he overall aim of PROMETHEUS is to develop high power ultra-short pulse lasers and the associated optics to
enable the precise periodic texturing of surfaces to impart a range of surface functionalities at unprecedented
Key Overarching Objectives:
The PROMETHEUS project a number of broad qualitative objectives, including;
To manufacture textured functional surfaces utilising fewer raw materials, less energy and less waste.
To improve accuracy, power and control over existing technologies.
To achieve fast materials processing with processing speeds 2-5 m2/min, representing a significant increase on current laser techniques.
To increase achievable precision.
To minimize heat impact on sensitive materials.
To increase productivity.
To increase achievable flexibility and product customization.