCO AG (Switzerland), OERLIKON METCO AG WOHLEN (Switzerland), DIRECTPHOTONICS INDUSTRIES GMBH (Germany), LZH LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V. (Germany), LISA LASER PRODUCTS OHG (Germany), IXUN LASERTECHNIK GMBH (Germany), PRIMES GMBH (Germany), BRAUN GMBH (Germany), S & F SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH (Germany), JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH (Germany), LIMO LISSOTSCHENKO MIKROOPTIK GMBH (Germany), ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (Germany), SIMAUPRO GALICIA SL (Spain), MAIER, S.Coop. (Spain), NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL (Spain), FUNDACION CARTIF (Spain), SELECCION DE CORSETERIA SLU (Spain), MONOCROM SL (Spain), ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE (Spain), ROFIN BAASEL ESPANA SL (Spain), ARTTIC (France), MICEL (France), LA MONNAIE DE PARIS EPIC (France), MICEL FILMS SAS (France), AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES SA (France), CENTRE TECHNOLOGIQUE ALPHANOV (France), TEEM PHOTONICS SA (France), HOLO-OR LTD (Israel), CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA (Italy), SOLAR SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT S.R.L. (Italy), PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA(Italy), TWI LIMITED (United Kingdom), LASER EXPERTISE LTD (United Kingdom) and SET SCIENTIFIC & EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (United Kingdom)