R&D Partnerships

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.

 

EU Projects

Project STIMULANT from framework Clean Sky 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

 

Research Collaborations

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Fraunhofer IPT – Institute for Production 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.

Frauenhofer IPT website

 

Logo ILTFraunhofer 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.

Frauenhofer ILT website

 

Logo University of NottinghamUniversity of Nottingham, United Kingdom

cf. project STIMULANT above.

University of Nottingham website

 

Logo University of BaselUniversity of Basel (Dept of Biomedical Engineering), Switzerland

Synova has been collaborating with the University of Basel and its Department of Biomedical Engineering since many years. This active collaboration has led Synova to imagine and test innovative approaches to the online control of its process.

University of Basel website

 

Logo MTCMTC: The Manufacturing Technology Center, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The collaboration with MTC, as Tier 2 member, is of high importance for Synova. MTC is a key partner with extensive know-how and being close to leading industries in the UK and Europe. This collaboration allows Synova to further strengthen the development of its technology and to focus on processing advanced materials for the aerospace industry.

MTC website

 

Logo Bern FHBern University of Applied Sciences (Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies), Switzerland

The collaboration with the Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies at the Bern University of Applied Sciences aims at evaluating the potential of coupling ultra short laser pulses at high average power and repetition rate into the micro waterjet. The goal is to achieve high machining and cutting speeds with superior qualities, for micro-components as well as the semiconductor industry.

                                                                                               Bern University website

 

 

Association Memberships

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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.

                                                                                            SwissPhotonics website

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Swissmem

Swissmem unites the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industry and associated technology-oriented sectors. 

SwissMem website