University of Luxembourg RUES (Production Technologies)

Core business

  • Laser welding
  • Welding of dissimilar materials
  • Copper and aluminium welding (batteries)
  • Polymers and metals welding
  • Robotic assembly
  • Human and worker interacting during safe assembly operation
  • Lean manual assembly
  • Manufacturing process flow optimization
  • Value stream management

For more details please see www.plapper.com

Major material / Production technologies projects

  • Laser Technology Competence Center (LTCC) -EU
  • Laser beam welding of polymers – international industry
  • Robotic joining of special dies – international industry
  • Combined Laser Braze-Welding Process for Al-Cu – automotive OEM
  • Transnational Cluster of Materials and Processes –EU
  • Self-Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Robotic Peg-in-Hole Assembly Process – national research fund
  • Perceptive real-time collision avoidance for safe Human Robot Cooperation – national research fund
  • Knowledge based Intelligent Planning system for production automation – national research fund

Technical/technological capabilities

  • Automotive/aerospace/medical industries,
  • Electric vehicles,
  • Lightweight design,
  • Composites,
  • Electrical device
  • Joining dissimilar metal-metal combinations and hybrid polymer-metal structures,
  • Effects of intermetallic compounds on dissimilar joints,
  • Surface ablation, annealing,
  • Some crystallographic/metallographic/electric/mechanical/fatigue/chemical materials characterisation

Main customers/collaborations

  • Goodyear
  • IEE
  • FANUC
  • Delphi
  • TRUMPF
  • IMATEC
  • GENERAL MOTORS
  • OPEL
  • RWTH AACHEN
  • Universität des Saarlandes
  • Universite de Liege
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University of Luxembourg RUES (Production Technologies)

Head of faculty

Paul Heuschling

Creation date

2003

Organisation type

Public Research Organisation

Employees

250+

Address

UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
Research Unit in Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Plapper
Tel: +352 46 66 44 58 04
Email
www.plapper.com

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