Installation and first tests of LBW processing head

The first prototype of an MPLC-based LBW processing head has been installed and is currently being tested by Susana Prieto and Rosa Mª Arias at AIMEN facilities. This brand-new LBW head, based on CAILABS’ MPLC beam shaping technology and industry proven PRECITEC optics, can tailor the power distribution of an 8kW laser to obtain the […]

Meet our Partners behind the scenes: AIDIMME

Meet the team of AIDIMME behind the scenes. Check out the video and get to know  Julia Ureña Alcázar and Mario Martínez Ceniceros, Research & Development Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Processes Unit. Julia and Mario tell us about the main objectives and challenges that they are facing in the Custodian project. You will see the AIDIMME facilities of a modified LPBF […]

Open access paper on «Numerical Investigation of Laser Beam Welding of Stainless Steel Sheets with a Gap»

Have a look at the latest open access paper by TU WIEN and AIMEN, recently published in the special Issue «Modelling of Laser Welding« of the Applied Sciences Journal by MDPI. Our CUSTODIAN Partners published their research results on: «A Numerical Investigation of Laser Beam Welding of Stainless Steel Sheets with a Gap». See the open […]

Meet our Partners behind the scenes: Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)

Meet the team of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) behind the scenes. Check out the video and get to know Maurizio Vedani, Head of Materials Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of PoliMi, as well as Marawan Abdelwahed, PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of PoliMi. Marawan and Maurizio will take us […]

Meet our Partners behind the scenes: AIMEN

Over the upcoming month, we are happy to present our Custodian partners behind the scenes. Today we will start with AIMEN. Check out the video and get to know Jorge Luis Arias Otero, senior researcher and director of the Custodian project and Roberto Fernández Molanes, senior researcher at AIMEN. They explain to us what their […]

Summary of CUSTODIAN Webinar on Industrial laser solutions for better efficiency and lower costs

In June 2020, secpho organized a CUSTODIAN Webinar together with all Project Partners presenting their roles and contributions to the project. As the project CUSTODIAN promotes the collaboration between different European partners such as RTOs, companies or clusters experts in laser research and complementary fields like: laser-based manufacturing know-how, solutions in Laser Beam Welding (LBW), Laser Powder Bed […]

MWIR camera installation in LPBF technology for melt pool monitoring and closed loop control

At the end of Feburary the CUSTODIAN partners got a step closer to their aim of creating a methodology of application-driven laser beam, by tailoring the material microstructure and deploying this beam to solve hot-cracking in LBW (Laser Beam welding) and LPBF (Laser Powder Bed Fusion): The MWIR camera has been installed in the LPBF […]

Third consortium meeting in Vienna after first project year

Last week, on 11 and 12 December 2019 CUSTODIAN organised the third consortium project meeting in Vienna, Austria.  This third meeting was hosted by our project partner TuWien. During the third face-to-face partners’ meeting, we briefly presented our progress on the project, reviewed and analyzed the next steps to be followed during CUSTODIAN and the […]

AIMEN and NIT visit AIDIMME’s facilities for laser tests and characterizations

Our CUSTODIAN partners David Diego from AIMEN and Germán Vergara from NIT (New Infrared Technologies) have visited the AIDIMME facilities and met Mario Martínez Ceniceros in November 2019. They have been working on different laser tests and characterizations carried out over the customized 4kW Concept Laser SLM available in AIDIMME. These measurements will be a key factor […]

TU Wien and Think Solidification sign an agreement for cooperation in the framework of CUSTODIAN© project

The goal of the cooperation is to enhance the capabilities of TU Wien’s simulation model for laser processing by incorporating solidification grain structure physics from Think Solidification’s SPrime software. TU Wien has been has been pushing further the state of the art of fluid dynamics simulation of laser processes over the last years. Currently they […]