European projects

R&D activities represent for Osai an important activity branch. The permanent dedication to innovation allows our company to satisfy with more and more specific standards customer requests and to interact with international realities, taking part to European project, such as Horizon.
At the moment R&D activities involve inside Osai a team, that works and collaborates with experts from all over the EU.
Projects outcomes and innovations developed inside bracing fields such as international projects, contribute also to internal business development in Osai.

Abstract: Specific raw materials become increasingly important to manufacture high level industrial products. Especially electronic equipment contains precious metals and a series of strategic raw materials.
The goal of ADIR is to demonstrate the feasibility of a key technology for next generation urban mining. An automated disassembly of electronic equipment will be worked out to separate and recover valuable materials. The concept is based on image processing, robotic handling, pulsed power technology, 3D laser measurement, real-time laser material identification (to detect materials), laser processing (to access components, to selectively unsolder these; to cut off parts of a printed circuit board), and automatic separation into different sorting fractions.

Call: H2020-SPIRE-2015

Topic: SPIRE-07-2015

Type of action: IA

Grant number: 680449

Proposal acronym: ADIR

Title: Next generation urban minig – Automated disassembly, separation and recovery of precious materials from electronic equipment

Key words: urban mining; automatic disassembly, identification and separation; recovery of precious materials; recycling, printed circuit boards, mobile phones

Start: 01 September, 2015; End: 31 August, 2019

Project duration: 48 months

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Abstract: The APPOLO project seeks to establish and coordinate connections between the end-users, which have demand on laser technologies for (micro)fabrication, knowledge accumulated in the application laboratories of research institutes and universities and the laser equipment manufacturers (preferable SMEs: for integration, lasers, beam control and guiding, software, etc.) in order to facilitate faster validation of the process feasibility and adaptation or customization of the technology (equipment) for manufacturing conditions, including reliability of components and their interaction as well as assessment of the dedicated production processes in terms of the process speed, quality and repeatability.

Call: FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF “Factories of the Future”

Topic: FoF-ICT-2013.7.2

Type of action: RIA

Grant number: 609355

Proposal acronym: APPOLO

Title: Hub of Application Laboratories for Equipment Assessment in Laser Based Manufacturing

Key words: NIR Laser texturing of polymers, scribing technology, Laser surface texturing, surface functionalization

Start: 01 September, 2013; End: 31 August, 2017

Project duration: 48 months

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Topic: DT-FOF-04-2018

Type of action: IA

Grant number: 820774

Proposal acronym: MANUELA

Title: Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line

Key words: Metal Additive Manufacturing, Powder Bed fusion, design for AM, in-line control, quality monitoring, machine learning, post AM processing, material qualification for AM, automation, standardization
Project at Grant Agreement preparation phase.

Start: 01 October, 2018; End: 30 September, 2022

Project duration: 48 months

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These projects have received funding from the European Union’s FP7 Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme