Aim & Objectives

Prometheus Project Aims & Objectives

T 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 processing speeds.

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.
  • Significantly reduce processing costs.