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Reference Number EP/S018190/1
Title Research on the theory and key technology of laser processing and system optimisation for low carbon manufacturing (LASER-BEAMS)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr P Mativenga
No email address given
Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2019
End Date 31 December 2022
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £812,910
Industrial Sectors Energy; Manufacturing
Region North West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr P Mativenga , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr E Woolley , Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor JR Tyrer , Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr Z Liu , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor L Li , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr L C R Jones , Wolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac En, Loughborough University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Teer Coatings Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Advanced Laser Technology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Laser Optical Engineering Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract 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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