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Horizon 2020 Workshop: Advancing photonics technology in production environments

H2020 Workshop at SPIE Photonics Europe 2016

Advanced Manufactuing and Photonics for Production, a one-day H2020 workshop at SPIE Photonics Europe focused on photonics research in Europe for advanced solutions in laser-based manufacturing.

Thank you to all who participated in SPIE Photonics Europe 2016 in Brussels.

Registration pricing and details Pre-registration is required
Limited seating available

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5 April 2016 · 09:00 to 15:00

09:00-09:10 Driving Innovation by Research in Laser-based Manufacturing (Thombansen)
09:10-09:25 Funding Strategies for Research in Laser-based Manufacturing under the umbrella of Horizon2020 (Helmrath)
09:25-09:40 I4MS (de la Maze)
09:40-09:55 NFFA (Carsughi)
10:00-10:20 LASHARE (Thombansen)
10:20-10:40 APPOLO (Trusovas)
10:40-11:00 RAZIPOL (Abdou-Ahmed)
11:00-11:20 ADALAM (Perales)
11:20-11:40 CHARMING (Hernandez)
11:40-12:00 COMBILASER (de la Yedra)
12:00-12:20 HALO (Napier)
12:20-12:40 ISLA (Napier)
12:40-13:00 MASHES (Diaz)
13:00-13:20 FABIMED (Romero)
13:20-15:00 Innovation Valley - Face to Face with European Research in Photonics



09:00 - 09:10
Driving Innovation by Research in Laser-based Manufacturing

Ulrich Thombansen, Fraunhofer ILT

Research on Laser-based manufacturing plays a vital role in innovating Europe’s production. The development of innovative processes and equipment and its transfer to real world applications are tasks that require efforts from all participants in all regions of Europe. The right strategies on how to join forces and how to create maximum impact are at the centre of future European advance in manufacturing.

09:10 - 09:25
Funding Strategies for Research in Laser-based Manufacturing under the umbrella of Horizon2020

Christoph Helmrath, European Commission

Advances in European manufacturing technology are supported by strategic research programmes. After several years of topic centred collaborative funding, new strategies have been developed. Concepts like "Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs" (I4MS) and ActPhast have been set in place to accelerate technology transfer throughout Horizon2020.

09:25 - 09:40

Silvia de la Maze, Innovalia

I4MS is an initiative to involve SMEs in European research activities. Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs addresses sectors like cloud computing, simulation, handling systems and laser technology and provides access to resources as well as professional research services. Key element is the involvement of all relevant stakeholders for a given technology like suppliers, research organisations and end-users.

09:40 - 09:55

Flavio Carsughi, FZ Juelich

NFFA EUROPE sets out a platform to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale extending from synthesis to nano characterization to theory and numerical simulation. Advanced infrastructures are integrated in a multi-site combination to develop frontier research on methods for reproducible nanoscience research and to enable European and international researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced proposals impacting science and innovation.


10:00 - 10:20

Ulrich Thombansen, Fraunhofer ILT

LASHARE establishes Laser-based Equipment Assessment (LEA) as a tool for accelerated technology transfer. Currently, 14 LEAs focus on an increase in Technology Readiness Level of manufacturing equipment such as small high precision ultrafast sources for thin film processing, turnkey optical systems for parallel processing by laser beam splitting or plug and play direct diode laser modules for energy efficient warm forming of high strengths steels. The LEAs support 14 small and medium sized equipment suppliers across Europe in collaboration with 14 industrial users and six research hubs.

10:20 - 10:40

Romualdas Trusovas, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology

The APPOLO project focuses on emerging innovative laser technologies and processes, which need to be customised, tested and validated before being able to compete in the market. The project brings together the demand of end-users and the knowledge of application laboratories with equipment manufacturers to facilitate faster validation of the process feasibility and adaptation of the laser technology and equipment. All activities are arranged in assessment value chains that include testing, integration, validation and the assessment of the processes at end-user’s facilities.

10:40 - 11:00

Marwan Abdou-Ahmed, Physikalisches IFSW Stuttgart

RAZIPOL aims at the development of ultra-fast lasers with radial and azimuthal polarizations for high-efficiency micro-machining applications. Applications include drilling of holes (e.g. injection nozzles, spinnerets) with aspect ratios (>20:1) with a decreased process time at structural with high precisions as well as large area structuring (e.g. lab-on-chip). RAZIPOL will combine fast scanners with a three stage MOPA system to achieve 1ps pulses at 20MHz repetition rate with an average power of 500W. A second system will achieve 5ps pulses with 1mJ pulse energy at an average power of 200W.

11:00 - 11:20

Fernando Perales, UNIMETRIK

The goal of the project is to develop an adaptive laser micromachining system, based on ultrashort pulsed laser ablation and a novel depth measurement sensor, together with advanced data analysis software and automated system calibration routines. This technology will be tested in three different application scenarios: micromachining, defect removal on wafer carriers and texturing of complex tool features.

11:20 - 11:40

Yves Hernandez, MULTITEL

Charming developed visible laser sources based on fibre laser sources and periodically poled frequency doubling fibres. The objectives were to develop new picosecond sources for biomedical imaging applications. The results proved the viability of fully fibre based laser sources in the visible spectrum that were applied to time resolved fluorescence and super resolution imaging.

11:40 - 12:00

Aitor Garcia de la Yedra, Lortek

Combilaser has the vision to create a solution that minimizes human expert intervention in setup and operation of laser based manufacturing systems by integrating the industrial laser process with a seamless set up and a self-learning module. In doing so, it aims to reduce process optimisation loop for new applications addressing flexibility and ever more demanding standards in industry.

12:00 - 12:20

Bruce Napier, Vividcomponents

The HALO project is developing the next generation of laser tools by adapting beam properties such as caustic and energy distributions in real-time to meet optimal requirements for the current manufacturing task. The aim is to provide solutions that increase the flexibility of the laser based equipment and enhance the quality of the laser process at the same time.

12:20 - 12:40

Bruce Napier, Vividcomponents

ISLA is a project with the key aim of developing 2um fibre lasers and associated optical component technologies to enable optimised material processing capabilities. As well as demonstrating high power pulsed and CW 2um fibre lasers, the consortium has developed critical components including the active fibre, acousto-optic modulators, fibre combiners and couplers.

12:40 - 13:00

Anton Garcia Diaz, AIMEN

MAShES aims to develop a breakthrough compact imaging system for RT closed-loop control of laser processing. It will be built on a novel multispectral optics and multisensor arrangement in the VIS-MWIR spectrum. Absolute temperature, geometry, and speed, will be imaged accurately and reliably. RT process control, and cognitive readjustment and process quality diagnosis will be embedded.

13:00 - 13:20

Pablo Romero, AIMEN

FABIMED project addresses one of the main barriers for the next generation of micro devices for personal health care by enabling the cheap production of miniaturized devices for disease diagnosis and treatment through replicative nano structured 3D geometries on polymer and ceramic materials. Novel tool making technologies with precision laser micro machining and nano structuring with optical inspection will enable disposable parts connected to simple readout units.

13:20 - 15:00
Innovation Valley – Face to Face with European Research in Photonics

The Innovation Valley invites the visitors to get in touch with European Research and Technology transfer projects right at the edge of photonic challenges. From laser sources to applications, partners from industry and research institutions offer their expertise to inform about innovative approaches and new solutions. For further information about the event visit


Ulrich Thombansen,
Fraunhofer ILT



Workshop Registration Details
Pre-registration by 29 March online or register onsite; a limited number of seats are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
5 April 2016 · 09:00 to 15:00
Location Gold Hall
Workshop Number AW002

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