IRIS Srl, located in Turin, Italy, is a start-up company founded in 2012 to develop innovative applications of technology of plasma and laser in industrial and environmental. It currently employs seven people: four full-time researchers, including one of the founders, with experience of laser, plasma, materials, energy and environment and other two members, collaborating part-time, to bring applications to industrialization and commercialization thanks to their experience in the management of contracts and intellectual property and the launch and management of enterprise. IRIS is in an expansion phase with a plan, presented to and validated by investors, to gradually increase the number of employees till doubling it in 2017. Since the founding, IRIS adheres to MESAP, Regional Innovation Pole for Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing and it is also involved in a regional network of SMEs, active in investing in technological innovation, getting from them additional industrial capacity (cutting, welding, machining, prototyping) and offering/sharing with them research and development activities to increase the competitiveness of the local industrial system. IRIS added value is on process optimization/qualification in order to guarantee best affordable product performances (dimensional, structural reliability, etc).
In Symbionica IRIS will be involved in the development of a real time sensor system for monitoring the laser material interaction of the ablation process related to the point of interaction, implementation of a detection system to provide information for adaptation of the processing strategy, increase in process understanding to advance the planning of the processing strategy, transfer of new knowledge to the curricula for teaching laser technology.