During the two-day meeting the participants were discussing about the work completed until this moment, and the current state of development activities within the project. In addition, the meeting was a great opportunity to prepare for the intensive third and final year ahead and for the forthcoming review meeting with the European Commission which is planned in first half of 2017.
The project partner also had an opportunity to acquaint themselves with R&D and teaching capabilities of the Sheffield University. The University staff presented to them the laboratories, research capacities and projects in fields related to mechatronics and especially robotics. Partner have also been given a tour of the brand new Diamond Building which houses the University’s innovative multidisciplinary engineering education facilities which enable common learning to students of multiple engineering faculties implementing innovative teaching solutions (such as student-led learning).
THE COMBILASER PROJECT
The COMBILASER Project was funded by the European Commission under the new Horizon 2020 research program and aims to develop advanced techniques of laser welding and laser cladding to bring them to availability of different areas of the European industry.
Furthermore, the COMBILASER project contributes to the development of new technologies that will be integrated into a future in many European industries, helping to increase their global competitiveness and thereby contributing to economic growth and better social cohesion in Europe.
The consortium brings together 12 partners from 7 different countries. The partners are: HIDRIA AET (SLO), IK4 – LORTEK (ESP), LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER (GER), RECENDT (AUT), UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (UK), LASERLINE (GER), ORKLI (ESP), TMCOMAS (ESP), MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY (FR), 4D GMBH (GER), CAVITAR (FIN) and SiEVA (SLO).