The 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 processing speeds.
Strengthening industrial manufacturing based on ultra-short pulse lasers and extending its field of applications by simultaneous improvement of precision and productivity; significant contribution to the digitization of European industry.
The PROMETHEUS case studies have been chosen to challenge the technology application into a range of price sensitive industrial sectors. PROMETHEUS focusses upon the industrial application of ultra-short pulse lasers for manufacturing. The project focusses on the development of high power ultra-short pulse laser technologies in the range of 10 ns – 700 ps and will be applicable to future high-power developments in shorted pulse systems.
The PROMETHEUS project supports the European 2020 grand societal challenges. Creating a high potential high power ultra-short pulse laser processing technology with unprecedented processing speeds with in-line characterisation diffractographic / scatterometric inspection system and associated control systems will contribute specifically to at least two out of five of the grand challenges, namely;