Synova is committed to continuously advance and expand the capabilities and performance of its water jet guided technology, Laser MicroJet®. In efforts to effectively broaden its research initiatives, Synova is entertaining strategic research and development (R&D) cooperations with leading universities, research institutions and technology players. Situated in the heart of Europe, Synova maintains dense contacts with European partners by initiating and leading European projects.
Project STIMULANT from framework Cleansky 2
Within this project Synova cooperates with the University of Nottingham, Waterjet SA, Seco and IK4 Tekniker.
Project scope: STIMULANT (Surface Integrity Conscious High-Performance Hybrid Machining for Safety-Critical Superalloy Aeroengine Parts) aims to develop and demonstrate “surface integrity conscious” hybridisation of machining processes for safety-critical aero engine parts that is able to deliver a step-change in Material Removal Rates (MRR) and reduction in production costs. STIMULANT will take key knowledge at different levels of maturity that exists within Consortium, and progress it, via Standard Features (StdFs) methodology, to the demonstration on “engine-like” safety critical parts.
For more information please see: STIMULANT project web page
Fraunhofer IPT – Institute for Production Technology– Aachen, Germany
Fraunhofer ILT – Institute for Laser Technology– Aachen, Germany
Additional to the publicly funded cooperation, Synova works on a bilateral level together with specialists of the Fraunhofer IPT and ILT in optical sensing / optical in-line control of laser processes to improve both speed and control of the laser processing by fully integrated solutions in Synova machines.
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
cf. project STIMULANT above.
University of Basel (Dept of Biomedical Engineering), Switzerland
MTC: The Manufacturing Technology Center, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Swissphotonics is a non-profit association registered under "Verein Schweizer Laser und Photonik Netz". Swissphotonics is the Swiss national thematic network (NTN) for photonics and serves as a network for a common vision and growth of the photonics industry. It is the declared goal of Swissphotonics to promote the competitiveness of its members through the support of the innovation forces.
Swissmem unites the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industry and associated technology-oriented sectors.