PROMETHEUS

Pulsed Rapid ultra-short laser surface texturing for Manufacture of FlexiblE and CusTomisEd ProdUctS

This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°825503
This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°825503

Funding authority:
PROMETHEUS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Grant agreement no:
825503
Project duration: 01.01.2019–31.12.2021

 

Aim

The overall aim of PROMETHEUS is to develop high power ultra-short pulse lasers and the associated optics to enable the precise periodic texturing of surfaces to impart a range of surface functionalities at unprecedented processing speeds.


Impact

Strengthening industrial manufacturing based on ultra-short pulse lasers and extending its field of applications by simultaneous improvement of precision and productivity; significant contribution to the digitization of European industry.

The PROMETHEUS case studies have been chosen to challenge the technology application into a range of price sensitive industrial sectors. PROMETHEUS focusses upon the industrial application of ultra-short pulse lasers for manufacturing. The project focusses on the development of high power ultra-short pulse laser technologies in the range of 10 ns – 700 ps and will be applicable to future high-power developments in shorted pulse systems.