START OF THE COMBILASER PROJECT

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START OF THE COMBILASER PROJECT

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On 20th and 21st January 2015, Spodnja Idrija and Tolmin in Slovenia hosted the first meeting of the European COMBILASER consortium.

The European COMBILASER research consortium has been chosen by the European Commission for funding under the new European research framework – Horizon2020 (Link:http://combilaser.eu).

The consortium brings together 12 partners from 7 countries. The partners are: HIDRIA AET (SLO), IK4 – LORTEK (ESP), LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER (GER), RECENDT (AUT), UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (UK), LASERLINE (GER), ORKLI (ESP), TALLERES MECANICOS COMAS (ESP), MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY (FR), 4D GMBH (GER), CAVITAR (FIN), SiEVA (SLO).

The goal of the COMBILASER project is to develop advanced state-of-the-art laser welding and laser metal cladding techniques that could be ready for industrial use in different branches of European industry. In this regard testing procedures of the newly-developed technology will be made on three different industrial use-cases, each with its own specific conditions.

The COMBILASER project aims to contribute to development of state-of-the-art technologies that will in the next years become integrated in the European industry, helping it to increase its global competitiveness and in doing so contribute to economic growth and social cohesion in Europe.

(This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636902)