As project coordinator, TWI will be responsible for the overall management of the project efforts and will be the main point of contact with the EC. Furthermore, TWI will be involved in the development of the three ‘plug and play’ modular end-effectors for the beam forming unit (for welding, cladding and cutting applications), as well as in the laser processing validation trials (for cladding, welding and cutting applications), to establish the performance of the ModuLase adaptable processing head.
TWI Ltd (TWI) is one of Europe's largest independent RTOs, specialising in all aspects of materials joining and associated technologies. TWI is a non-profit-distributing organisation with approximately 700 industrial member companies; supporting activities on ~3,500 sites in 60 countries across all sectors manufacturing. Furthermore, TWI also has a proven track record in successfully managing and participating in projects funded both by the European Commission and the UK government. TWI operates a Quality Assurance scheme certified to ISO 9001:2000.
Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF, www.crf.it) is one of the main private research centres in Italy. It was founded in 1978, with the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of the Fiat Group. Also through the cooperation with a pan-European and increasingly global network of more than 1800 partners from industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with sustainable mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.
The European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) manages the International System for Training, Qualification and Certification of both welding personnel and companies using welding, in Quality, Environment, Health and Safety.
EWF, in conjunction with the relevant national welding institutes and organisations of European countries, has made great efforts in the updating and harmonisation of training and education in the field of welding technology.
Graham Engineering Ltd are involved in the fabrication and manufacture of nuclear containment vessels and glove boxes; development and production of aerospace components; and specialist projects for power generation industries, health and national security industries. Recent technological advancement include investment in an Advanced 10Kw Fibre Laser Welding ‘Technology Centre’ located at out 300,000 sqft site located in the North West of England. The Fibre Laser 3D Robotic welding capability enables Graham Engineering to continue improving product integrity and add value to the manufacturing process.
Q-Sys is an independent system builder and system integrator based in The Netherlands. Q-Sys have extensive expertise is in mechatronic systems, particularly involving the application of linear precision motion and positioning systems. Current activities include the design, build, commissioning and ongoing support of a range of motion based systems to customers around the world. Q-Sys offer a bespoke design service which enables them to deliver custom systems for the more unusual applications, tailored to meet the specific needs of the customer. These include laser systems for welding, cutting and engraving together with motion platforms for laser ablation and even laser holography
Sodecia is an industrial corporation operating worldwide as a full service supplier in the chassis, powertrain and body in white commodities. As a partner of the world's major OEM's, Sodecia aims to deliver integrated product solutions to meet the highest demands of our customers, by constantly adding value to their challenges, exceeding their expectations and taking part in their success. We thrive to create and present innovative solutions for our customers. We're currently in 35 locations worldwide. Sodecia today is a corporation with business units in 4 different regions of the world: Europe, South America, North America and Asia Pacific. We offer different expertise in each of our units, whether it may be Chassis, Powertrain and Body in White, motorcycle assembly sites, tool & die shops, or special product design.”
AIMEN is a Non Profit association constituted by 110 companies, which supplies technological support to more than 400 companies dedicated to industrial or commercial activity related to metallurgy, automotive sector, civil construction, mechanics, shipbuilding, chemicals, foundry, machinery, ceramics, food, cement, wood and its derivates, plastics, engineering, assembly and others. AIMEN promotes and undertakes research, as well as improves design, simulation and joining technologies.
Designers and manufacturers of high quality laser optics and beam delivery equipment. The company is privately owned, with markets in Asia, America and Europe.