The RECREATE Consortium recently took center stage at the 8th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena in South Korea, that took place from October 22nd to 27th, 2023, in the city of Gyeongju, South Korea. The primary objective of the annual conference is to provide a comprehensive platform for esteemed researchers and industry professionals to share and disseminate the latest research findings, advancements, and practical applications within the realm of laser peening and associated phenomena.
This year’s event was designed to foster global collaboration, encouraging the exploration of new horizons in laser peening research and development. ICLPRP drew a prominent international audience, with participation from 400 scholars hailing from 12 diverse countries.
The conference program featured a robust agenda comprising 10 keynote speeches, 55 in-depth talks, and 39 poster presentations, all of which showcased cutting-edge research and developments in the field. The conference also facilitated valuable opportunities for attendees to partake in technical tours and cultural excursions, enhancing the overall experience and knowledge exchange.
In an important breakthrough, our project partner Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) presented their pioneering work, revealing for the very first time a process for the selective disassembly of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy laminates. This cutting-edge research was developed as part of Work Package 2 (WP2) in collaboration with INVENT (INV), a leader in material manufacturing, and the University of Tempere (TAU), known for their expertise in mechanical testing.
The results of this study showcase the remarkable capabilities of the process and, equally important, its minimal impact on the mechanical properties of the separated materials. This achievement marks a promising step towards more efficient and environmentally friendly material disassembly methods.
Adding to the celebration of this exceptional research, Ines Sma, a PhD student affiliated with CNRS/PIMM and the action leader in this project, was awarded the Gold Award for “Best Poster” of the conference. This recognition underscores the importance and significance of the work done in the field of laser peening and related phenomena.
RECREATE’s participation in this international conference not only highlighted their commitment to advancing the field but also underscored the importance of collaboration in pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge. This research promises to open new doors for the industry, with environmentally friendly material disassembly techniques that preserve the integrity of the separated materials.