As we approach the end of the TresClean project we are reflecting on the many achievements realised by our fantastic team, Università degli Studi di Parma, University of Stuttgart, ALPhANOV, BSH Group, Ecor International, RAYLASE GmbH and MODUS ltd.
Identified suitable surface topographies to reach super-hydrophobic and antibacterial effects.
Developed a high-power laser delivering 1kW of output power and >3mJ of pulse energy,
Developed a high-speed scanning system with improved resolution and sufficient accuracy to support laser power up to 1kW.
Upscaled the TresClean laser texturing technique to produce nanoscale topographies with high throughput over large surface areas.
Successfully textured metal pipes and polymers with the TresClean laser surface texturing techniques.
Details of the research leading to these results can be found in the articles produced by the project. Links to the project publications can be found on the TresClean website, www.tresclean.eu.