Innovative Laser Technologies in Mechanical Engineering

Duration of the project

01.07.2015. - 31.08.2015.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

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Rezekne academy of Technologies
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Mittweida University of Applied Sciences
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Utena University of Applied Sciences

Aim of the project

The participants in the project – employees, graduate students, and students of the engineering faculty of Rezeknes Augstskola (Latvia), Hochschule Mittweida (Germany) and Utena University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania) – receive the opportunity to make themselves familiar with innovative laser technologies in engineering during the workshop and the seminar. The activities undertaken in the project aim to give the participants latest theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the field of laser material processing and to achieve a sustainable and interdisciplinary education and to have a synergy effect.

Support for the establishment of a laser applications center and its rapid development as a research facility at the Rezeknes Augstskola and in the region. The realization of the first laser research tasks and applications for small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.

Main activities of the project

  1. Organizational and technical support to develop a macro processing with laser (cutting, welding, marking, engraving, annealing, etc.) laser technology laboratory of Rezeknes Augstskola. Expert help: at the assembly and installation of 4 kW Nd: YAG laser and disk laser HL4006D.
  2. Collaborative Research to 4 kW Nd: YAG laser and HL4006D disk laser, laser application possibilities for companies.
  3. Seminar on „Innovative laser technology engineering – Latvian SMEs“ – Rezeknes Augstskola, Latvia
  4. Seminar on „Safety in working with lasers – EU standards and trends in Latvia“

Target group and number of persons involved

Direct beneficiaries of the project – 41 persons

Employees, graduate students, and students of the engineering faculty of Rezeknes Augstskola, Latvia – 30 persons

Employees of Laser Institute Mittweida, Germany – 9 persons

Employees, graduate students and students Utena University of Applied Sciences Lithuania – 2 persons

Indirect beneficiaries of the project – 28 persons

Engineers from the technological departments of small and medium-sized enterprises in Latvia