Laser Technology Competence Center - Phase 3

The LTCC at the University of Luxembourg has the mission to develop innovative laser process know-how, to explore novel opportunities of this versatile production tool and to support mainly, but not exclusively, national industry with a pre-competitive communication platform. The work of the researchers of the LTCC will enable national and international industrial partners to benefit from the insights gained by systematic investigations related to cutting-edge laser manufacturing technology.

This project will increase the physical capacity of the LTCC, by buying new laser beam sources, laser machinery, and related testing equipment to keep the apparatus of the lab up to date and at the state of the art.
The scientists of the LTCC will work in a pre-competitive setting on the joining technology of dissimilar materials with a strong national industry base, like steel or non-ferrous-metals (Cu, Al, Ti, ...), polymers and rubbers, or sintered materials (hardmetals, tungsten, ceramics, ...). Cutting-edge research of Laser Production Technology will grow the knowledge of joining different materials. This process understanding is essential for competitive electro-mobility, energy distribution and other electronic applications (joining Cu and Al foils), for energy saving light weight structures (processing advanced high strength steels) or polymer-aluminum components with tailored material properties (e.g. automobile components). Also structuring or un-coating of surfaces to reduce friction is a potential application for industrial use of laser.

Students, who will do their Bachelor, Master or PhD thesis with these processes, will disseminate this experience as they subsequently apply in industry for engineering jobs and thus bring their knowledge into commercial usage.

The insights of the LTCC scientists will be shared in publications, conferences and road shows to interested partners. The LTCC will provide interested project partners access to state-of-the-art laser equipment, so they can perform own pre-competitive experimental investigations.

  • Mis à jour le 15-03-2018