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EPSRC Reference: EP/S018190/1
Title: Research on the theory and key technology of laser processing and system optimisation for low carbon manufacturing (LASER-BEAMS)
Principal Investigator: Mativenga, Professor PT
Other Investigators:
Jones, Dr L C R Liu, Dr Z Li, Professor L
Tyrer, Professor JR Woolley, Dr E
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Advanced Laser Technology Limited Laser Optical Engineering Ltd Teer Coatings Ltd
Department: Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2019 Ends: 31 December 2021 Value (£): 812,910
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Design & Testing Technology Energy Efficiency
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Energy
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
22 Oct 2018 UK-China Low Carbon Manufacturing Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Laser based processing technologies have great potential to bring new innovations to manufacturing while at the same time disrupting traditional energy and carbon intensive processes. Lasers enable selective processing and unique but complex material energy beam interactions. However, there is currently a limited understanding of the energy intensity and carbon emissions associated with the use of lasers in manufacturing. New knowledge, understanding, process models and resource metrics, and industry case studies are urgently needed to optimise laser materials processing technologies for low carbon manufacturing. This project brings together leading groups from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Chongqing University (CQU) in China, and The University of Manchester and Loughborough University in the UK, to co-create the scientific base and technologies for low carbon manufacturing with lasers. The proposal has a focus on laser cleaning and welding reflecting areas that are distinctive in the UK and China and have the greatest potential for bringing new innovations to growing areas of industry as well as greater potential for impact on low carbon manufacturing.
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