laSer surface engineering for new and enHanced functionAl perfoRmance with digitally enabled Knowledge base
Funding authority: The project SHARK has received funding from the European Union`s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No 768701.
Project duration: 01.10.2017–30.09.2020
The SHARK project will advance laser surface texturing from the current ‘trial and error’, lab-scale concept into a highly predictable, data driven industrial approach by developing a digitally enabled knowledge management platform with a comprehensive database of process parameters and functionalities. Pseudo Random laser texturing and Direct Laser Interference Patterning will be employed, offering complementary techniques to yield a highly flexible tool capable of delivering wide range of functional surfaces with exceptional productivity and excellent process efficiency. The project will develop surface texture predictive modelling to rapidly define key process variables required for specific surface functionalities and combine it with two laser surface texturing technologies and inline surface characterization.