«Electrical Steel Structuring, Insulating and Assembling by means of the Laser technologies (ESSIAL)».

Financing entity: European Union (H2020, FoF 06-2017, Ref. 766437)

Participants: Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique d’Amiens (France), Jeumont Electric (France), Matikem (France), Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Euronovia (France), Centre de Recherches Metallurgiques ASBL (Belgium), Fundacion Andaltec I+D+I (Spain), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung (Germany), Multitel (Belgium), Laser Engineering Applications (Belgium), Albatros SL (Spain), Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (France), Institut de Recherche Technologique Materiaux, Metallurgie, Procedes (France)


Coordinator: Francisco J. Velasco (at UC3M)

Dates: Nov 2017 – Apr 2022.

Financing: 461.087,50 €

Web page of the project


Work at UC3M

Three UC3M research groups participate in the project: Materials Performance (belonging to Materials Science and Engineering Department), Power Electronics (Electronic Technology Department) and Energy System Engineering (Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department). The multidisciplinarity of the group allows us to address studies and analysis on coatings for electric steels, polymeric materials employed during the manufacturing of transformers, and, specially, the effect of laser texturing on the corrosion resistance of materials, the protective ability of the coating, the models of magnetic and thermal losses of the components, or the construction and validation of small transformers.

Material’s Day (Jornada de Materiales) (March 28th, 2019)

Seminar: Functional adhesives for electrical and electronic industries (Nov 2020)

Last 24th November 2020, the Workshop “Functional Adhesives for Electrical and Electronic Industries” was held at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Leganés, Spain). The workshop dealt with different issues related to the use of adhesives in considered applications, including wettability of different materials (both organic-metal systems and metal-metal systems considered in soldering or brazing), adhesion between organic and metallic materials, the main systems involved in those industries and studies about their durability.