The ECOLAS project intends to develop ecological laser applications. The aim is to develop innovative, environmentally-friendly applications based on laser diode and fiber laser technologies.
These new technologies open the door to new types of lasers (fiber lasers) and new industrial applications (plastic welding, marking, micro-tooling, etc.) thanks to their very-high-quality beams, low cost, and great reliability.
The ECOLAS project proposes to apply these technologies to material treatments (which continue to be dominated by conventional technologies) and develop new sources and interfaces to solve problems linked to specific applications.
This project has produced solutions for specific needs in Wallonia in the areas of plastic welding (LED lighting), direct marking (medical instruments, marking bottles at the rate of 600 a minute), and micro-tooling.