R&D

LUNOVU participates in several research and development projects. Some of them are publically funded. Current projects are:

 

PeroBOOST - On the way towards efficient lead-free perovskite based solar cells

Together with Cologne University, Enerthing GmbH, AIXTRON SE, ZOEK Cologne, Fraunhofer ISE Gelsenkirchen and the University Duisburg-Essen, in this project the development of perovskite solar cells will be brought to a next level. LUNOVU will investigate laser processes that are required for large area processing.

More about PeroBoost

 


COMMUNION - Joining of 3D TPC/Metal Multimaterial Components

This multi national project aims at developing cost-efficient manufacturing methods for three-dimensional metal/CFRT components. 15 partners from industry and research co-operate in this project. As a part of this consortium, LUNOVU develops special laser systems for the joining process.

COMMUNION web site

 

EVEREST - Development of an intelligent process and system technology for extreme high speed laser cladding

I a joint research project with Fraunhofer ILT and the companies BCT GmbH and Drink & Schloessers GmbH & Co. KG, LUNOVU will explore extreme high speed laser cladding. The target is to establish this novel process an economical an ressource-friendly alternative to existing processes in the paper or chemical industry.

 

CarboLase - Highly productive, automated and tailor-made just-in-time FRP component manufacturing

Current production technologies for fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) are using 3D multi-layer textile preforms. The preform production is often characterized by high manual workload. High level of automation, including automated quality assurance, is often cost-effective only at high volumes.

In the highly innovative EU and OP.EFRE funded “CarboLase”-project industry and research institutes are developing the future fully automated preforming process chain. Sensors as well as flexible software and hardware interfaces are integrated in the process chain, enabling the transfer of product and process data along the process chain. One core innovation is the combination of productive 2D CNC cutting, high-precision laser material processing of the textile preforms by ultra-short pulsed laser radiation and a fully automated application of metallic fasteners into the preforms. The technologies are integrated in a single robot cell.

Together with AMPHOS GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT develops laser technology tasks in a project context. As a system integrator, LUNOVU GmbH supports the networking of individual process steps and implements the integration of sensor technology into the robotic cell at the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University ITA. Kohlhage Fasteners GmbH & Co. KG develops the automated provision and integration of fasteners (inserts). ITA takes over the implementation of the automated process chain for the production of laser-processed preforms in close cooperation with all project partners.

 

PoLaRoll - Polygon scanner based ultra-short pulse laser processing in roll-to-roll manufacturing

The PoLaRoll project aim is to integrate, for the first time, high speed ultra-short pulse laser ablation process into a roll-to-roll machine fulfilling the requirements of individualised laser-based mass production. To reach this ambitious goal, various technological and scientific disciplines will be brought together in the PoLaRoll project.

PoLaRoll website

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