The PartnersA group of eleven research organisations and market leading companies from across Europe have teamed up to increase the industrial uptake of laser functional texturing and unlock the benefits of the technology for European manufacturers.
We focus on application-oriented research and development, covering all steps: starting with physical- and material- technological basic knowledge and ending with holistic systems development. We bundle our strength, on the one hand, on laser technology (e.g.laser welding, cutting, coating, hardening, cleaning) and, on the other hand, on surface technology (e.g. laser build up welding, cladding, thin film technology, vapor deposition, process monitoring and nano particle technology).
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of education around the world. From a pioneering institute born out of the Scottish Enlightenment, today Heriot-Watt is shaping the world, a global university, a leader in transnational education.
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is inspiring Great British manufacturing globally by developing innovative manufacturing technologies and processes in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.
Founded in 2010, the MTC has some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world enabling it to provide a specialised environment for the development and demonstration of innovation to be used on an industrial scale.
ATS is The Independent Solution Provider for Smart Digital Transformation world-wide. We provide products and services for all three levels of the automation pyramid; control, execution and information. ATS is an innovative, strategic knowledge partner offering eight areas of expertise: Automation & IT, Lean & Six Sigma, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Quality Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Application Packaging and Virtualization, Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0.
GF Machining Solutions are the partner of choice to successful tool, mold and die makers, and to producers of high-value parts in fast-growing market segments. GFMS offers innovative Milling, EDM, Laser texturing, Automation, and Customer Services solutions. Talking to one expert is what we call « More efficiency, » and that’s a big plus!
Sensofar group is a leading-edge technology company that operates at the highest quality standards within the field of surface metrology.
Sensofar Metrology is a multi-national company whose mission is to develop, manufacture and commercialise high-end 3D surface metrology tools. We also provide consultancy within the field of metrology, and pursue a philosophy of guaranteeing advanced techniques, high quality and customer services.
SIMTEC is an engineering modeling company that assists industrial professionals in their research and development approaches. With strong collaboration and continual interaction, we help our clients structure their research and scientifically study their ideas. Furthermore, we offer custom numerical software that provides our customers with an easy-to-use support tool for making decisions based on scientific computations. Some of the industries we serve include the biopharmaceutical, automotive, and industrial furnace provider industries.
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are manufactured both by the company and by its licensees. The engines have power outputs ranging from 450 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines of up to 30 MW, steam turbines of up to 150 MW and compressors with volume flows of up to 1.5 million m³/h and pressures of up to 1,000 bar. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, propellers, gas engines and chemical reactors.
Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world’s major automotive, aerospace and energy industries.
Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries.
We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.
We’ve been serving the UK for well over a century and our mission is to meet everyday needs for nutrition, home hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
In fact 16 of our 40 brands are market leaders including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Flora, Marmite, Lynx – and you can find our products in the kitchens, fridges, freezers and bathrooms in nine out of every ten UK homes.
With annual UK sales of around 2 billion euros, we go to great lengths to ensure that that we build on and maintain the trust between our business and the people who buy our products.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies UK & Ireland, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited, is committed to transforming the world’s vision. We strive to increase awareness of the importance of vision and vision care and to provide the world’s best vision correction choices.